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Google Earth
Google Earth
User rating:
(4,809 votes)
Freeware

Google Earth is a program that enables you to enjoy 3D views of the globe. You can explore cities, buildings and structures with the 3D buildings layer, see distant galaxies, view constellations, see 3D models of spacecraft and zoom into 360-degree photos from past space missions.

Google Earth Pro
Google Earth Pro
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User rating:
(172 votes)
Shareware

Google Earth Pro is a shareware earth-mapping program. This program allows regular technical and non-technical users alike to explore earth mapping and geographical capabilities using built-in user-friendly features for easy operation and exploration. The program is educational for users of all ages and for families with school-age children.

ArcGIS for Desktop
ArcGIS for Desktop
User rating:
(29 votes)
Shareware

ArcGIS for Desktop allows you to analyze your data and author geographic knowledge to examine relationships, test predictions, and ultimately make better decisions. Simplify data design, input, and cleanup with advanced editing capabilities. Automate many aspects of cartography, making intelligent map production a less time-consuming task.

Global Mapper
Global Mapper
User rating:
(32 votes)
Shareware

Global Mapper is a GIS Data processing application that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets and provides just the right level of GIS functionality to satisfy both experienced GIS professionals and mapping novices. It has built in functionality for distance and area calculations, raster blending, feathering, spectral analysis and elevation querying.

ERDAS IMAGINE
ERDAS IMAGINE
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(22 votes)
Demo

ERDAS IMAGINE is a powerful remote sensing and image analysis program. It is a gateway to multiple integrated geospatial technologies, intuitively guiding a user through their experience with powerful tools and functionality. You can easily create robust data analysis, including Python scripting, export to OGC WPS and batch processing commands.

HEC-RAS
HEC-RAS
User rating:
(6 votes)
Freeware

Hydrologic Engineering Center's (CEIWR-HEC) River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) allows the user to perform one-dimensional steady flow, one and two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations, sediment transport/mobile bed computations, and water temperature/water quality modeling.

3D World Map
3D World Map
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User rating:
(44 votes)
Shareware

3D World Map is a pack comprising two programs: a realistic 3D world map and a screen saver. The wonderful screensaver will shows you a view of the planet Earth revolving around the Sun; and the brilliant 3D world map includes information about all the countries and the cities of the world.

Weather Watcher Live
Weather Watcher Live
User rating:
(14 votes)
Shareware

Weather Watcher Live connects you to the closest weather stations to deliver an up-to-date weather information. You can use the map browser to quickly access your favorite weather maps. It includes maps from Weather Watcher Live's map list. You can also add your own maps from any website on the Internet.

NASA World Wind
NASA World Wind
User rating:
(56 votes)
Freeware

With this SDK, developers can embed World Wind technology in their own applications. The API documentation will be made available later. Requirements: a 3D video card with updated drivers is necessary. World Wind has been tested on Nvidia, ATI/AMD, and Intel platforms using Windows, MacOS 10.4, and Fedora Core 6.

OpenCPN
OpenCPN
User rating:
(5 votes)
Open source

OpenCPN is a concise chart plotter and navigational software. It features worldwide, standard, S57 and encrypted S63 vector chart support. You can use GPX Waypoint, Track and Route input/output file types with this program. You can use plugins such as Climatology, Weather Routing, WeatherFax, Google Earth, etc. to bring additional features.

Artha
Artha
User rating:
(8 votes)
Freeware

Artha is a free cross-platform English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet. Stable releases for download are currently available for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows. Artha is a handy thesaurus that focuses on high usability, without trading off simplicity and ease of use.

TerraExplorer
TerraExplorer
User rating:
(14 votes)
Demo

TerraExplorer is a 3D GIS desktop viewer and creator. Using its 3D interface, you can view, query, analyze, and present geospatial data. The 3D world is created by fusing aerial and satellite photography, terrain elevation data, and other 2D and 3D information layers.

Franson CoordTrans
Franson CoordTrans
User rating:
(1 vote)
Shareware

Franson CoordTrans for Windows v2.0 features a lot of options, including Converting one single coordinate, converting coordinates from file or managing grids and datums. The software supports a large amount of countries and grids. It can also convert coordinates in one text file and store it it to a new text file.

CLIMWAT for CROPWAT
CLIMWAT for CROPWAT
User rating:
(2 votes)
Freeware

CLIMWAT 2.0 offers observed agroclimatic data of over 5000 stations worldwide. The data can be extracted for a single or multiple stations in the format suitable for their use in CROPWAT. Two files are created for each selected station. The first file contains long-term monthly rainfall data [mm/month].The second file consists of long-term monthly averages.

Microsoft AutoRoute 2007
Microsoft AutoRoute 2007
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User rating:
(10 votes)
Commercial

Microsoft AutoRoute 2007 is a great software for planning a road trip. You can find any address and landmark in the map. There is a world map, where you can zoom in. All the road and rail routes of the United States is marked in it. There is a Euro version of AutoRoute too where you will get the whole of Europe. Anyway it is not available for Asia, Africa or other Ameriacan Places.

MapCreator
MapCreator
User rating:
(4 votes)
Shareware

MapCreator software combines cartography and graphics functionality to enable the user to create both static and animated maps of the highest quality, as often required for presentations. MapCreator does not contain a map collection, but a map generator.

TatukGIS Free Coordinate Calculator
TatukGIS Free Coordinate Calculator
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(1 vote)
Freeware

The version 2 reflects the same coordinate system support as the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (v.9) and TatukGIS desktop Editor (v.2) products, which means nearly 3,000 pre-defined map coordinate systems in use around the world (including all the U.S. State Planes), with simple selection from a drop down list.

Geographic Calculator
Geographic Calculator
User rating:
(2 votes)
Demo

Geographic Calculator is a coordinate conversion tool that offers support for legacy ATS grid formats in addition to the existing support for Alberta Township System 4.1. There is also enhanced batch file processing features, such as a new batch interface for point data conversions and the ability to use an unlimited number of Desktop jobs in a batch conversion.

Surpac
Surpac
User rating:
(3 votes)
Shareware

The software delivers efficiency and accuracy through ease-of-use, powerful 3D graphics and workflow automation that can be aligned to company-specific processes and data flows. Surpac addresses all the requirements of geologists, surveyors, and mining engineers in the resource sector and is flexible enough to be suitable for every commodity, orebody and mining method.

BioDiversity Pro
BioDiversity Pro
User rating:
(10 votes)
Freeware

BioDiversity Pro software is a statistical package programme for Windows PC enabling many measures of diversity to be calculated for a dataset of taxa by samples. The programme remains available free from SAMS as it is recognised that it is still useful to many people around the world.

Encom Discover
Encom Discover
User rating:
(5 votes)
Freeware

Encom Discover is the desktop Geographical Information System (GIS) designed especially for the geosciences, providing the tools to effectively compile, visualise, analyse and map spatial geoscience data. Since its release in 1994, Discover with MapInfo Professional has become the GIS of choice for geologists, environmental scientists, cartographers, and others.

GSN
GSN
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(1 vote)
Open source

GSN serves as the primary streaming data database for the ETH Center for Competence Environment and Sustainability (CCES). Through the Swiss Experiment platform project, the usage of GSN is increasing daily and is currently approaching somewhere in the region of 80 - 100 million data points. GSN is used as a repository for all types of data.

Lakes Environmental Screen View
Lakes Environmental Screen View
User rating:
(0 votes)
Freeware

Screen View can model scenarios with simple or complex terrain, with or without building downwash and give results at discrete or automated distances. SCREEN3 is the screening version of the ISC3 model. Preliminary modeling with Screen View can remove the need for more complicated modeling, saving you time and resources.

OfflineMaps
OfflineMaps
User rating:
(1 vote)
Freeware

Offline Maps is an application which provides its users the ability to download tiles from Google Maps and Openstreetmap. - The ability to download tiles to a folder on your computer of a given zoomfactor along a path. - The ability to view the downloaded tiles in the application. - The ability to draw a path on the map and save that path to a file

Microsoft MapPoint North America 2013
Microsoft MapPoint North America 2013
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(1 vote)
Demo

Microsoft MapPoint North America 2013 gives you the power to visualize business data and communicate insights with instant impact. Before you hit the road, plug in your stops and MapPoint plots the most efficient course with turn-by-turn driving directions. System requirements Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP