I was just talking about what it means in statistics to talk about software, specifically 11 programs which represent the 50% of the visits that come by keyword. It is difficult to give recommendations of which software is better, because it depends on different context conditions (and silver), the most I can aspire is to write and give my impressions; so that others form their own. Unfortunately for being a blog, the particularities of the writer are inherent in the content, such as sense of humor, patience, irony, without them the world could be more pragmatic ... but not a blog that must (at least this) produce pleasure (because it was designed) more than applause.
My favorite 6 There are six programs of which I often speak, and which have become my favorites; in some cases more for use than for satisfaction or as J would say, more out of habit than pleasure. To sort the order of content I made Index pages. These 6 programs are:
- AutoCAD (178 post)
The 178 post not only refer to the basic tool, but AutoCAD Map, Civil 3D, Softdesk 8, AutoCAD WS, CivilCAD, Plex.Earth and other post are of another topic but that involve it. Because it is very popular, and the first CAD tool that I knew, I often resort to this program. Although there are many blogs and forums on AutoCAD, visitors usually come here who want to know how to download free AutoCAD ...
- Microstation (175 post)
Like AutoCAD, apart from the basic tool I have spoken about Bentley Map, Microstation Geographics, Descartes, Bentley Cadastre and rest of the world. Sometimes I have made comparisons between both brands, some history and criticism of its features.
- ArcGIS (92 post)
Due to its popularity I have not left it aside, although it has not been my preference for reasons of price at the business level. And because of the habit of respecting copyrights, I prefer to use Open Source or low cost tools.
- Manifold GIS (89 post)
I have gained more from this tool, for the sake of constantly using it.
- GvSIG (60 post)
This arrived late to the blog, although it has entertained me lately. At the level of open source tools, I take respect for sustainability in the medium term, as long as the development and alliances do not fall down.
- Google Earth (172 post)
It does not seem like it, but I've written more about Google Earth than other programs, although almost always interacting with them or web applications. Although it is not a conventional GIS tool, surely its name will reaffirm the smokes that for now will be under the name neogeography.
Other GIS Programs or Related Use Apart from the previous ones, I have done reviews of other programs, some of them deserve much more than a simple post, others are applications related to GIS work:
- Qis, The best of open source
- UDig, Good development, but limited
- MapInfo, Sturdy, but ...
- Global MapperIs growing a lot
- CadCorp, GIS product line
- Sitch Maps ... download images from Google Earth
- ContouringGE ... level curves in Google Earth
- Maptext, Complementary application
- Integeo, Business Intelligence
- MapExport, Interaction with Google maps
- Fdo2fdo, Format conversion
- MapSuite, GIS product line
- Erdas Titan ... chat and share data
- MapServer, Web publishing
- TatukGis Viewer, A great data viewer
Other CAD programs In the case of the DAC, my reviews have included:
- TopCAD, Very good for Topography and Design
- ArchiCAD, Has its category with 8 post related
- BitCAD, Of the line IntelliCAD
- ProgeCAD (IntelliCAD), my preference in this line
- ECAD Lite, an option for Microstation
- QCAD, An option for Linux and Mac
- Geo5, CAD applied to soil mechanics
- AnyDWG, To convert dwg files
- Photo Modeller ... from photos to 3D models
- FastCAD, The creator of the first version of AutoCAD
- CAD Explorer, To search in CAD files like in Google
- Ares, A CAD solution for Mac and Linux
- AutoCAD WS, AutoCAD from the Internet
- I gamble, Best for mechanical design 3D
- PlexEarth Tools, extension to connect AutoCAD with Google Earth
- CivilCAD, AutoCAD applications for Civil Engineering and Surveying
Programs similar to Google Earth
- ArcGIS Explorer, Good but heavy
- NASA World Wind, Good, but Java (slow)
- MapJack, alternative to Street View
- Virtual Earth, More data in some countries
Others have been mentioned by means of revisions or by simple use, among them:
- Dossier Manager …document management
- SodelsCot, ... to convert text to audio
- Live Writter ... to blog the beast
- Vuze ... uses and perversions
- Google Crhome Navigate with pleasure
- CardRecovery ... when the SD was damaged
- Earthplot ... graphs on Google Earth
- MapinXL, ... maps from Excel
- Woopra, To monitor blogs in real time
- Codecompare, To compare documents
- XYZtoCAD, To interact with AutoCAD with Excel
- TeamViewer, For remote internet support
- MobileMapper Office, To postprocess GPS data
With the arrival of this tool came new solutions, simple but useful and sure to grow in number.
In the middle of 2011, if we do a summary, 56 seems a lot, but only the first six contain the largest volume of content. Many of the others barely have a post.
|Other GIS programs||15||27%|
|Other CAD programs||14||25%|
|Programs similar to Google Earth||5||9%|