QGIS

Version: 1.8 || Release Date: 2012-06-01 || License: Freeware App Owner: rvdparis

Simple Free, Customizable GIS software

Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

Quantum GIS provides a continously growing number of capabilities provided by core functions and plugins. You can visualize, manage, edit, analyse data, and compose printable maps. Get a first impression with some screenshots and a more detailed feature list.

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1 Opinion

just be careful you don't use your scroll wheel - this controls zoom and you can accidentally zoom way down or up & qgis will beachball for a minute or more while it redraws. otherwise quite impressive o/s gis.