Alternatives to ArcGIS for all platforms with Free License

  • QGIS

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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    • QGIS can read geodatabases. The software is frequently updated and print composer is very good alternative to ArcGIS for map layouts. Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Closest in terms of UI, and gets a lot of extra power from integration with other packages like Grass and orfeo. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • u can do everything in qgis what u can do in ArcGIS but also in QGIS u have full acces to the source code and all is free Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • QGIS doesn't have the imagery tools, templates, or 3D capabilities of ArcGIS. Nor does it have the mobile apps and online cloud capabilities. Guest • Mar 2017 • 0 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • GRASS GIS

    GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is an open source, free software (FOSS) Geographical Information System (GIS) with raster, topological, vector...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • OpenLayers

    OpenLayers is a high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs. FEATURES Tiled Layers Pull tiles from OSM, Bing, MapBox, Stamen, MapQuest...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • PostGIS

    PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database. In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the PostgreSQL server...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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    • While PostGIS can collect GIS data, its primary functionality is that of a database and doesn't provide most of the feature set that ArcGIS has. Guest • Jun 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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  • uDig

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • MangoMap

    Transform your data into interactive web maps that empower clients, colleagues and communities.

    Freemium Web

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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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • MapLarge

    Beautiful, User Friendly online mapping software that scales to big data. The MapLarge API enables user-driven, low latency, interactive visual exploration and...

    Freemium Windows Linux Web

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  • what3words

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

    Free Web Android iPhone iPad

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  • Spotzi

    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...

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  • GeoSheets

    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...

    Freemium Web Google Drive

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  • OpenJUMP GIS

    OpenJUMP is an open source Geographic Information System (GIS) written in the Java programming language. It is developed and maintained by a group of volunteers from...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • SAGA GIS

    SAGA - System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses - is a Geographic Information System (GIS) software with immense capabilities for geodata processing and analysis....

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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