depthmapX is a multi-platform software platform to perform a set of spatial network analyses designed to understand social processes within the built environment. It works at a variety of scales from building through small urban to whole cities or states. At each scale, the aim of the software is to produce a map of open space elements, connect them via some relationship (for example, intervisibility or overlap) and then perform graph analysis of the resulting network. The objective of the analysis is to derive variables which may have social or experiential significance.
It is the creation of Alasdair Turner and further developed by Tasos Varoudis from Space Syntax Laboratory, The Bartlett, UCL. Two versions of Depthmap are currently available. This includes UCL DepthMap which was written for the Silicon Graphics IRIX operating system as a simple isovist processing program in 1998. Since then it has gone through several metamorphoses to reach the current open source version of depthmapX for multiple platforms including Windows and Macintosh.