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    what3words is described as 'What3words encodes geographic coordinates into 3 dictionary words (for example, the Statue of Liberty is located at planet.inches.most)' and is an app in the Travel & Location category. There are more than 25 alternatives to what3words for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is QGIS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like what3words are ArcGIS (Paid), GRASS GIS (Free, Open Source), Mapserver (Free, Open Source) and Google Maps Engine (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    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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    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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      dyllisphiller what3words is essentially an alternative global coordinate system, an algorithm for geocoding locations on a 3m² grid into three words. ArcGIS is not comparable because it is far more than a geocoding platform.
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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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      • 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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    3. This online tool allows Google user create and share custom map informations
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      MapWindow is a fully free and open source geographic information system project. It includes an open source programming component, MapWinGIS ActiveX, and an extensible desktop application that supports plug-ins written in .NET (C# and VB.NET).
    4. Map Business Online, America's fastest growing online mapping software, offers sales territory management, business data visualization, and multi-stop optimized routing tools for business professionals. The most affordable and powerful mapping software available today.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      MICRODEM is a freeware microcomputer mapping program written by Professor Peter Guth of the Oceanography Department, U.S. Naval Academy. MICRODEM displays and merges digital elevation models, satellite imagery, scanned maps, vector map data, and GIS databases.
      • 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.
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      Mapnik is a Free Toolkit for developing mapping applications. Above all Mapnik is about making beautiful maps. It is easily extensible and suitable for both desktop and web development. - C++/Python GIS toolkit
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