Input Alternatives

    Input is described as 'is based on QGIS which means you can set up projects easily from the desktop'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Input for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is QGIS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Input are ArcGIS (Paid), what3words (Free), MapWindow GIS (Free, Open Source) and Mapline (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 27, 2020

    1. 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.
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    2. 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.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
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      What3words encodes geographic coordinates into 3 dictionary words (for example, the Statue of Liberty is located at planet.inches.most).
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      • 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).
    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
    5. 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 row and column DBMS text presentations.
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      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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.
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    6. 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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      • Windows
      GeoMedia is a powerful, flexible GIS management platform that lets you aggregate data from a variety of sources and analyze them in unison to extract clear, actionable information.
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