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Free Global Mapper Alternatives

The best free alternative to Global Mapper is QGIS, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Global Mapper and 13 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Global Mapper are GRASS GIS, SAGA GIS, what3words and MapWindow GIS.

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.
This page was last updated Feb 11, 2022
  • Windows

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    QGIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    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
    Almost everyone thinks QGIS is a great alternative to Global Mapper.
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    GRASS GIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Attribute table manager under the Tcl/Tk GUI


  3. SAGA GIS icon

    SAGA GIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    what3words

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Tablet

    What3words encodes geographic coordinates into 3 dictionary words (for example, the Statue of Liberty is located at planet.inches.most).

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  5. MapWindow GIS icon

    MapWindow GIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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).

    Main UI


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    uDig

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    gvSIG Desktop
  8. Equator icon

    Equator

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Equator is online mapping software that allows anyone to find, create and publish maps in minutes. One globe, unlimited maps.

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    MapLarge

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Beautiful, User Friendly online mapping software that scales to big data.

    MapLarge API
  10. Azimap GIS icon

    Azimap GIS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Azimap is a web GIS developed on open source principles and offers GI professionals with the tools to visualise, analyse and share their spatial data on the web.

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