Software & Tools

Links to other resources relating to Software

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation has been created to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. The foundation's goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects. This website serves as a portal for users and developers to share their ideas and contribute to project development. As the Open Source Geospatial Foundation grows and changes, so will this website. Please check back often and sign up to the mailing lists to monitor developments. To get involved, check out the Getting Started page.

ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute)

Homepage of the makers of ArcView and ArcInfo. Contains conference information, on-line upgrades, support, information about new products, demos and much, much more.

Main ESRI site:

ESRI Canada:



Reference centre for the raster-based IDRISI and IDRISI for Windows GIS software packages. The Web site contains information on software, ordering, and applications, as well as a bibliography and on-line support.

Intergraph (GeoMedia Viewer - FREE GIS!)

Intergraph make GIS systems for Windows, including GeoMedia, GeoMedia Web Map (for internet presentation of data) and GeoMedia Viewer.

See their product website:

Intergraph has offered their GeoMedia Viewer as a free GIS viewing tool. This software will allow you to:

  • View GeoTIFF raster files and perform attribute queries
  • Spatially filter your query, saving valuable time in your search
  • Visualize your data by creating thematic maps,complete with a legend that allows you to easily change any symbology parameters, such as colours and patterns
  • Easily manipulate your map with zoom-in, zoom-out capability
  • and Display data in native formats when you connect to GIS data warehouses.

See the GeoMedia Viewer: