We have released version 2.0 of our GenGIS software. GenGIS is a geospatial information system for genomic data that allows interactive visualization of the relationship between geography, the environment, and biodiversity.
The GenGIS home page can be found at http://kiwi.cs.dal.ca/GenGIS/Main_Page and includes downloads, a complete manual and several tutorials that highlight different features of the program. We are currently supporting Windows XP, Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7.
Here is a brief overview of what’s new in version 2.0:
– Plugins for data analysis, including regression, the Mantel test and visualizing distance matrices on a map
– Support for saving and opening sessions
– Expanded testing of linear gradients: now a user can test all possible gradients, instead of specifying a single one to test
– Updated interface including new sequence and location legends and new ways to subselect data
– Improved Mac version, with fixes to various GUI inconsistencies between the Windows and Mac version.
We encourage you to try it out and send in your feedback, and contribute examples to be featured in our gallery. GenGIS remains under active development, and user feedback will be incorporated into the next release.