Software & Tools

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Open Source Geospatial Foundation

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation has been created to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. The foundation's goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects. This website serves as a portal for users and developers to share their ideas and contribute to project development. As the Open Source Geospatial Foundation grows and changes, so will this website. Please check back often and sign up to the mailing lists to monitor developments. To get involved, check out the Getting Started page.

https://www.osgeo.org/

Manifold System GIS

A U.S. based company, manifold.net publishes Manifold® System, add-ins for Microsoft's Access® data base, data sets, utilities and other data visualization and analysis software, including user friendly GIS software. Manifold is a relatively inexpensive GIS option.

http://www.manifold.net/

There is a helpful article by Arthur J. Lembo Jr. comparing common tasks in Manifold and ArcGIS  here. (Via the AnyGeo blog)

MapInfo

Web site for the popular GIS software. Provides technical tips, information on products, retailers and training.

http://www.mapinfo.com/

Map Maker Ltd

Map Maker was originally designed for projects in developing countries where low-cost and ease of use are essential. They offer a free shareware software that allows for easy to use yet powerful GIS and map processing functions. Map Maker also offer a free GPS utility program for converting GPS data to Map Maker drawings.

http://www.mapmaker.com/