OpenGeoSys documentation overview

If you find OpenGeoSys useful for your research please cite us!

Kolditz, O. and Görke, U.-J. and Shao, H. and Wang, W. (2012): Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Porous Media - Benchmarks and Examples. vol. 86, ISBN: 978-3-642-27176-2, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27177-9 

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User Guide

Download, install and run an OGS benchmark in 5 minutes! No development setup required.

Developer Guide

You want to contribute to the OpenGeoSys project or implement a custom feature? In the Developer Guide you will find everything to get you started into OpenGeoSys development. Experienced developers will find a comprehensive list of advanced development topics.


Basic benchmarks are explained and input files are provided to get you started in using OGS.

Tools & Workflows

Helpful tools for pre- and postprocessing as well as complete model setup workflows.

Data Explorer Manual

Manual for the graphical user interface for OpenGeoSys, the Data Explorer.

Source code documentation

The OGS source code documentation is automatically generated right from the code itself via Doxygen and is nice reference while coding.


OpenGeoSys C++ Style Guide