GIS Software

What is a GIS Software ?

Geographic Information System software or GIS Softwares are computer-based tools for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that occur on earth surface. —It is capable of capturing, storing, analyzing and displaying geographically referenced information.

Which GIS Software to choose ?

Various gis softwares are available in industry. Every GIS Software maker claims their software to be better than others which makes it difficult to choose the needed GIS software. The table below gives the name of  software, its utility & its company. You can then decide which software will work best for you depending on your need.

List of GIS Softwares

S. No.SoftwareUtilityCompany
1Arc View, Arc GIS, Arc InfoMapping, data analysis & data sharingESRI
2ERDAS ImagineImage ProcessingERDAS
3Map Info ProfessionalMapping & data analysisMap Info
4Geo Media ProfessionalMapping, data analysis & data sharingRolta
5Small WorldPublic UtilitiesSmall World
6TNTmipsMapping, Image Processing & GPSOPSIS System
7IDRISIGIS and Image Processing
8Map 3D, Topobase, Map GuideDigitization & access to CAD and GIS dataAutoDesk
9ENVIImage analysis, mining & exploitation etc.ENVI
10Web 2.0 (Geospatial Web 2.0 Platform (GWeb 2.0)allows users to interact and add content on web (Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking  sites, blogs, video sharing sites, web applications)
11VGI (Volunteered Geographical Information)ability to capture and share real time Geographical Information

Most widely used GIS Softwares

At present there are many softwares available in market. Some of the major companies in this field are : ESRI (For mapping & analyzing), Autodesk (with GIS capabilities), ERDAS
Imagine (for Image Processing), Intergraph – Geomedia Professional , Map Info -MapInfo Professional, Small World (Public Utility), OPSIS SYSTEM-TNTmips Pro (Mapping & Image
Processing) etc. The most widely used software is from ESRI which is considered among most reputed brand with large number of clients. ESRI has its GIS software with name ArcGIS.

 

GIS Softwares

 

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4 Replies to “GIS Software”

  1. Hello,
    Thank you for visiting Planning Tank and leaving the feedback. We would like to receive more information about the software. Before it can be included in the list. Let us know if you can provide us with the information or direct us to the concerned person 🙂

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  2. Great information and I found very useful. I checked every software which you have mentioned above but still I feel you have missed the main player called nextgen multitouch GIS software. They gave me their software demo and it’s pretty impressive. We are buying it soon. Have a look at their technology – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lYosYB-IXk

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