Top Non-Esri GIS Software

Ally Fumo
Ally Fumo
Feb 4 · 5 min read
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In the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), where ESRI is the king, these GIS suites are also used for storing, analyzing, and displaying spatial data. The following list contains some free and low-cost alternatives to the ArcMap suite.

GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free GIS developed in the early 1980s by the US Army. Originally developed for military applications, it’s is still…