Saga GIS (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) is a GIS application for spatial data editing and GIS analyses. It can be used with a graphical user interface, command line tools or through the R package
RSAGA. Since the
RSAGA package is no longer actively maintained and has not been tested on newer SAGA GIS versions, we recommend using
Rsagacmd with SAGA GIS 7.9.0.
SAGA GIS is available in Puhti with following versions:
- 7.9.0 (
- 7.3.0 (
- 7.2.0 (
Usage with r-env-singularity module
SAGA GIS is installed in the general R module in Puhti. It is a Singularity container which means the commands are slightly different compared to old installations.
Before running anything, you should first start an interactive session on a computing node and load
sinteractive -i module load r-env-singularity
You can test that SAGA GIS loaded successfully and print the command line tools help information with
singularity_wrapper exec saga_cmd -h
If you have connected with NoMachine or have X11 enabled on your SSH connection, you can launch a graphical user interface with
singularity_wrapper exec saga_gui
For more information on running R jobs on Puhti, please see the
Usage with old saga-gis module
Same commands for older SAGA GIS 7.2.0 version
sinteractive -i module load gcc/9.1.0 saga-gis saga_cmd -h saga_gui
License and citing
SAGA GIS is published under the GPL license.
In your publications please acknowledge also oGIIR and CSC, for example “The authors wish to acknowledge for computational resources CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland (urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072531) and the Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research (oGIIR, urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072513).”
Last edited Fri Feb 12 2021