Core features

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  • 2D raster analysis and 3D voxel management (volumes)
  • 2D/3D Vector engine with SQL based DBMS support
  • Vector network analysis
  • Visualization of 2D, 3D maps and volumes
  • Interoperable with standard raster and vector formats
  • Works on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, MS-Windows and other POSIX compliant platforms
  • Modular architecture, scripting capabilities for batch processing
  • Programmable to run as OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) workhorse


  • see GRASS 6 features
  • native WPS support
  • see topics' oriented manual

See also