Dianthus adds values from geographical data

- Let our expertise and knowledge add value to your company

Dianthus was born in the year 2000 and has since that time offered expertise in software development and geographical information technology, as well as image processing, analysis and remote sensing.



Dianthus AB is 100% owned by its employees. Our staff have a high level of education and many years of work experience in their specific fields.
  • Fredrik Walter, M.Sc. and Ph.d. in Forestry (Computerized Image Analysis and Remote Sensing) has worked for Dianthus for ten years. Fredrik's profile.
  • Daniel Nilede, Civil Engineer (Electrical Engineering) has worked for Dianthus for more than seven years. Daniel's profile.


  • General system development under MS Windows, Linux/UNIX and web-environment. We are masters of most available computer languages.
  • System development, analysis and investigation in the field of geographical information technology. We have strong expertise in ArcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcPad, MapObjects, FME, Oracle/Oracle Spatial, MapServer, OpenLayers, GDAL/OGR, GRASS, IDL, and QGIS.
  • Dianthus FIMAS (Forest Information Management and Analysis System) is used for the mapping of natural resources using image analysis and remote sensing. For example, various types of orthophotographs, satellite imagery and data from airborne laser scanners can be used. You can find more information about FIMAS here.


Over the last ten years, our orders and services have built a substantial source code library. It is used for the following products:

  • Dianthus GeoDistributor, software for servers used for automated distribution / copying of geographical data in a computer network.
  • Dianthus GeoManager, client software for user-friendly copying of geographical data.
  • Dianthus GeoGPS, client software for transferring data to and from a GPS-receiver.
  • Dianthus RasterSegmentation, software for segmentation of various raster data, for example aerial photographs and satellite imagery. The software is available as an ArcGIS-module or it can be run independently on a server. Here you find the User Guide for Dianthus RasterSementation .
  • Recreation plan, web-application with forms and map interface for effective planning, follow-up and budgeting of outdoor recreation facilities. This application is owned and run by Dianthus and is marketed by the Swedish forestry organisation Skogssällskapet.
  • Dianthus Globe, API for transformation between arbitrary geographical coordinate systems and map projections.
  • Dianthus Road, API that implements Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm.

Source code

Our substantial source code library also contains code for:

  • Statistical calulations, such as Multiple Regression Analysis and Multivariate Classification.
  • Calculation of terrain distances taking obstacles, such as lakes and streams, into account.
  • Web-application forms.
  • Web-application maps.
  • Visualisation of geographic data using our own map-engine DianthusGeo.


We have delivered products and services to the following companies / organisations:
  • Holmen Skog AB
  • Sveaskog AB
  • Skogssällskapet AB
  • Sport60 Sweden AB
  • Vattenfall AB
  • Jordbruksverket
  • Skogforsk
  • SCA Skog AB
  • Stora Enso AB
  • Södra Skogsägarna
  • Norra Skogsägarna
  • Norrskog
  • Billerud Skog AB

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