mapping freeware

EasyGPS – added 11/12/2007

EasyGPS is the fast and easy way to transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks between your computer and your Garmin, Magellan, or Lowrance GPS. EasyGPS lists all of your waypoints on the left side of the screen, and shows a plot of your GPS data on the right. Use EasyGPS to back up and organize your GPS data, print maps, or load new waypoints onto your GPS for your next hike or geocaching adventure.

Coordinate Conversion – added 4/25/2007

Coordinate Conversion is an easy to use GPS program for conversion different geographical coordinates. Supports Transverse Mercator Projection and Lambert Conical Conformal Projection, Supported projection groups are UTM(North and South Hemispheres), NAD 27 and NAD 83.

Suri Pluma – added 3/13/2006

Suri Pluma is a software for processing digital imagery from satellite sources. Suri Pluma offers means to extract information in easy and intuitive ways, offering to the user quantitative and qualitative information immediately, taking advantage of varied satellite sources. It provides a simplified access to different data formats and exports to the most common formats.

Map Maker Gratis – added 9/25/2005

Map Maker Gratis is a powerful introduction to the world of GIS. Unlike other free viewers, Gratis is a fully functional map production program with GIS functions such as thematic mapping and data interrogation. The program can be used both with vector and raster data and produces high quality, accurately scaled print outs.

World Wind – added 9/23/2005

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there. Virtually visit any place in the world. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps, or along the African Sahara.

Satellite Finder – added 7/18/2005

Satellite Finder is a way to accurately point satellite dishes at communications satellites in geostationary orbit. Simply choose a state and city, or a ZIP code, or enter a geographic position, and Satellite Finder will create a list of satellite positions for that location. Satellite Finder includes a list of all US ZIP codes and their geographical positions. You may access this database by entering a state and city name or a ZIP code.

ArcExplorer – added 7/3/2005

ArcExplorer is a lightweight GIS data viewer developed by ESRI. This software offers an easy way to perform a variety of basic GIS functions, including display, query, and data retrieval applications. It can be used on its own with local data sets or as a client to Internet data and map servers.

GRASS – added 7/3/2005

Commonly referred to as GRASS, this is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. It also has a topological 2D/3D vector engine and support for vector network analysis.

GeoVisu – added 6/5/2005

GeoVisu is a software that displays georeferenced data (images, graphics) and it allows data download from GPS. GeoVisu has a “Moving map” navigation function, which can be used with all GPS NMEA 0183 compatibles.

USAPhotoMaps – added 11/30/2004

USAPhotoMaps downloads aerial photo and topo map data from Microsoft’s TerraServer Web site, saves it on your hard drive, and creates seamless maps from it.

GPS TrackMaker – added 11/30/2004

Using the “Real-Time Navigation” routine you can go out with a GPS conected to a portable computer (Laptop), knowing exactly what’s your location upon map area. The possibilities of usage of this function has increased in a significant way with the implementation of multiple map images.

AutoREALM – added 4/30/2005

AutoREALM is a GNU mapping software (a “cartographer”) that can design maps of castles, cities, dungeons and more. AutoREALM is generally used by Role-playing Game practicants who enjoy doing their own maps.

Atlas – added 5/21/2005

Atlas is a program targeted at architects and construction engineers. Atlas computes the resulting moments and reaction forces for a given beam with loads applied to it (single as well as distributed), using Cross’ method.

Data Master 2003 – added 4/17/2005

This software should be used for automation of data acquisition, measurement and control systems. DM2003 can accumulate, visualize and analyze huge arrays of numeric data produced by measurement equipment and especially suitable for scientists who would like to make high-performance, precise measurements in the experimental physics.

GPSCookie for Windows – added 5/29/2005

GPSCookie displays your current geographical location using any GPS device attached to your computer or PDA.