Geospatial Technologies Round-up

If you would like to help, please check out the list of commercial and open source desktop GIS solutions I have started. If you know of a software not on the list yet or if you have experience using some of the less mainstream packages please leave a comment at the bottom of the list page. We hope to discuss this on Feb 4, so please leave comments by then.

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Desktop GIS roll call
Commercial (w-Windows, m-MacOS, l-Linux, u-Unix)

OpenSource

  • GRASS (l,m,u,w)- Originally created by the US Army Corps of Engineers then picked up as an open source project
  • Quantum GIS (w,m,l,u) –
  • uDig (w,l,m) –

47 thoughts on “Geospatial Technologies Round-up

  1. Depends on how you define GIS, I guess. Is a viewer that allows analysis of data, but not data creation, a GIS? Or what about WorldWind, or GoogleEarth? I say yes. With that in mind, here are some additional programs, some which are clearly GIS by any definition, and some which require a broader definition:

    MicroDEM
    http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Users/oceano/pguth/website/microdem.htm

    Natural Resources Database
    http://www.nrdb.co.uk/

    OpenJUMP
    http://openjump.org/wiki/show/HomePage

    ChristineGIS
    http://www.christine-gis.com/

    BioMapper
    http://www2.unil.ch/biomapper/

    Floramap
    http://www.floramap-ciat.org/

    DIVA-GIS
    http://www.diva-gis.org/

    Desktop GARP
    http://www.lifemapper.org/desktopgarp/Default.asp?Item=1&Lang=1

    GeoDA
    https://geoda.uiuc.edu/default.php

    STARS
    http://stars-py.sourceforge.net/

    cdv (cartographic data visualizer)
    http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/jad7/cdv/release/index.html

    Passage
    http://www.passagesoftware.net/

    GeoVISTA Studio
    http://www.geovistastudio.psu.edu/jsp/index.jsp

    CartoWeb
    http://cartoweb.org/

    CommunityViewer
    http://proximityone.com/cv.htm

    MapMaker
    http://www.mapmaker.com

    GeoSpatial Information Database
    http://dmap.nrlssc.navy.mil/dmap/idx.jsp

    PC-GIS
    http://www.cmtinc.com/

    Java Map Editor
    http://www.jhlabs.com/maps/doc/index.html

    HidroSIG
    http://cancerbero.unalmed.edu.co/~hidrosig/ingles/

    GSMCAD
    http://cpg.cr.usgs.gov/pub/software.html

    gvsig
    http://www.gvsig.gva.es/framesesp.htm

    GlobalMapper
    http://www.globalmapper.com

    ObjectLand
    http://www.gis-objectland.com/

    GIS Viewer 4.0
    http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/gis/index.html

    This should be a start ;).

  2. Encom Discover – Geological add-on for MapInfo Professional, geochemical analysis, drill-hole cross section display tools, numerous other handy tools. Also available with additional 3D module to display and analyse any MapInfo data with a Z component.

  3. Caliper Corporation is a technology leader in the development of mapping software, geographic information systems (GIS) and transportation software.

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