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11-01-2011, 06:30 AM
Iíve created a new listing of over 80 free mapping programs including GPS, GIS, LiDAR, CAD, Statistics, Image Processing, and Remote Sensing applications. The list is available at http://www.FreeMappingSoftware.org/ (http://www.freemappingsoftware.org/) .
11-01-2011, 09:20 AM
Wow, that's quite a collection. Thanks!
Do you have any sense of what packages are most popular and useful and/or which ones are no longer being maintained and developed?
DG Terrain Viewer
GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library)
Generic Mapping Tools
GEON Points2Grid Utility
Global Land Cover Facility (Data)
Integrated Land and Water Information System (ILWIS)
JUMP Unified Mapping Platform
Mapbuilder (Project completion)
MARS Viewer (LiDAR)
Natural Resources Database
Nunaliit Cybercartographic Atlas Framework
Open Visualization Data Explorer
Parallel Database System for GIS Applications
Shapefile Coordinate Transformation Utility
Simple Map Server
Spatial Analysis and Modelling Tool
Triangulated Surface Library
11-01-2011, 09:29 AM
As of last weekend all the applications were active except for MapBuilder which is still available but not being developed any more. Itís hard to indicate which ones are the most popular because each one seems to specialize in its own area, so you will just have to find one that fits your needs and go with it.
11-01-2011, 09:33 AM
I spot a few I wouldn't think of as mapping programs, though I can see you could make cases for each
11-01-2011, 09:36 AM
Yes, I included those ones because Cartographers often use them as parts of their workflow (and they are just so useful).
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