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PostGIS Alternatives

PostGIS is described as 'adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database' and is a GIS software in the travel & location category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PostGIS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is GRASS GIS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PostGIS are ArcGIS, Mapline, SpatiaLite and Mapserver.

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

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  1. GRASS GIS icon

    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.

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    Attribute table manager under the Tcl/Tk GUI
  2. ArcGIS icon

    ArcGIS

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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  3. Mapline icon

    Mapline

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    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.

    ⚫︎ Route PlanningPlan and optimize your route with Mapline to avoid traffic and save time.
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  4. SpatiaLite icon

    SpatiaLite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • SQLite

    SpatiaLite is a spatial extension to SQLite, providing vector geodatabase functionality.

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    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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    CartoDB

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    A location intelligence and visualization engine that empowers you to effortlessly transform data into insights. With CartoDB, connect and map location data, quickly customize your visualizations, and develop powerful location based apps.

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    KML viewer and converter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone

    KML to KMZ, Geojson, Topojson, GPX, CSV, converter now available on the app store feel free to download because it's fully free. convert any compatible file format.

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  8. gvSIG Desktop icon

    gvSIG Desktop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • 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.

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    gvSIG Desktop
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    MapInfo Professional

    • Windows

    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.

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    MapInfo v10 interface showing map and browser windows with sample data
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    Manifold

    • Windows

    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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