MapInfo Professional Alternatives

    MapInfo Professional is described as 'powerful, functionally rich desktop mapping application from Pitney Bowes MapInfo, designed to enable organisations to solve business problems that have a geographical element' and is an app in the Travel & Location category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MapInfo Professional 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 MapInfo Professional are PostGIS (Free, Open Source), ArcGIS (Paid), GRASS GIS (Free, Open Source) 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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      Almost everyone thinks QGIS is a great alternative to MapInfo Professional.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database.


    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.
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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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      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.
    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. 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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