The Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (SGeMS) is an open-source computer package for solving problems involving spatially related variables. It provides geostatistics practitioners with a user-friendly interface, an interactive 3-D visualization, and a wide selection of algorithms.

Main Window variogram Modeling Visualizing a point set

Book update and cd content

Cambridge University Press has sold out their first stock of the SGeMS book. The book is now available in paperback edition but without the cd that included the examples.

The content of the cd can be downloaded here.

Short courses 2011 - SGeMS and MPS

I will be repeating last year SGeMS and MPS short courses at the mining department of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This is the best opportunity to become an expert with SGeMS and/or MPS and learn about the latest version of the software.

SGeMS shortcourses

Alexandre Boucher will be giving two SGeMS-based shortcourses hosted by Prof Felipe Costa at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).
Applied Geostatistics with SGeMS
Multiple-Point Geostatistics: Modeling with Training Image-Based Algorithms

Visual Studio 2010

Just a warning that SGeMS does not compile in debug mode with the latest microsoft compiler (msvc10). There is a bug in the boost library in addition of not being (officially) supported by Qt yet. If you want to develop sgems plugins on windows I will encourage you to use visual studio 2008 express until these issues are resolved.

SGeMS-Matlab Interface

For those of you addicted to Matlab, mgstat may offer the solution you need. It is a matlab package developed by Prof Thomas Mejer at the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark. The package has its own structure to store the parameters and data from Matlab, call SGeMS from the command line and seamlessly import the results back in Matlab. A very well made tool set.

If you have questions about mgstat, please post them in the User Forum, Prof Mejer is interested in suggestions and willing to help.

Developer workshop at University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

The first ever developer workshop has been held from July 27th to 29th in Neuchatel, Switzerland. The event was organized by Prof. Philippe Renard and hosted by the Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) of the University of Neuchatel. The class was taught by Alex Boucher. We had attendees from Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Italy and a first class venue with stunning views of Lake Neuchatel.


This website aims at complementing the book Applied Geostatistics with SGeMS and to provide support to SGeMS software users and developers. A whole section is devoted to programming with SGeMS, a topic that is not covered in the book. The user will find resources that complement what is already available in the book.

SGeMS is continuously evolving with bugs getting identified and removed and new features being added. We will post new developments on this site. We hope that some of you will get involved with the development and create a community that will launch SGeMS to the next level.

The content of the previous website has almost completely been transfered to this site. More materials have been added, notably on how to use python with SGeMS.

This site allows the users, once registered, to comment and participate. This can be done by commenting on posts or participating in the forums. If you have publication that involved the use of SGeMS we would like to add your work to the publication list.

This site, as the software, is a work in progress and can only improve with your participation and feedbacks.