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GIS Software

1. Raster & Vector

  • Raster:  Spatial analysis (simpler)
  • Vector:  Map Output and database management (more complex)
  • Every GIS has both raster & vector facilities, but is primarily one or the other
  • Raster: includes vector display and editing;   Vector: includes raster display and enhancement
Table 4-1
OPERATING SYSTEM
HARDWARE
1996 USERS
CURRENT TRENDS (1998)
UNIX Workstations 52%
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Windows 3.x PC 47%
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DOS PC 34%
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Windows NT PC 27%
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Windows 95 PC 23% 
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Macintosh MAC ??
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2. Graphic User Interface (GUI) VS Command Line Interface ('CLINT')

Table 4-2
  Advantage  Suitable Users 
'GUI' ('WIMP')  User-friendly  Novice and casual 
'CLINT'  Faster  Experienced and regular 


3. Some Common Software Systems (1990s)

Table 4-3
ARC/INFO  Win  Unix  ESRI, US 
ARCVIEW  Win  Unix  ESRI, US 
CARIS  Win  Unix  NB, Canada 
GENASYS  Win  Unix  Australia 
GRASS   Linux Unix  US (army) 
IDRISI  Win    Canada / USA 
MGE  Win    Intergraph, US 
GEOMEDIA  Win    Intergraph, US
MAPINFO  Win    Ma, US 
PAMAP  Win    Victoria, Canada 
SPANS  Win  Unix  Ottawa, Canada 
TERRASOFT  DOS  * RIP March 96 BC, Canada 

The above list is dated and incomplete; for a fuller list of GIS and related software, try this site:

http://www.gisportal.com/gis3l.htm


4. CAD Systems With GIS (Analysis) Add-ons

Table 4-4
AUTOCAD  Win, (Unix)  Autodesk, US 
MICROSTATION  Win, (Unix)  Bentley, US 

5. (Raster) Image Processing Systems

Table 4-5
ERDAS  Win  Unix  US 
ER MAPPER  Win  Unix  Australia 
PCI  Win  Unix  Canada

 

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