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Last Updated: Aug 30, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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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