GIS and Remote Sensing Software

Name of the softwaresort icon Software type Costs Hazard Computer System
R CRAN(Comprehensive R Archive Network) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
ArcGIS Desktop (esri) Desktop GIS Free to try Windows
ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (esri) Desktop GIS Free Windows
ArcGIS Map Viewer (esri) Web GIS (display only) Free Online
ArcGIS Online (esri) Web GIS (display only) Free Online
ArcHydroTools Extension Free Windows, MacOSX
ArcSWAT (Texas A&M University) Extension Free
ASTRIUM Sample Imagery (ASTRIUM) Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
BEAM raster toolbox (ESA) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free
BEAT Basic Envisat Atmospheric Toolbox (ESA) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux, Solaris
BeeldBlad Web Mapping Service (NLR - GDSC) Web GIS (display only) Free Online
BRAT Basic Radar Altimetry Toolbox (ESA, CNES) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
CAPRA CRISIS 2007 (WB, ISDR, CEPREDENAC) Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Windows
CAPRA ERN-Hurricane (WB, ISDR, CEPREDENAC) Tool/Converter Free Windows
CAPRA MapViewer (WB, ISDR, CEPREDENAC) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free
CAPRA-GIS (WB, ISDR, CEPREDENAC) Desktop GIS Free Windows
Cardcorp Map Reader (Cadcorp) Desktop GIS Free
Crowdmap (Ushahidi) Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Online
CUT (The CryoSat User Tool)(ESA) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows
Diva GIS (Robert J. Hijmans) Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX
Eduspace Image Catalogue (ESA) Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
Eduspace LeoWorks Image processing software (ESA) Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
ENVI (Exelis) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free to try
EOLDAS (Earth Observation Land Data Assimilation) (ESA) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
ERDAS Imagine (Intergraph) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free to try Windows
Flow-R (Flow path assessment of gravitational hazards at a Regional scale) (UNIL) Tool/Converter Free Windows, Linux
Free on-line GIS data format and coordinates converter (MyGeodata) Tool/Converter Free Online
GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (OSGeo) Database/Library Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux, Solaris
GeoNetwork Geographic Metadata Catalog (OSGeo) Database/Library Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
GeoServer (OSGeo) Database/Library Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
GEOTRANS (NGA) Tool/Converter Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
Giovanni The Bridge Between Data and Science (NASA) Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
Global Geo-Referenced Field Photo Library (University of Oklahoma) Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Online
Global Risk Data Platform (UNEP, ISDR) Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
Google Earth (google) Web processing (cloud computing) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
Google Earth Engine (Google) Web processing (cloud computing) Free Windows, MacOSX
Google Maps Engine (google) Web GIS (display only) Free Online
GRASS GIS (OSGeo) Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
GUT (The GOCE User Toolbox)(ESA) Desktop GIS Free Windows, Linux
gvSIG (gvSIG Association) Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
HANTS (Harmonic ANalysis of Time Series) (NLR - GDSC) Tool/Converter Free
Hazus (FEMA) Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Windows
HDF Explorer (The HDF Group) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows
HDFLook Multifunctional Data Processing and Visualization tool for Land, Ocean and Atmosphere (Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free MacOSX, Linux, AIX, Cygwin
HDFView (The HDF Group) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
HEC-GeoHMS - Hydrologic Engineering Center Extension Free Windows, MacOSX
HEC-GeoRAS - Hydrologic Engineering Center Extension Free Windows, MacOSX
HEC-RAS Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System (US Army Corps of Engineers) Tool/Converter Free
Idrisi Selva (Clark Labs) Desktop GIS Free to try Windows
IDV Integrated Data Viewer (unidata) Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, UNIX
ILWIS - Remote Sensing and GIS software (ITC) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows
InaSAFE (Indonesia Scenario Assessment For Emergencies) (Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction, World Bank-GFDRR) Extension Free
LandSerf (City University London) Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
LISFLOOD Model (JRC) Tool/Converter Free
MapGuide (OSGeo) Desktop GIS Free Windows, Linux
MapInfo Professional (Pitney Bowes) Desktop GIS Free to try Windows
Mapserver (OSGeo) Database/Library Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux, Solaris
Metop ASCAT Soil Moisture Data Viewer (TU Wien) Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
mezoGIS (Frédéric Back) Desktop GIS Free
Microdem (U.S. Naval Academy) Desktop GIS Free
Monteverdi (CNES) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
MultiSpec (Multispectral Image Data Analysis System) (Purdue University) Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Windows, MacOSX
Multispectral Image Analysis on the Cloud (Mort Canty) Web processing (cloud computing) Free
NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox) (ESA) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
Open Jump (JUMP Pilot Project) Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
OpenEV (OpenEV developers) Desktop GIS Free Windows, Linux, Solaris
openLISEM (ITC) Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
Openquake (GEM) Crowdsourcing/VGI Free
OpenStreetMap (OSM Foundation) Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Online
Opticks Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, Linux, Solaris
OSSIM Database/Library Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
PolSARpro (ESA) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free
PolSARpro (The Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool) (ESA) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux, UNIX
PostGIS Database/Library Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
Quakesim Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
Quantum GIS Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
RasterCalc - QGIS Plugins Extension Free
ROI_PAC Repeat Orbit Interferometry Package Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free
SAGA System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses Desktop GIS Free Windows, Linux
SALUS Model System Approach to Land Use Sustainability Tool/Converter Free Windows
SharpMap Database/Library Free
SPIRITS (JRC) Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows
Spring GIS Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, Linux, Online
SWAT Soil and Water Assesment Tool Tool/Converter Free Windows, Linux
TERRAIN ANALYSIS USING DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELS (TAUDEM) Extension Free Windows, Linux
The HDF-EOS To GeoTIFF Conversion Tool (HEG) Tool/Converter Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
Thuban Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Windows, Linux
Titan2D Extension Free Windows, Linux
TRMM (Rainfall Estimation) Online Visualization and Analysis System (TOVAS) Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
uDig Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
USGS ASTER Overpass Predictor Tool/Converter Free Online
USGS Early Warning Software and portal Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
USGS EarthExplorer Web GIS (display only) Free Online
USGS FEWS NET Data Portal Database/Library Free Online
USGS Global Vs30 Map Server Tool/Converter Free
USGS GloVis Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
USGS Land Data Operational Products Evaluation Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
USGS LandsatLook Viewer Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
USGS MODIS Reprojection Tool Tool/Converter Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
USGS Spectral Viewer Tool/Converter Free Online
USGS US Seismic Hazard 2008 Web processing (cloud computing) Free Online
Ushahidi Crowdsourcing/VGI Free Online
WebWinds Java-based Interactive Science Data Visualization System Desktop image processing (remote sensing software - raster data) Free Windows, MacOSX, UNIX
WEPP Water Erosion Prediction Project Tool/Converter Free Windows
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools Desktop GIS Free Windows, MacOSX, Linux
Xulu eXtendable Unified Land Use modelling platform Tool/Converter Free MacOSX
zigGIS Extension Free