GE has a long, successful track record in utilities and network infrastructure. Because of this, Smallworld has value-added tools specifically for networks.
Manifold GIS has more or less the full capabilities of the bigger GIS software suites. But the key is their focus on speed and a low price tag.
FME software is your GIS data conversion factory. You load a file format in. It churns out another – as requested. It’s as simple as that.
IDRISI TerrSet is primarily for remote sensing and image processing. With over 300 analysis tools, IDRISI TerrSet is as reliable as they come.
In this ArcGIS review, we rank it based on analysis, cartography, editing and data management capabilities. See our full review and find out where it ranks.
AutoCAD Map 3D has the same look and feel as Autodesk. By linking CAD and GIS, it bridges the gap between design and geographic locations.
The world of geoscientists can experiment with the free SAGA GIS. It’s a clear winner in 3D rendering, terrain analysis, and geostatistics.
The focus of uDig (User-friendly Internet GIS) is placed on database viewing and editing as well as a rich collection of GIS functionality.
In this QGIS 2 review, we see how this open source GIS software stacks up against others in mapping, editing, analysis, and data management.
Whitebox GAT (Geospatial Analysis Toolbox) specializes in terrain analysis. But you can do processes like LiDAR and hydrology analysis.
Map all day. Geoprocess all night. All with open source gvSIG software. gvSIG emerged in 2004. It’s been fine-tuned for close to two decades.
In Bentley Map, we step into a world of CAD and GIS all meshed into one. It combines the power of CAD with the strengths of a traditional GIS software.
FalconView is not a prototype GIS software. Instead, it’s a flight simulator that lets you do flight planning, simulations, and fly-throughs.
Golden Software MapViewer emphasizes scientific data mapping, modeling, and analysis. But it can also work with various thematic maps.
GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is one of the oldest public domain GIS software in existence – over 30 years old.
While not necessarily your prototype GIS package, GeoDa carries exciting analytical & visualization tools in industries like economics, health & real estate
Maptitude prides itself as an affordable one-stop shop GIS on the market with a low learning curve. It shines in business and transportation.
Companies, government, and the military embrace GeoMedia because of its solution-driven approach and its ability to extract actionable information.
OpenJUMP GIS is good at the basics. It started as a tool for data conflation. Then, it grew into a modest size open source project.
Global Mapper by Blue Marble is a 64-bit GIS application. It has a powerful, intuitive interface, especially with LiDAR and terrain mapping.
ILWIS is free (GNU license) for users around the world for GIS and remote sensing needs. Here are some of the neat features and developments.
When QGIS releases a new version, it’s kinda a big deal. Because the unsung heroes of open source GIS software are back with QGIS 3!
MapInfo Professional by Precisely (formerly Pitney Bowes) specializes in location intelligence, business analytics, and geocoding services.
Are you thinking of switching to ArcGIS Pro? Whether it’s speed, slickness or simply raw power, here are 17 reasons to make the transition to ArcGIS Pro now
In this Autodesk review, we’ll talk about the world’s leading provider of CAD software for design, engineering, and construction.
Esri Collector and Survey123 are the one-two punch for data collection in the field. Collector is the central app which calls Survey123 forms for data entry
Mango Map is ideal for casual users who don’t want a fancy map. This web mapping platform is easy to get a hang of at a reasonable price.
There’s a bucket load of free GIS software packages available for you to map the world. Manage, visualize and edit GIS data with open source GIS software.
There is an abundance of choice for open source remote sensing software. This list of 13 free applications describes what each one brings to the table.
We list geocoding and reverse geocoding services that are available (for free and as paid services) to pinpoint addresses on your maps.
CityEngine is a stand-alone desktop application by Esri that allows users to create 3D data models for urban design and city planning.
It’s a head-to-head GIS software showdown with the star-studded lineup in the GIS industry- ArcGIS vs QGIS. Discover the differences between ArcGIS and QGIS
ArcGIS, QGIS, SAGA GIS to JUMP GIS. What GIS software should you be using? We map out the GIS software landscape and list 30 options for you to choose from.
The best way to boost your capabilities in ArcGIS is through extensions and add-ons. And there is a massive, growing list even from 3rd party providers.
ArcGIS is geospatial software to view, edit, manage and analyze geographic data and patterns. Esri develops ArcGIS for mapping on desktop, mobile and web.
ArcCatalog is like a library for your GIS data. Like any good library, you can collect, store and manage your content. It’s where you write metadata too.
Hawth’s Tool’s successor is Geospatial Modelling Environment. GME provides an assortment of movement, conversion, geometry and statistical tools.
ArcGIS Server is a technology that enables anyone to publish web mapping services and consume them on the internet through a web browser.
ArcScene and ArcGlobe both specialize in 3D. However, ArcScene is for local scenes and ArcGlobe is for global. Find out more differences between 3D software.
Have you ever wanted to create interactive web maps for your organization? Or how about the whole world? You can with Esri’s cloud-based ArcGIS Online.
Geosheets is a tool that allows for both mapping and querying to be done directly within Google Sheets by adding a suite of custom geospatial functions
From passive to active remote sensing – photogrammetry to LiDAR, ERDAS Imagine loads you with all the necessary tools for more robust image analysis.
Businesses around the world are embracing commercial GIS software because sometimes it just makes more business sense. We list commercial mapping software.
Operational dashboards are management tools for tracking, analyzing, and displaying key metrics to get insights into data and decision-making.
From viewers to desktop applications, these are the best and free LiDAR software tools for visualization, analysis, and conversion.
Web mapping is in an arm’s race and the war is in the cloud. It’s a web GIS battle with ArcGIS Online, Carto, Mapbox, Mango Map, and GIS Cloud.
Today you’re going to see the best 3D maps in action. You can interactively fly around buildings and landscapes in three dimensions.
Chances are that you are already using Mapbox, and you may not know it! Apps like Snapchat integrate Mapbox directly into their applications.
Carto is where data meets maps on the web. Instead of using desktop GIS software, Carto provides it all in the cloud with just a web browser.
Web App Builder (WAB) allows anyone to build powerful and highly-customizable GIS apps that can run on any device without any coding required.
We reveal the top 10 GPS apps for navigation (Android and iOS). Some apps will steer you away from trouble like crashes, construction and cops.
ArcGIS Publisher makes it easy to share digital versions of maps and data by publishing maps in PMF format that are accessible in ArcReader.
This is an introductory tutorial on how to create a customized web map in ArcGIS Online (AGOL) to visualize, share and collaborate on the web.
ArcGIS Insights is the fusion of spatial analysis from GIS, data science (R and Python), and BI workflows which are all integrated into one place.
Story meet map. Story maps are an interactive way to display a particular event, issue, place, or trend with a focus on location.
Here’s a list of non-geospatial tools we’ve all got secretly in our back pockets. It’s the functionality that GIS just isn’t cut out to do!
Buckle up. Because you’re going to witness a head-to-head battle between the juggernauts of GIS software. It’s a rematch. ArcGIS Pro vs QGIS 3
QField is an open-source mobile data collection for Android, iOS, and macOS. You can build forms, with GPS positioning and camera integration.
The Esri Redistricting tools provide an easy and efficient way that helps state legislatures redraw accurate redistricting boundary maps.