Free and Versatile Software Solution for the analysis of chemical maps
XMapTools is an advanced analysis software for quantitative chemical analysis of solid Earth materials in 1D, 2D and 3D.
It provides numerical tools and packages implemented in a guided and versatile environment allowing data to be explored and visualised in your own way.
XMapTools incorporates for example a large variety of options for data processing including routines for classification, segmentation, calibration and visualisation via single and multi-channel maps or via binary, ternary and spider diagrams.
Welcome XMapTools 4!
XMapTools 4 updates the core experience of XMapTools with a redesigned interface, the addition of machine learning algorithms for classification and new tools for data calibration and vizualisation.
MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS
Several machine learning algorithms for classification and segmentation of chemical data are available. Select pixel data for training a new classification model.
SMART DATA CALIBRATION
New specific modules are available to guide you through the standardisation of EPMA and LA-ICP-MS data. Data calibration has become faster and more accurate.
ADVANCED DATA EXPLORATION TOOLS
Modern interaction tools are implemented and offer to all users a brand new experience. Import your existing project and start exploring your data at a new level.
Discover an extended series of external functions that can be calculated instantaneously. This new package includes more functions than ever before.
How to obtain XMapTools?
XMapTools 4.1 (build 230102)
Public version (released January 2023)
XMapTools 4 provides an optimal framework for the analysis of chemical data and for correlative compositional mapping across several instruments (e.g. EPMA, LA-ICP-MS, CT-SCANNER, FTIR, etc.). This version of XMapTools 4.1 is distributed as a standalone application (Mac & Windows). The source code is available on Github.
Free training for users
We are working hard to provide training material for XMapToosl 4. At the moment, you can get help for the main steps of the data processing procedure described in a user guide available in the program.
XMapTools 4 has an integrated user-guide which can be displayed at any stage of the processing. This is the simplest and quickest way to get access to a description of each part of the program.
We are building a resources website that will contain articles describing the main steps of data reduction.
TUTORIAL FOR EPMA DATA (2023)
Follow this step-by-step tutorial to become familiar with the procedure for data reduction of EPMA data and to discover the main features of XMapTools.
“I really enjoy using XMapTools 4, and I will keep it open the whole day when I work. I quickly standardised my maps of a whole thin section, and found amazing gradients in compositional zoning. Data from LA-ICP-MS or CT-scanner can also be used and calibrated in XMapTools 4. It is really a very powerful and versatile software, and a good friend for petrologists!”
“XMapTools 4 comes as a standalone application that is much more stable than previous versions. The mineral classification is better and the selection of various regions-of-interest for each mineral in the training phase reduces the number of mixing pixels.”
“XMapTools 4 greatly speeds up the processing for electron microprobe data. Many functions are applied instantaneously! Visualisation has improved and the program is very user-friendly. Excellent software!”
If you have ideas, join the team!
Anyone can participate in the development of XMapTools via Github