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  • QGIS icon


    A fully featured, user friendly, open source Geographic Information System (GIS) with similar power to ArcGIS and MapInfo.

    Open Source Windows Mac Linux Android BSD

  • PostGIS icon


    PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database. In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the PostgreSQL server, allowing it to be used as a backend spatial database for geographic...

    Open Source Windows Mac Linux BSD

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    ArcGIS is geographic information system (GIS) software for visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data. Using ArcGIS, you can understand the geographic context of your data, allowing you to see relationships and...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad

  • GRASS GIS icon


    GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is an open source, free software (FOSS) Geographical Information System (GIS) with raster, topological, vector, image processing, and visualization functionality. Used for...

    Open Source Windows Mac Linux

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    uDig is a GIS software program produced by a community led by Canadian-based consulting company Refractions Research. It is based on the Eclipse platform and features full layered open source GIS. It is written in Java and released...

    Open Source Windows

  • SAGA GIS icon


    SAGA - System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses - is a Geographic Information System (GIS) software with immense capabilities for geodata processing and analysis. SAGA is programmed in the object oriented C++ language and supports...

    Open Source Windows Mac Linux

  • Mapline icon


    Maximize the use of your Excel spreadsheet data. Make mapping the easiest. Transform Excel data into visual analysis. We lead in data simplification and presentation. We are committed to deliver the tools needed to outpace competition.

    Freemium Windows Mac Web / Cloud

  • gvSIG Desktop icon

    gvSIG Desktop

    gvSIG is a Geographic Information System (GIS), that is, a desktop application designed for capturing, storing, handling, analyzing and deploying any kind of referenced geographic information in order to solve complex management and...

    Free Windows Mac Linux

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    MapWindow GIS

    MapWindow is a fully free and open source geographic information system project. It includes an open source programming component, MapWinGIS ActiveX, and an extensible desktop application that supports plug-ins written in .NET (C# and...

    Open Source Windows

  • Manifold icon


    Manifold GIS is a combination of mapping, CAD, DBMS and image processing. The hallmark of GIS is the power of using a visual interface to view, grab, analyze, manipulate and transform data that would not be comprehensible in classic...

    Commercial Windows

  • MapLarge icon


    Beautiful, User Friendly online mapping software that scales to big data. The MapLarge API enables user-driven, low latency, interactive visual exploration and analysis of very large geospatial and non-geospatial data collections...

    Freemium Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • SuperGIS icon


    Supergeo Technologies Inc. is global leading GIS software & total solution provider. With series GIS products covering from desktop, mobile, server to developer SDK, SuperGIS has been utilized more than 100 different countries.

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Global Mapper

    Global Mapper is a GIS Data processing application that offers access to a variety of spatial datasets and provides GIS functionality. Global Mapper is a must-have utility for anyone who deals with maps or spatial data.

    Commercial Windows

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    Geocoding system for the simple communication of locations with a resolution of 3 m.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

  • Mapserver icon


    MapServer is an Open Source platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web. Originally developed in the mid-1990’s at the University of Minnesota, MapServer is released under an MIT-style license...

    Open Source Windows Mac Linux

  • Spotzi icon


    Spotzi is an easy-to-use FREE online GIS/data mapping platform for businesses/professionals. With a short learning curve, people can immediately start with creating maps from data. Spotzi also has a datashop with readymade maps.

    Free Windows Mac Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • GeoMedia Professional icon

    GeoMedia Professional

    Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to...

    Commercial Windows

  • ProAlign icon


    ProAlign provides an integrated suite of web-based and desktop territory analysis and mapping software.

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud

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  • GeoSheets icon


    GeoSheets is a free add-on for Google Spreadsheets that makes it simple to do lightweight GIS tasks like geocoding, address normalization, distance calculations and creating customized and embeddable maps.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Google Drive

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    MapInfo Professional

    MapInfo Professional is a powerful, functionally rich desktop mapping application from Pitney Bowes MapInfo, designed to enable organisations to solve business problems that have a geographical element. Users can make use of a full...

    Commercial Windows

    • Far to complex for using occasionally to create analytic and trend maps based on utilization and demographics. Not worth the $$$$$$$. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree

Maptitude Comments

Maptitude use in Public Health

Positive Comment by RHoskins
about Maptitude Aug 2015

I have taught courses in the use of GIS in public health for 15 years. The software includes Mapinfo, ArcGIS, the old Arcview, and Maptitude by Caliper Corporation in Massachusetts, USA. I have taught semester long courses at the University of Washington, many one day to 2 week long intensive courses to university students, public health practitioners of all types from program administrators to PhD epidemiologists/ bio-statisticians. When I have taught ArcGIS it tends to become shelf-ware. When busy public health practitioners go back to their workplaces there is neither the time or the local expertise to help them progress to using the software on their own. This is not the case with Maptitude. In a week long course by Wednesday students are beginning to get enough confidence with ArcGIS to actually think about the content of the exercises I use. But by Friday there are still often very shaky. With Maptitude this transition happens by Monday afternoon. By Friday, they are practically GIS experts. As far as ease of use and the availability of excellent documentation, Maptitude is the leader. With regard to functionality for public health work, I'd say the same. Software developers seem to forget that the intended users are not interested in falling in love with their software - they have real work to be done with deadlines and limited resources. In public health there is usually no one in your organization to make the maps for you much less do for you any spatial analysis or modelling. Caliper Cooperation seems to have not forgotten that software is only as good as its capacity to be used. Sometimes it seems that using ArcGIS requires one to be a cryptographer to figure out what to do next or where such and such a tool really is. Maptitude on the other hand has an intuitive user interface with supporting documentation easily readable by non-specialists but complete enough for specialists. Further, most data other GIS packages can use, Maptitude can use as well. Oh - and it is less than 1/2 the price of the competition and with a lot of data to get started.
[Edited by RHoskins, August 14]



Comment by PaulLu
about Maptitude Jul 2015

Caliper®’s Maptitude® product was brought to my attention in September 2014, when I was looking for an alternative for MapPoint. Since then I have used the program in my work as a logistics consultant on many projects both in Europe and in the USA and would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a professional, yet not complicated desktop GIS system. The display options allow to incorporate Bing, Open Street or Google maps; extra map layers for a wide range of countries can be imported via a built in download free layers add-in. A Translate Menus: (Dutch) Add-In creates a short-cut on your desktop to run Maptitude® with the menu items translated to Dutch.

Maptitude® offers a wide range of standard features and powerful analysis tools; complemented with the special tools provided by Mapping-Tools .com allowing to batch calculate mileages and to execute cluster analysis, Maptitude® provides an easy accessible professional GIS application.

Author works as a logistics consultant in the Netherlands, focusing on supply chain projects, e.g. delivery network restructuring, location analysis and building Excel models to analyse logistics projects and visualize the results in Maptitude®.


Maptitude Great value

Positive Comment by NicktheDemographer
about Maptitude Apr 2015

Maptitude provides extensive functionality and a wealth of data at a fraction of the price of it's main rivals. Highly recommend it.


best GIS

Positive Comment by aniruddhabanerjee
about Maptitude Apr 2015

... at least two standard deviations better than the rest!