GIS Standalone Software
The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS, is a Geographic Information System (GIS) providing powerful raster, v
gvSIG has established itself as one of the most comprehensive Open Source GIS packages. gvSIG is a fully fledged desktop application designed for c
QGIS is a full functioning GIS that is easy and intuitive to use. It is quickly becoming the leading open source standalone GIS.
Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.
Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.
Why would you want to use Scribus? Scribus is powerful software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds. It also comes with a lot of support options to help you achieve the best result. There is an enthusiastic and friendly community around Scribus that assists beginner and pro alike through our mailing list, IRC channel, wiki, contracted support, and the bugtracker.
Scribus allows print quality maps to be produced at larger sizes that standard desktop GIS's
TatukGIS Coordinate Calculator v.3.2
Interactively converts the coordinates of a point between coordinate systems. Coordinate system support is state-of-the-art with approximately 4,800 pre-defined geographic and projected coordinate systems, user-defined coordinate systems specified from 150+ projections and 900+ datums, and reflecting EPSG codes and OpenGIS WKT definitions.
The free desktop TatukGIS Viewer opens and displays a wide range of vector, image, grid, and SQL layer map data formats. Support for all data formats is “native”, so without any import procedure or format conversion. WMS, WFS, and WMTS services may be opened from the web as map layers. Comprehensive visual layer property, legend, and scale controls provide for deep customization of the map appearance, including colors, labels, fills, line styles, symbology, thematic presentation, sublayers and layer hierarchies, hyperlinks… which can be saved as a multi-layer map project. Attribute data grid table includes advanced query and selection tools. Advanced support for coordinate systems includes nearly 4,800+ pre-defined coordinate systems with on-the-fly map layer reprojection to present layers in multiple coordinate systems as a single map.Date January 11, 2010 More information
TNTatlas from Microimages is a powerful free geodata viewer that lets you publish and distribute your maps and geospatial data, from a single geodata file to complex map layouts prepared using TNTmips.
TNTatlas lets you display massive sized geodata and will directly display numerous file formats including shapefiles, GeoTIFF, JP2, PNG, MrSID, DXF, and DWG.Date September 15, 2015
TNTmips Free is a no cost installation of TNTmips designed for students and professionals who wish to learn about geospatial analysis. TNTmips Free is not a demo, but a large, full-featured geospatial analysis software package. TNTmips Free is the same software as TNTmips Pro except that the license to use it free-of-charge limits the size, number, and complexity of the geodata layers you can use in your project and omits some advanced features.Date April 21, 2015
uDig is an open source (LGPL) desktop application framework, built with Eclipse Rich Client (RCP) technology.
* uDig can be used as a stand-alone application.
* uDig can be extended with RCP “plug-ins”.
* uDig can be used as a plug-in in an existing RCP application.
The goal of uDig is to provide a complete Java solution for desktop GIS data access, editing, and viewing. uDig aims to be:
* User friendly, providing a familiar graphical environment for GIS users;
* Desktop located, running as a thick client, natively on Windows, Mac OS/X and Linux;
* Internet oriented, consuming standard (WMS, WFS, WCS) and de facto (GeoRSS, KML, tiles) geospatial web services; and,
* GIS ready, providing the framework on which complex analytical capabilities can be built, and gradually subsuming those capabilities into the main application.
uDig is distributed under the open source LGPL license.
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools is a comprehensive open source tool kit. It has over 370 geospatial tools that allow users to read, write and manipulate all sorts of spatial data. It covers both vector and raster and even has a Lidar processing module. Pretty much everything you need is in there.
Whitebox is a java based application and will work on most Windows, Macs and Linux machines.