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Global Mapper Alternatives

Global Mapper is described as 'cutting-edge GIS software that provides both novice and experienced geospatial professionals with a comprehensive array of spatial data processing tools, with access to an unparalleled variety of data formats' and is a GIS software in the travel & location category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Global Mapper for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is QGIS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Global Mapper are GRASS GIS, ArcGIS, SAGA GIS and what3words.

Global Mapper alternatives are mainly GIS Software but may also be Map Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Global Mapper.
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  1. QGIS icon

    QGIS

    • Mac
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    • Android
    • BSD
    46 alternatives to QGIS 

    QGIS, formerly Quantum GIS, is a user friendly open source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

    QGIS main window while editing a project
    QGIS vs Global Mapper opinions
    Almost everyone thinks QGIS is a great alternative to Global Mapper.
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    GRASS GIS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    36 alternatives to GRASS GIS 

    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.

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    Attribute table manager under the Tcl/Tk GUI


  3. ArcGIS icon

    ArcGIS

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    45 alternatives to ArcGIS 

    ArcGIS offers unique capabilities and flexible licensing for applying location-based analytics to your business practices. Gain greater insights using contextual tools to visualize and analyze your data. Collaborate and share via maps, apps, dashboards and reports.

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    SAGA GIS

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    31 alternatives to SAGA GIS 

    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 the implementation of new functions with a...

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    what3words

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Tablet
    40 alternatives to what3words 

    What3words encodes geographic coordinates into 3 dictionary words (for example, the Statue of Liberty is located at planet.inches.most). what3words is different from other alphanumeric location systems and GPS coordinates in that it displays 3 words rather than long strings of...

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  6. MapWindow GIS icon

    MapWindow GIS

    21 alternatives to 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 VB.NET).

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    Surfer

    • Windows
    12 alternatives to Surfer 

    Surfer is a full-function contouring, gridding, and 3D surface mapping software. It is used extensively for terrain modeling, bathymetric modeling, landscape visualization, surface analysis, contour mapping, and watershed mapping.

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    uDig

    • Windows
    34 alternatives to 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 full layered open source GIS. It is written in Java and released under GNU Lesser General Public License.

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    Taaka, developed using uDig by Arbonaut for Finnish Forest and Park Services
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    gvSIG Desktop

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    26 alternatives to 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 planning problems.

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    gvSIG Desktop
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    Maptitude

    • Windows
    33 alternatives to Maptitude 

    Business mapping software (geographic information system) that delivers affordable, easy-to-use, professional mapping tools for mapping in these sectors: franchising, health care, business, territories, site selection, sales, marketing, banking, more.

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    1.  Route PlanningPlan and optimize your route with Maptitude to avoid traffic and save time.
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