MapInfo Professional Alternatives for Linux

    MapInfo Professional is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is QGIS, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to MapInfo Professional and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MapInfo Professional are PostGIS (Free, Open Source), GRASS GIS (Free, Open Source), Mapserver (Free, Open Source) and gvSIG Desktop (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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database.
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      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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      • 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
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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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Beautiful, User Friendly online mapping software that scales to big data.
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    2. Spotzi is an easy-to-use online GIS/data mapping platform for businesses/professionals you can try for FREE. With a short learning curve, people can immediately start with creating maps from data. Spotzi also has a datashop with readymade maps + data.
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      • 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. Azimap provides customers with desktop capabilities on the web.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Vector Based Spatial Analysis Graphically create and edit geometric data, as with a CAD program Import Shapefiles and OpenStreetMap data Use raster images as background and a CAD drawing as an overlay Transform coordinates based on the Proj4 library.
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