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What is SPRING?

SPRING is a state-of-the-art GIS and remote sensing image processing system with an object-oriented data model which provides for the integration of raster and vector data representations in a single environment. SPRING is a product of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE/DPI (Image Processing Division ) with assistance from:
The SPRING project has received substantial support from CNPq (National Research and Development Agency) through its programs RHAE and PROTEM/CC (GEOTEC project).

SPRING main features

  • An integrated GIS for environmental, socioeconomic and urban planning applications.
  • A multi-platform system, including support for Windows95/98/NT/XP and Linux.
  • A widely accessible freeware for the GIS community with a quick learning curve.
  • To be a mechanism of diffusion of the knowledge developed for the INPE and its partners with the introduction of new algorithms and methodologies.

Scientific Citation of SPRING

For citation of SPRING in scientific reports, please use a reference to the paper: "SPRING: Integrating remote sensing and GIS by object-oriented data modelling" Camara G, Souza RCM, Freitas UM, Garrido J Computers & Graphics, 20: (3) 395-403, May-Jun 1996.

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   Mirror Sites for SPRING download.


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