GeoRose is a rose diagram and stereonet plotting program, which can plot structural geology rose diagram, equal area and equal angle stereonet diagram.


  • Generate strike, dip direction and dip rose diagrams, and equal area and equal angle stereonet diagrams.
  • Export diagram in PNG, PDF, PS and SVG formats.
  • Complete diagram displaying control.
  • Support transparent background.
  • Calculate strike from dip direction.
  • Process both plane and lineation data
  • Polar net grid for stereonet diagram
  • Mouse coordinates tracking
  • Copy data from and to spread sheet.
  • Both Windows and Mac OS X versions available
  • Version 0.4.3 provides polar area diagram / Nightingale plot
  • It is FREE.

To cite GeoRose in publications, use

title        = {GeoRose},
author       = {{Yong Technology Inc.}},
address      = {Edmonton, Canada},
year         = 2014,
url          = {}

Below is a short tutorial:

29 Replies to “GeoRose”

  1. Highly commendable, thanks for giving it free. However, Am stuggling with the file format to allow me have rose diagram saved.

  2. Many thanks for this, very useful!
    May I suggest an option to suppress the gridlines to the background?
    (they currently are in front of the depicted data)

  3. Is not a valid Win32 application error. on running. Would do well to indicate what versions of Windows this isn’t suitable for rather than just list “Windows”

    1. Joshua,
      If you install GeoRose properly, open it and type your data in or copy your data from spreadsheet and paste it to the left side table. The diagram should show up once there is data feeding.
      You can switch drawing modes by clicking the three buttons above the drawing canvas.
      To change the appearance of the diagram, you will have to configure it by using configure dialog, which can be found in configure menu.

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