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ArcGIS

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Likelihood to Recommend

ArcGIS

Of all the geographic analysis tools I have used, the one I always come back to is ArcGIS. The software is able to accomplish any geographic analysis task possible, and the time it takes to accomplish the task is usually much less than other tools. ArcGIS is well-suited for proximity analysis, transportation analysis, geographic coding, geo-regressions, and many, many other common analytical tasks for spacial analysts. The software is not well-suited for any analysis that doesn't need geographic analysis. It's only geography and geography's connection with statistics.
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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 is great at mapping geo-coded data (specifically data with X,Y coordinates like addresses or events in certain places).
  • Using ArcToolbox on GIS allows you to do many different analyses including spatial analysis, spatial statistics, hot-spot analysis, and joins with the many geo-processing tools.
  • ArcGIS is a great application for mapping health-related data, visually. Incidence and prevalence data can easily be visualized by using symbols or colors on your map. The layout view allows you to customize your map by adding a North arrow, legend, and scale bar.
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  • Gridding
  • Format conversions
  • Import of data is easy
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Cons

  • The learning curved surrounding manipulating certain elements of layer displays can be somewhat steep. In some cases, these display options do not act the same between shapefiles from different software sources.
  • Formatting of Excel spreadsheets in order to join and use them in ArcGIS can be difficult.
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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

I have used the GVSIG software, but I decided to stay with ArcGIS because it seems more complete and functional. With ArcGIS I have many more analysis tools, such as Arc toolbox. The management of statistics within the software seems great, as well as the possibility of transparent layers according to the thematic map you are doing is quite useful.
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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

  • Positive impact on the presentation of projects.
  • Positive impact in showing the reality of the territory to affect.
  • Positive impact in showing scientific data for making decisions about the territory.
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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
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