Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Which open source GIS software is preferable: QGIS, mapWindow or gvSIG. On the basis of:

  1. GIS analysis.
  2. Digitization.
  3. Quality checking.(Data correction).
  4. Store of data(i.e. storage in db as well as folder)
  5. Performance.
  6. Easy to learn.

Which software should I go for depending on these basic conditions?

share|improve this question
You may want to accept some of the answers to your previous questions, or you may find this question gets few, if any, answers. – MerseyViking Jun 28 '12 at 11:12
for QGIS - gvSIG see… – underdark Jun 28 '12 at 11:21
"GIS analysis" is very vague. More specific requirements would be helpful, e.g. focus on raster over vector or other way around? – underdark Jun 28 '12 at 11:23
Sounds like a question answered by opinion as opposed to unequivocal fact, no? – Roy Jun 28 '12 at 11:32
@Roy Answers may either be opinions or supported by references, descriptions of experiences, or other objective or quasi-objective means. Pure opinions, unsupported statements, and other subjective replies will be closed without further comment. – whuber Jun 30 '12 at 17:41

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.