Software

For guidance on software selection, please see the table below.

All GIS software downloads are available from the UDeploy website.  Most of the downloads are executables and zip archives, some however are disk images that you will need to unpack (using 7zip for example) or burn to CD/DVD using software such as Easy CD Creator, Nero/Nero Express, or imgburn (free)

With the exception of open source software, all other GIS products available on UDeploy are restricted for UD students/faculty/staff only. Downloads of these items are recorded in order to measure campus use and to determine equitable price sharing between departments. Ensure that you comply with licensing rules for Esri (ArcGIS)Exelis (ENVI, IDL), and Safe (FME) before downloading.  Follow this link to view the  short (15 minute) presentation on Geospatial Software Licensing and Installation at UD.  Please contact consult@udel.edu if you have any questions.

Software Selection

Name Basic ETL Join Orthorectify Geocode Digitization

Project/

Transform

Query Visualization Analysis With Data Cloud-based Cost
Esri Story Maps/ArcGIS Online yes no no partial yes no basic

basic/

intermediate*

no/partial yes yes Free/Paid with Esri Bundle ($185/yr)
Esri
ArcGIS Desktop
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes advanced advanced yes no Free/Paid with Esri Bundle ($185/yr)
Esri
ArcGIS
Pro
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes advanced advanced yes hybrid Free/Paid with Esri Bundle ($185/yr)
QGIS yes yes yes partial yes yes yes advanced advanced no no Free/Open
GDAL yes yes partial no no yes yes no no no no Free/Open
ENVI/IDL yes no yes no yes yes basic intermediate advanced no no $125/yr
FME yes yes partial partial no yes yes no no no no Free
Harvard WorldMap yes no yes no yes no basic intermediate/
better
no yes yes Free
indiemapper yes no no no yes yes basic intermediate/
best
no yes yes Free
Google Fusion Tables yes yes no yes yes no yes intermediate basic yes yes Free
PolicyMap yes no no no yes no basic intermediate basic yes yes Free to UD community, paid by UD Library