Free software is software that can be downloaded, installed, and used for no (financial) cost. It does not imply open-source software.

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What free programs should every GIS user have installed?

Note: This question is specifically about installed, desktop software. There is another question specifically about free cloud-based software and services. What free programs should every GIS user ...
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Downloading ArcObjects SDKs for .NET?

Can anyone can suggest where I can freely download ArcObjects SDKs for ArcGIS? I am using version 10.2.
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Find pseudo nodes in free GIS software

Software gvSIG OA Digital Edition 2010 have tools topology for finding pseudo nodes in linear geometry. I set cluster tolerance 0.00002 and maximum number of errors -10000 for 20000 link count linear ...
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Converting LAS 1.4 to 1.2

LIDAR files were released for major part of Slovenia few months back in zlas format. Decompressed LAS format is 1.4 version. I have tried many options how to generate DEMs and had some success in ...
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Automatic bulk snapping with FOSS

I'm looking for a tool that would be able to automatically snap features closer than a given distance. Is there such a tool/plugin for QGIS/GRASS/OpenJump? Would it be possible to achieve that with ...
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Is there free WFS 2.0 client?

I have the task to provide my point observations data in the "WFS 2.0" (Web Feature Service 2.0) standard format. Are there any free, easy-to-use, desktop GIS clients or online viewers for showing ...
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Free Alternative to AutoCAD Map

I would like to know if there are any free (for commercial use) software packages that roughly correlate to the functionality in AutoCAD Map. Specifically, I am looking for something that is: ...
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What free or open source cloud-based software is recommended by/for the GIS community?

Note: This question is intended to complement an earlier question on installed, desktop software. What GIS-related, or even non-GIS-specific, web- or cloud-based software/tools/services -- that are ...
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How could I turn my data into a heatmap / intensity map?

I have database that tracks a large number of entities. Each entity has a 'coverage area' or 'catchment area' - a radius in miles from a specified UK postcode, eg Leyton office 4.3m E11 4LL ...
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Linux alternatives to visualize and analyze LiDAR datasets

For a long time I have been using softwares based in Windows to visualize and analyze LiDAR data sets for forest application. Recently I have started to move all my work to Ubuntu platform, but I'm ...
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Removing duplicates from large LAS files

Are there any publicly and free (not necessarily open-source) applications that can remove duplicate points from LiDAR clouds? I would like something on the lines of lasduplicate -unique_xyz, which ...
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Can the OpenGeo Community Edition be used in a commercial project?

I would like to know if the Community edition of OpenGeo Suite can be used in a commercial project? And, if so, what are the conditions of use for the Community edition?
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Landscape software to analyze amount of dirt moved

I'm about to embark upon a design project for re-contouring landscape around my home. Assuming I get an accurate measurement of the landscape into the computer, and after I modify the landscape model ...
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Is MapMaker interoperable?

Has anyone used / come across MapMaker GIS Software http://www.mapmaker.com? A consultant has stated that they will use this for a piece of work involving GIS analysis and that it is compatible with ...