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ArcGIS

ArcGIS Produced by ESRI, this is perhaps the best GIS software available. However, it is also expensive and can be difficult to learn.  

 

Open Source Software

Open Source Geospatial Foundation - OSGeo  This organization seeks to "support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software". See the links to: 

Other Options

  • DIVA-GIS This open source software is "particularly useful for mapping and analyzing biodiversity data, such as the distribution of species, or other 'point-distributions'."
  • MapWindow GIS Open Source Project An open source GIS software created through the Idaho State University Geospatial Software Lab.
  • Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) Software is a GIS software tool for environmental modeling developed in The Institute for Environmental Modeling at the University of Tennessee .
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