Spatial Analysis software is available to professional practitioners and academic researchers for commercial and non-commercial use. A variety of different Space Syntax softwares are available for spatial analysis.
UCL and Space Syntax Limited have developed a “Space Syntax Online Training Platform” to facilitate the dissemination of Space Syntax principles, methodologies and software.
The comprehensive handbook ‘Space Syntax Methodology‘, authored by Kinda Al-Sayed et al (2014), which is used in teaching at UCL offers an introduction and step-by-step tutorials for newbies to learn the techniques and methods of Space Syntax analysis based on depthmapX.
Space Syntax Limited also provide training for individuals and organisations in the use of their evidence-informed tools and techniques.
Between the laptop & the pencil (2011) provides an illustrated introduction to Space Syntax software use.
DepthmapX is a an open source, multi-platform software platform to perform a set of spatial network analyses designed to understand social processes within the built environment. It works at a variety of scales from building through small urban to whole cities or states. At each scale, the aim of the software is to produce a map of open space elements, connect them via some relationship (for example, intervisibility or overlap) and then perform graph analysis of the resulting network. The objective of the analysis is to derive variables which may have social or experiential significance.
Qgis Space Syntax Toolkit
The Qgis Space Syntax Toolkit is a QGIS plug-in for spatial network and statistical analysis. It provides a front-end for the depthmapX software within QGIS, offering user friendly space syntax analysis workflows in a GIS environment and a seamless spatial network analysis. Furthermore, it includes tools for urban data management and analysis, namely land use, entrances, frontages, pedestrian movement, road centre lines, and service areas.
Originally developed by Jorge Gil at the Space Syntax Laboratory, The Bartlett, UCL, the plugin includes contributions from:
- Space Syntax Limited – Ioanna Kovolou, Abhimanyu Acharya, Stephen Law, Laurens Versluis