The purpose of this page is to provide educational and practical resources for students and colleagues. Most of what you find will be links and descriptions to tools, databases, and reference material. Open-source options for software are provided when possible.

Reference Materials


  • Adobe Creative Cloud – Adobe software is the industry standard for photo editing and figure construction. Although all the software can used for a monthly fee, it is well worth it. If your university makes the software available to you for free, use it! If Adobe isn’t in the budget, both GIMP (photoshop) and Inkscape (illustrator) are powerful free alternatives!
  • QGIS – Free and 0pen-source GIS program that is stable, highly customizable, and has an ever growing list of plugins for geospatial analyses!
  • Stereonet 10 – Another fantastic piece of free software from Rick Allmendinger. This program does away with pen and paper stereonets, and facilitates easy analyses of structural data.
  • FieldMove Clino – A powerful clinometer app that allows you to take strike and dip measurements using your phone. It can also be used for paleocurrent data measurement, digital notes, and basic mapping. Links: iOS | Android

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