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Abundance of different taxa at sample sites from the Sydney Tar Ponds (data courtesy of Jeremy Koenig)

Currently we support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X (Intel only). GenGIS is released under the GNU General Public License version 3.


Current Release Details

GenGIS Version: 2.4.1 (August 27, 2015)
Python Version: 2.7.3 for Windows, 2.6.3 for Mac
RPy2 Version: 2.3.8 for Windows, 2.0.3 for Mac
wxWidgets Version: 2.8.9
Note: Currently R >= 3.0 is supported on Windows only due to constraints in the Rpy2 library.

Revision History | Known Issues

Windows Release

Mac OS X Release

  Note: For OSX 10.10 Yosemite X11 is needed. It can be downloaded from: 
The default installation directory "/opt/X11" is recommended.
Alternatively "sudo ln -s /opt/X11 /MyDirectory/X11" will allow GenGIS to find X11 in alternative locations.


Sample Data

Sample data can be found on the Tutorials page.

Digital Maps

You can use our tool MapMaker to generate high-resolution GeoTIFF for any region in the world. Instruction on obtaining digital terrain maps (DEMs) are provided on the Tutorials page. We have also assembled a collection of example digital terrain maps:

GenGIS Source Code

The latest version of GenGIS can be found in our Github repository. This version will typically be more up-to-date than the latest release version, although new and modified features may not have been extensively tested.

Previous Versions

Source code is for v2.1.0. GenGIS dependencies are given in /src/Readme.txt.