Building goestools requires Linux.

It can be built for x86 and ARM (with NEON).


Other operating systems may be fine as well but have not been confirmed to work. If you manage to get goestools to work on macOS, Windows, or something else, please reach out and share instructions, so they can be added to this page.


System dependencies:

  • CMake

  • C++14 compiler

  • OpenCV (for image processing in goesproc)

  • zlib (for decompressing EMWIN data)

Bundled dependencies (see vendor directory in repository):

  • libcorrect (currently a fork with CMake related fixes)

  • libaec

  • nanomsg

  • json

  • tinytoml


These instructions should work for both Ubuntu and Raspbian.

Install system dependencies:

sudo apt-get install -y \
  build-essential \
  cmake \
  git-core \
  libopencv-dev \
  libproj-dev \

If you want to run goesrecv on this machine, you also have to install the development packages of the drivers the SDRs you want to use; librtlsdr-dev for an RTL-SDR, libairspy-dev for an Airspy.

Now you can build and install goestools:

git clone --recursive
cd goestools
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local
make install

The goestools executables are now available in /usr/local/bin.