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Some options: Cloud Compare: Open-source visualization software. A third-party pre-built executable for Mac is available from, or you can build from source. Includes some pretty-good processing tools if you're looking to do work in addition to just looking at the points. Web-based visualization. Simple, not many ...


If you do choose to use a CAD, rather than GIS program for your needs, There are also open-source CAD programs like QCAD.


A free tool that will help you explore what you can do within GIS, is QGIS. It will most likely be a little tricky to digitize and import the information but you can start with loading a basemap (say Openstreetmap) and trace out the boundary of your property. Then, you can try to import some scans of your paper copies and geo-rectify them. This just means ...

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