INSENSA-GIS is a free and open source software for statistical computing and display of GIS data


  • Raster file formats:
  • ArcInfo binary grid
  • ArcInfo ASCII grid
  • Geo-Tiff
  • Vector file formats:
  • Shape File
  • Simple Interface
  • Expandable with Java and R
  • In-App Plugin Download Store
  • Update Notification

Background and Motivation

Insensa-GIS started as a educational project to learn Java but did get some attention and grew quiet fast. After some years of absence I've decided to share this project and try to put my years of experience after starting with Insensa-GIS back into it.

For this reason, there are still a lot of code parts which are really old and done during my educational phase.

Installation ( beta )

The latest releases can be found on Insensa-GIS Homepage (Get Insensa). Please be aware, that Indensa GIS is still under development and will surely still have bugs. Reporting issues will really help improve this software.

Building from source

All you have to do to get Insensa-GIS up and running is cloning this project and calling the gradle wrapper

git clone "Insensa repo address"
cd <Path to Insensa>
./gradlew.bat gdalDownload runInsensa


  • Java 1.8
  • R >= 3.3 (Optional, for R plugins to work)
  • rJava (Optional, for R plugins to work)


If you need any supoort from us or the community, we recommend to use gis.stackexchange. If you have a question, just tag your question with "insensa" or use this link.

If you want to support us improving Insensa-GIS, there are various ways you can do this:

  • Testing the software and reporting the issues directly on Github
  • Creating your own plugins, see...

Copyright (C) 2017 Dennis Biber

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Insensa-GIS is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License,
or (at your option) any later version.

Insensa-GIS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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