Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.

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These include:

  • User Satisfaction Rankings
  • Business Value Scores
  • Vendor Capability Comparisons
  • Product Feature Evaluations
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The Emotional Footprint is a powerful indicator of overall user sentiment toward the relationship with the vendor, capturing data across five dimensions.

These include:

  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Service Experience
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Product Impact
  • Negotiation and Contract
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Not Your Parents’ GIS
July 19, 2019

Visually presenting data assists the public understanding of complex issues. Using GIS mapping tools is an effective way of layering data from various source for quantitative analysis.

Author: Rocco Rao (Info-Tech)

Esri Advances Its Development Platform
May 01, 2019

Esri made several big announcements at its Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA, in March 2019. ArcGIS for Developers is a suite of developer tools and resources specifically for the creation of web-based and native applications.

Author: George Goodall (Info-Tech)

Insights for CIOs From Esri’s Public Sector CIO Summit
May 01, 2019

Esri recently hosted the sixth annual Public Sector CIO Summit. Key topics included the role of emerging technology, emerging trends like location intelligence and smart cities, and the need to create “wins” to demonstrate IT’s value.

Author: George Goodall (Info-Tech)

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Caliper Corporation

Maptitude

Maptitude Geographic Information System (GIS) software gives you the tools, maps, and demographic data you need to analyze and understand how geography affects you and your business. Every day you have to contend with spreadsheets and databases filled with vast amounts of customer, employee, sales, facility, and territory data.

8.5

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

20

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Golden Software

MapViewer

Quickly produce publication-quality maps with MapViewer’s extensive thematic mapping and spatial analysis features. Distinguish patterns and trends in your data, understand the spatial relationship, and give clients and stakeholders the information they need.

8.3

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

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Esri

Esri ArcGIS

ArcGIS is your first step toward better, smarter decision making and a more efficient organization. Just about every problem and situation has a location aspect. Unlock the power of location with ArcGIS.

7.8

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+79

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

45

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Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes MapInfo

As a powerful 64-bit application with optional raster grid analysis capabilities, the world’s premier desktop mapping application lets you create, analyze and share spatial information like never before. Experience the latest releases and take GIS to new places.

7.0

Composite Score

7.1

CX Score

+72

Emotional Footprint

67%

Likeliness to Recommend

23

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Hexagon

Hexagon Geospatial Solutions

Collect, process, and analyze geospatial data, and ultimately deliver usable information.

8.0

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

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Bentley Systems

Bentley Map

Create, maintain, analyze, and share your geospatial, engineering, and business information in a powerful, yet familiar MicroStation environment. Work confidently with engineering-quality GIS to produce quality maps and unify disparate 2D/3D data.

6.8

Composite Score

7.4

CX Score

+70

Emotional Footprint

61%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

Harris Corporation

ENVI

ENVI image analysis software is used by GIS professionals, remote sensing scientists, and image analysts to extract meaningful information from imagery to make better decisions. ENVI can be deployed and accessed from the desktop, in the cloud, and on mobile devices, and can be customized through an API to meet specific project requirements.

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Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Cadcorp

Cadcorp Spatial Information System

The Cadcorp Spatial Information System® - Cadcorp SIS® - is an integrated family of geospatial products comprising desktop, web and developer products. It has been designed to meet the needs of end users and application developers alike, for use in all phases of spatial data management - from creation, through to application development, deployment and data distribution.

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Composite Score

9.6

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

GameSim

Conform

3D Geospatial Visualization. Build, Visualize, Edit, and Export Rich 3D Environments for Urban Planning, Simulations, and Games.

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Composite Score

2.7

CX Score

+4

Emotional Footprint

33%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

SuperMap Software Co.

SuperMap GIS

SuperMap GIS is developed by SuperMap Software Co., Ltd and it is a complete integration of a series of GIS platform software, including Desktop GIS, Service GIS, Component GIS and Mobile GIS platforms and spatial data production, processing and management tools.

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Composite Score

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Emotional Footprint

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Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Not Your Parents’ GIS
July 19, 2019

Visually presenting data assists the public understanding of complex issues. Using GIS mapping tools is an effective way of layering data from various source for quantitative analysis.

Author: Rocco Rao (Info-Tech)

Esri Advances Its Development Platform
May 01, 2019

Esri made several big announcements at its Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA, in March 2019. ArcGIS for Developers is a suite of developer tools and resources specifically for the creation of web-based and native applications.

Author: George Goodall (Info-Tech)

Insights for CIOs From Esri’s Public Sector CIO Summit
May 01, 2019

Esri recently hosted the sixth annual Public Sector CIO Summit. Key topics included the role of emerging technology, emerging trends like location intelligence and smart cities, and the need to create “wins” to demonstrate IT’s value.

Author: George Goodall (Info-Tech)