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ArcGIS

69 Ratings

MapInfo Pro

7 Ratings

ArcGIS

69 Ratings
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MapInfo Pro

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Likelihood to Recommend

ArcGIS

It is a program that adapts to the following work scenarios:
1. Georeferencing of data (property, furniture, company, industry, schools, health center, sports stadiums).
2. Vectorization of hydrographic basins, and topography plans.
3. Presentation of maps of various themes vegetation, soil, geomorphology, climate, relief.
4. Territory planning tool.
5. Work with areas of large territories.
The scenarios where it is least adapted are the following:
1. Work planes of scales less than 1: 1000.
2. Work with plans of small urban communities.
3. Work with the vectorization of pipes, electrical lines, etc.
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MapInfo Pro

Very suitable for any project where geographic data needs to be analysed or presented in a digestible format.There is more easy to use software for 3D and terrain work. For drilling data the plug in is limited and slightly clumsy in its execution although it is possible to draw the trace, snap to terrain and colour depending on geology, assay results, etc.
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Pros

  • ArcGIS has an excellent core of tools to make possible everything you need in spatial analysis, from analysis of raster data to the conversion of CAD file to shapefile to simplify their use
  • The simple use of the software is its other great virtues, it is very easy to use, very friendly with the user, the localizations of the tools, the intuitive nature of the menus and the facility to open and save the files
  • The exit format of the maps maybe it is other of the great advantages of ArcGIS in comparison with other GIS, you have a big range of formats to save your map images, and that allows you to uses in any way you like
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  • Gridding
  • Format conversions
  • Import of data is easy
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Cons

  • ArcGIS can sometimes freeze or perform tasks slowly when too many geo-processing tools have been used on the MAP.
  • ArcGIS could be improved by having a better support page. It is difficult to get the answers you need if you are unsure of how to, for example, perform spatial auto-correlations on your map.
  • ArcGIS is only for data that can be spatially represented, and that is its limitation.
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  • Number of files for each workspace is numerous
  • Interface could be more user-friendly
  • Number of bugs, though few
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Likelihood to Renew

ArcGIS8.0
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Simply because the program deserves it. It seems to me that it is a fundamental tool for the storage, analysis, and interpretation of medium and large-scale phenomena, unmanageable with traditional engineering software. Its versatility in the handling of the different "layers" with which the data is handled and interpolation tools, make this software a powerful ally both for companies and for the educational part of the universities.
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Usability

ArcGIS6.0
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It is a program that requires hours of dedication for learning the tools in order to understand it and use it to the best of its abilities.It requires tutorials or attend training activities to easily and uncomplicatedly perform a geographic information system. Experience tells me that a lot of work time is required to learn correctly the use of tools. It is a program of quality and the most complete of the market, but it is required to simplify its processes so that more people can use it.
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Alternatives Considered

ArcGIS can do more than Tableau when it comes to mapping and spatial analysis. However, Tableau can be used to do many different tables, graphs, and data analysis that ArcGIS cannot.
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I find ArcGIS more comprehensive but with a more confusing interface; however this may be because I learned MapInfo first. Surfer and Global Mapper do more specific things better; but MapInfo is a good overall product for sophisticated GIS
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Return on Investment

  • ArcGIS is great for showing data in a way that people can easily understand.
  • ArcGIS is pretty expensive so this might play a role in whether your company wants to invest in this product.
  • ArcGIS is not user-friendly, some training is required to be able to make these maps or do more advanced spatial analyses.
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  • Tracking of drilling programmes
  • Gridding of data in the field
  • Saves time on hand drawing maps
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Pricing Details

ArcGIS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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MapInfo Pro

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details