Comparison of geographic information systems software

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This is a comparison of notable GIS software. To be included on this list, the software must have a linked existing article.

License, source, & operating system support[edit]

GIS software Free software Open source Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix Web Other
ArcGIS Viewer(s) No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Google Earth Plugin, KML, WMS
Autodesk Viewer(s) No Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Cadcorp Viewer(s) No Yes No No No No Yes No
CAPAWARE Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Chameleon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes AMP No
Deegree Yes Yes Java Java Java Java Java Yes No
Erdas Imagine Viewers & Plug-ins No Yes No No No No Yes No
GeoBase Trial No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Traffic, WMS, ADAS, Routing
GeoNetwork Yes Yes Java Java Java Java Java Yes No
GeoServer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Java No
GeoTools Yes Yes Java Java Java Java Java No No
GRASS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes via pyWPS[1] No
gvSIG Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Java Java No No
IDRISI No No Yes No No No No No No
ILOG JViews Maps Viewer(s) No Java Java Java Java Java Java & DHTML/Ajax No
ILWIS Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Intergraph Viewer(s) No Yes No No No CLIX Yes KML
JUMP GIS Yes Yes Java Java Java Java Java No No
Kosmo Yes Yes Java Java Java Java Java No No
LandSerf No No Java Java Java Java Java No No
MapDotNet No No Yes No No No No Yes
Manifold System No No Yes No No No No Yes No
Microsoft MapPoint Discontinued No Yes No No No No Yes No
Pitney Bowes MapInfo Pro Viewer(s) No Yes No No No Yes Yes No
MapServer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes AMP No
Maptitude No No Yes No No No No Yes No
MapWindow GIS Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Oracle Spatial No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Panorama No No "GIS Map 2005" No "GIS Panorama" No No No No
PostGIS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
QGIS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Google Earth Plugin, KML, WMS
RegioGraph No No Yes No No No No No No
RemoteView No No Yes No No No No No No
SAGA GIS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No KLM
SAP HANA Free Trial No No No Yes No No Yes No
Smallworld No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Read-only OLE, XML, Multiuser, Utility Data Model, Data Translator export/import
SPRING Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Solaris No No
TerraLib TerraView Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
TNTmips Viewer(s) No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
TransModeler No No Yes No No No No No No
uDIG Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
GIS software Free software Open source Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix Web Other

Pure server[edit]

Map servers[edit]

Name Language WMS WFS WFS-T WCS WMC SLD FES Other
ArcGIS Server .NET/Java Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No SOAP, REST, KML
MapServer C Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deegree Java Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
GeoServer Java Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MapDotNet C#/.NET Yes No No No No No No SOAP and REST feature and map services
Manifold System ASP C# Yes Yes No No No No No client and server

Map caches[edit]

Name Language WMS-C Other
ArcGIS Server .NET/Java No
MapDotNet C#/.NET No File-based and SQL Server

Pure web client[edit]

Libraries[edit]

Name Language WMS WFS GeoRSS Other
OpenLayers JavaScript Yes Yes Yes support for navigation, icons, markers, and layer selection.
Leaflet JavaScript Yes[2] No No support for navigation, icons, markers, layers, GeoJSON
MapDotNet JavaScript/HTML5 Yes Yes Yes digitizing, wkt rendering, draggable icons and content, geospatial queries (intersection, overlapping)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to PyWPS — PyWPS". Pywps.wald.intevation.org. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  2. ^ http://leafletjs.com/reference.html#tilelayer-wms

External links[edit]