Gis Software

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GIS Software

Contributor(s): David Germano


While increasingly online facilities are being offered to view GIS datasets, these are generally limited in their ability to do complex analysis. Thus desktop software remains an imperative for serious work.

Quantum GIS (cross-platform and free)

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Quantum GIS is free software which is cross-platform - Mac, Windows and Linux. It is an excellent choice we highly recommend.

ESRI Software

URL: external link: ESRI software is the most widespread software used for GIS research and analysis in the Academy. It is however expensive and complex.

Provided for unrestricted use by the external link: Tibetan and Himalayan Library