Qgis

Qgis 3.16

Free
Create, edit, visualize, analyse and publish geospatial information.
5.0  (1 vote)
3.16 (See all)

Qgis is a geographic tool that allows professionals to easily create and manage various data from maps. By supporting a wide array of data and lots of database formats, the app proves to be a real aid for the individuals who intersect with these kinds of features on a daily basis.

The application comes wrapped in a neatly crafted interface, that has a modern look, lots of encapsulated tools, many customization features, all covered in a simple and practical black theme. At first, the UI may seem a bit confusing, mostly because of the high amount of tabs, panels, and toolbars, but this inconvenience can be solved by studying the app's Help guide.

As per its incorporated features, Qgis comes with lots of important and well-embedded functions. Users are able to view combinations of vector and raster data in distinct projections and formats, such as TIN, ODS/XLSX spreadsheets, GeoTIFF, JPEG, PNG, or ArcInfo ASCII GRID.
Furthermore, the gathered data can be edited and exported to several formats and after in-depth analysis it can be published on the Internet using a QGIS Server.
It must be mentioned that the app's functionality can be extended by installing plugins, such as DB Manager, Geometry Checker, GPS tool, or Python tools.

All things considered, QGIS is a comprehensive software tool for performing various data analysis from maps. Though it's an open source software, the app it's best suited for experienced and professional users. Also, it requires a high-end system because of its high use of computer resources.

John Saunders
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports data export
  • Performs complex data analysis
  • Supports plugins instalments

Cons

  • Has a crowded interface
  • Requires a high-end system
  • Consumes a lot of system resources
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