Free software for professional map making - for windows OS / EN-RO

 You can chose from a large variety of freeware to realize personal or project-related maps. Each of this offer also a vast amount of addons, presets, resources and event preloaded data on maps.


Free GIS software (for Windows operating system)

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/arcexplorer

ESRI program for data visualization and geocoding of data in shapefile format

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer

exploration, visualization and distribution of GIS data

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcreader

desktop application for viewing, exploring and printing maps and globes

http://www.autodem.com/index.php

creating DEMs based on scanned topographic maps

http://www.avismap.com/home/avismap-free-viewer

view AVIS map5

http://www.capaware.org/index.php?Itemid=58

3D topographic representation system with layered representation, data integration

http://www.diva-gis.org/

mapping and geographic data analysis

http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/

a collection of 65 tools that manipulate geographic and Cartesian data

http://grass.fbk.eu/

a complex program that allows spatial data management, analysis, image processing, spatial modeling, visualization

http://www.itc.nl/ilwis/documentation/default.asp

(Integrated Land and Water Information System) a program that integrates GIS and remote sensing data: images, vectors, thematic data

http://www.vividsolutions.com/jump/

visualization and processing of spatial data

http://sourceforge.net/projects/kalypso/

spatial modeling and simulation

http://www.landserf.org/

visualization and analysis of the earth's surface - among the best geomorphometric analysis programs

http://openjump.org/index.html

edit shapefiles and GML files

http://www.orbisgis.org/

modeling and simulation

http://www.qlandkarte.org/

GPS data visualization application in various programs

http://www.qgis.org/

geographic information system - very complex (similar to ArcGis Desktop) - operates with vector data, raster, but also with other data formats

http://www.saga-gis.org/en/index.html

efficient implementation of spatial algorithms

http://www.dpi.inpe.br/spring/english/

remote sensing and GIS data processing - OBIA

http://udig.refractions.net/

viewing, editing GIS data

http://freegis.ro/index.php/freegis-overview

more GIS programs

http://www.maps-gps-info.com/free-gis-software.html

more GIS programs, including for non-Windows operating systems

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