LandSerf is a freely available application for the visualisation and analysis of surfaces. Applications include
visualisation of landscapes; geomorphological analysis; gaming; GIS file conversion; map output; archaeological
mapping and analysis; surface modelling and many others. It runs on any platform that supports Java (Windows,
MacOSX, Unix, Linux etc.)
- Handles multiple surface models - raster digital elevation models (DEMs), vector Triangulated Irregular
Networks (TINs), contours and metric surface networks (MSNs).
- Interactive 3D viewing and 'flythrough' of surfaces on platforms that support OpenGL.
- A range of powerful and interactive visualisation techniques including lighting/shade models, multiple
image blending and dynamic graphical query.
- Fully controllable either via its attractive graphical user interface, or via scripting.
- Raster and vector transformation including image rectification and map projection.
- Multi-scale surface processing based on quadratic regression.
- Fractal and polynomial surface generation for modelling and simulation.
- Multi-scale parameter and feature extraction (slope, aspect, curvature etc.).
- Import and export of common raster and vector formats.
- Import and export from and to Garmin GPS receivers.
LandSerf is available for Windows, Linux and MacOSX. To download right click (Ctrl-click on Mac)
on the relevant link below and 'Save link as...' somewhere on your computer.
- The LandSerf Manual (pdf) - All the LandSerf documentation in a
single searchable book.
- User's Guide - Description of all LandSerf's features with
examples of their use.
- Tutorial - Step by step tutorial on how to use LandSerf.
- 'How to' guides - Instructions on undertaking specific tasks with
LandSerf, such as programming, scripting and importing data.
- Theory - Detail on some of the theoretical techniques implemented by
- Changes - Changes since the previously released version of LandSerf.
- Third party software - Details of third party software and code
and used by LandSerf.