GIS Tools Apps and Alternatives

11 applications in this hubLast updated: Nov 15th 2018, 11:43 GMT

A geographic information system (GIS), is a system created to help with the gathering, manipulation, analysis, management and storage of geographic or spatial data.

GIS tools offer users the possibility to create maps, analyze geographic information and even generate 3D representations of spatial data. These applications normally make it possible to digitize physical maps and manipulate the data in order to generate maps or other visual representations that can prove useful.

However, this list also includes simpler applications that are only designed to help users analyze geographic and spatial data stored in various formats, without actually manipulating it in any way. Choosing the right tool is important, as some of the more complex solutions are only accessible to experienced users.

GIS applications are normally only created with professionals in mind, but there are quite a few programs out there that offer a more novice-friendly approach, and you can find a few of them on this list.

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Quantum GIS

Quantum GIS 3.4.1

Take advantage of the large variety of advanced tools put at your disposal in order to create maps...

Nov 5th 2018, 06:30 GMT
Windows All
     
  • 15,644 downloads
  • 6 GB
AutoCAD Map 3D

AutoCAD Map 3D 2019 22.0.022.4 / 2019.1.1 Hotfix

A professional map designing and GIS data analysis application that includes advanced modeling too...

Sep 8th 2018, 08:20 GMT
Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 24,525 downloads
  • 184 MB
Global Mapper

Global Mapper 20.0.0 b092518

A useful application that comes packed with many dedicated parameters for helping you manipulate g...

Sep 28th 2018, 06:36 GMT
Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 2003 / Windows 2008 / Windows Server 2012
     
  • 10,293 downloads
  • 139 MB
TNTmips

TNTmips 2018 Build 20181114

Analyze complex geographical data, process and modify map images, edit rasters, vectors and databa...

Nov 15th 2018, 11:43 GMT
Windows XP / Windows XP 64 bit / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 12,579 downloads
  • 58 MB
TNTatlas

TNTatlas 2018 Build 20181114

A useful software solution that makes it possible for anyone to load and analyse geodata informati...

Nov 15th 2018, 10:49 GMT
Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 10,215 downloads
  • 239 MB
ArcGIS Explorer

ArcGIS Explorer 2.0.0 Build 3400

A powerful application that was especially tailored for those who need to take a close look at geo...

Feb 10th 2017, 15:01 GMT
Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 2008 / Windows 2008 64 bit / Windows 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 10,253 downloads
  • 154 MB
GRASS GIS

GRASS GIS 7.4.2-1

Create maps, manipulate raster and vector objects, analyze geographical data and much more, with t...

Oct 29th 2018, 05:13 GMT
Windows XP / Windows XP 64 bit / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 2,953 downloads
  • 432 MB
Geomatica FreeView

Geomatica FreeView 2018

Load and visualize satellite images and geospatial data (over 100 raster and vector formats), and ...

Sep 20th 2018, 10:27 GMT
Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 74 downloads
  • 2.62 MB
Spatial Aspect Explorer

Spatial Aspect Explorer 1.0.0.1

Analyze spatial data from raster and vector files, create maps and export them to PNG images, with...

Aug 5th 2016, 12:55 GMT
Windows XP / Windows XP 64 bit / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 86 downloads
  • 2.17 MB
Spatial Aspect Viewer

Spatial Aspect Viewer 1.0.0.1

Observe spatial raster data saved to various formats, manage rendering parameters and print or exp...

Aug 9th 2016, 11:37 GMT
Windows XP / Windows XP 64 bit / Windows Vista / Windows Vista 64 bit / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 bit
     
  • 1,332 downloads
  • 388 MB
SuperGIS Desktop

SuperGIS Desktop 3.3.0001

Visualize, manage, edit and analyze geographical data, create complex maps and detailed charts, wi...

Jun 17th 2015, 01:07 GMT
Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 bit / Windows 8 / Windows 2003 / Windows 2008