At GeoPlan Center we are trying to make an effort to show people what their GIS software choices are. This page will list any GIS software information we come across. We use quite a number of them at GeoPlan, but we’re interested in discovering what else is out there. If you know of any that aren’t listed here, please write and tell us about them. (e-mail us) CartaLinx is used to create coverages, consisting of the spatial definitions of features in vector format and associated attribute values files. These data are then typically exported to a GIS either as entire coverages or as a series of map layers. For example, CartaLinx might be used to develop a spatial frame of property parcel boundaries along with an attribute database recording the address, owner, area, property valuation, area and primary land use of each parcel. One might then choose to export land use and property valuation map layers to a GIS. Alternatively, one might wish to display and analyze the contents of a coverage using CartaLinx directly.” Because it’s fully Microsoft Office Compatible, MapSheets gives you the same look and feel of other Microsoft applications, as well as the power to create a convincing PowerPoint presentation, an effective Word report or a compelling Web page.” Because it’s fully Microsoft Office Compatible, MapSheets gives you the same look and feel of other Microsoft applications, as well as the power to create a convincing PowerPoint presentation, an effective Word report or a compelling Web page.” This standard ‘plug-and-play’ GPS interface component supports most of the leading GPS receivers on the market. Simply plug your GPS receiver into the serial port of a computer running Windows and the Geographic Tracker will GPS-enable your applications.” GRASS is a raster-based GIS, vector GIS, image processing system, graphics production system, data management system, and spatial modeling system. “The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) is a public domain image processing and geographic information system (GIS) that was initially developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. USACERL stopped developing GRASS, the last full USACERL release was in 1993. Many organizations have taken the public domain GRASS software code and enhanced its functionality beyond what was possible with federal dollars. Baylor University, Blackland Research Institute, GPZ Technologies, Logiciels et Applications Scientifiques, (L.A.S.) Inc., and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) Geophysical Data Center have all released various public domain and commercial versions of GRASS on a variety of computer platforms.” Source.