[OSGeo-Discuss] Which is "best" Mapinfo "substitute"??

Markus Neteler neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 05:29:55 PST 2006

On 3/29/06, pmarc <paulomarcondes at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2006/3/29, M.Blackmore <mblackmore at oxlug.org>:
> > As the project has one (only, single) licenced copy of Mapinfo and no
> > dosh for more, which of the available open source gis
> > packages/suites/systems would be the most "substitutable" for mapinfo?
> Have a look at GRASSS (grass.itc.it)
> It pay be a bit painfull to learn (maybe not more thatn any of its
> proprietary counterparts), as it is quite complex.

Enjoy QGIS with GRASS plugin or JAVAGRASS for
graphical user interfaces. Or the new gis.m GIS manager (built-in).

> It runs natively on Un*x, runs on windows over cygwin and there is a
> port to windows, but I don't know its state. Maybe MarkusN could know
> better.

* Linux etc downloads:

* winGRASS native: It's under development, but in major parts functional:



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