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PolyGeo
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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 have installed?

I'm not necessarily referring to ESRI extensions or open-source products, but others that increase your productivity and ability to handle GIS tasks.

For example, Notepad++ for writing code snippets or editing XMLs. Paint.NET or GIMP for quick graphic editing.


I posted this question awhile back now, but have found that I am using Google Tasks daily and I think it's worth mentioning. It's not GIS-specific, but it's a great tool, especially if you independently and on multiple projects where purchasing time-management software isn't reasonable.

Radar
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