Manifold Alternatives

    Manifold is described as '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' and is an app in the Travel & Location category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Manifold for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and Android. The best alternative is QGIS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Manifold are PostGIS (Free, Open Source), GRASS GIS (Free, Open Source), ArcGIS (Paid) and what3words (Free).

    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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
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      • BSD
      PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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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      • Windows
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
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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 identify patterns in new ways.
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      • 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
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      MapServer is an Open Source platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      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.
    2. gvSIG is a free open-source GIS project, characterized by a user-friendly interface, and capable of quickly accessing the most usual raster and vector formats. In the same view it includes local as well as remote data through a WMS, WCS or WFS.

      Discontinued

      The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.3, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

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    3. The GEOCONCEPT solution was designed first and foremost to respond to expectations of users who wanted to leverage the power of geographical data to the fullest.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      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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