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Open Source MapInfo Professional Alternatives

The best open source alternative to MapInfo Professional is QGIS. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MapInfo Professional and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to MapInfo Professional are PostGIS, GRASS GIS, SAGA GIS and Mapserver.

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

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  1. 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.

    Almost everyone thinks QGIS is a great alternative to MapInfo Professional.
  2. PostGIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database.



  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Mapserver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MapServer is an Open Source platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web.

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  6. 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.

  7. Input

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Input is based on QGIS which means you can set up projects easily from the desktop.

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