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University of the Cordilleras - Center of Geographic Information Science


Selected Free GIS Software, Tools, and Other Resources

MapWindow GIS

"Free, ready-to-use spatial data viewer and geographic information system that can be modified and extended using plugins."


Thanks to Mr Leszek Pawlowicz for these helpful MapWindow video tutorials:

MapWindow Shapefile Viewing Part I http://www.youtube.com/user/leszekp#p/u/21/7AcHj3d9W5Q

MapWindow Shapefile Viewing Part II http://www.youtube.com/user/leszekp#p/u/20/qje96m6od2Y  

MapWindow Shapefile Viewing Part III http://www.youtube.com/user/leszekp#p/u/19/NUhb8O2Nz1s

MapWindow Shapefile Editing Part I http://www.youtube.com/user/leszekp#p/u/16/dFnQy0wzKEg

MapWindow Shapefile Editing Part II http://www.youtube.com/user/leszekp#p/u/15/35A8ZGR3iFc

MapWindow Shapefile Attribute Tables Part I http://www.youtube.com/user/leszekp#p/u/18/uBoatvMK7CE

Windows Attribute Tables Part II http://www.youtube.com/user/leszekp#p/u/17/qIP5uW7DB3s

MapWindow Vector Tools http://www.youtube.com/user/leszekp#p/u/14/XNKzW-O8yY0

Check YouTube for new tutorials, thanks a lot Leszek.

You can download YouTube video using the free YouTube Downloader (http://youtubedownload.altervista.org).


More MapWindow GIS Video Tutorials   
Thanks to my friend Robert (Robin) Rowley.

Go to http://www.screencast.com/users/GISMapwindows/folders/Mapwindows%20Tutorials


Quantum GIS

"Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a powerful and user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU Public License."

Training video tutorials at http://pgis-tk-en.cta.int/videos/tags/tutorial.html



"DIVA-GIS is a free computer program for mapping and geographic data analysis (a geographic information system (GIS). With DIVA-GIS you can make maps of the world, or of a very small area, using, for example, state boundaries, rivers, a satellite image, and the locations of sites where an animal species was observed. We also provide free spatial data for the whole world that you can use in DIVA-GIS or other programs."




"SAGA is the abbreviation for System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses ...is a Geographic Information System (GIS) software .. has been designed for an easy and effective implementation of spatial algorithms .. offers a comprehensive, growing set of geoscientific methods .. provides an easily approachable user interface with many visualisation options ..  runs under Windows and Linux operating systems .. is a Free Open Source Software (FOSS)"




".. the world's most user-friendly integrated software with raster processing capabilities to work on remotely sensed satellite images and vector processing capabilities for making vector maps and countless spacial modeling abilities. Its fully integrated raster and vector approach and user-friendlyness make it particularly suitable for natural resources managers, field scientists, biologists, ecologists, etc., as well as for educators."




A Freeware Multispectral Image Data Analysis System



GIS Data Viewers


ArcGIS Explorer - Look at stunning imagery from Bing!  And more.



A wealth of free GIS software programs and related tools


ForestPal (good 3D resource)


Excellent source on DEM processing














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