GIS Software

Information about GIS software and applications including both commercial and open source GIS applications. This category covers desktop GIS (Esri’s ArcGIS suite, MapInfo, QGIS, and GRASS) as well as web mapping, GIS apps, mobile GIS, and component GIS.


User context, location, and profile interests are integrated with personalized GIS to display adaptive profiles. From: Aoidh et. al, 2009.User context, location, and profile interests are integrated with personalized GIS to display adaptive profiles. From: Aoidh et. al, 2009.

Personalized GIS

In the world of personalized GIS, software being developed that can adapt to our behaviors and know what we need before having to request it or it can give us recommendations based on what tastes we have or have had in the past or based on others’ preferences.

Intertwining views of sightseeing and eating patterns of tourists on the West Coast of New Zealand over 3 days. In spatial ringmap, each ring represents a sub-regional zone ordered from North to South working outwards. Each sector represents one hour starting from zero o’clock of the first day. The spatial ringmap and the inset map display the temporal and the overall volume of sightseeing (colour) and eating (extrusion) activities in the 20 sub-regional zones respectively.Intertwining views of sightseeing and eating patterns of tourists on the West Coast of New Zealand over 3 days. In spatial ringmap, each ring represents a sub-regional zone ordered from North to South working outwards. Each sector represents one hour starting from zero o’clock of the first day. The spatial ringmap and the inset map display the temporal and the overall volume of sightseeing (colour) and eating (extrusion) activities in the 20 sub-regional zones respectively.

Multi-view GIS

Multi-view GIS provides different perspectives of space and time for a given geographic area. There are many ways in which multiple views can be created using GIS software such as ringmaps and augmented reality.

uDig GIS

Open Source GIS and Freeware GIS Applications

An open source application by definition is software that you can freely access and modify the source code for. Open source projects typically are worked on by a community of volunteer programmers.  Open source GIS programs are based on different base programming languages.  Three main groups of open source GIS […]