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Likelihood to Recommend

Maptitude

In logistics it is great for allocating customers to their nearest warehouse through a process called tagging. For marketing, you can prioritise sales leads and carry out competitor adjacency analysis. For field-based roles it's useful for calculating work content, and for membership organisations and similar situations, it can be used to look for clusters with similar interests.
Kirsten Tisdale | TrustRadius Reviewer

QGIS

QGIS is great for companies or individuals who are on a budget but still need powerful GIS software. QGIS is excellent in that it can consume many data formats and basically has all the same capabilities as ArcGIS. In addition, since QGIS is cross-platform it is Linux and Mac friendly, making it more versatile than ArcMap, which only works on Windows machines. In my opinion, it is a little less beginner friendly, so I'd recommend it more to those who have some previous experience with GIS. I would, however, not recommend it for those who mainly want to create maps. I found the map making feature in QGIS very cumbersome.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Maptitude

  • Geocoding
  • Thematic mapping
  • Big data
Brett Lucas | TrustRadius Reviewer

QGIS

  • Documentation and technical support. With this software you will receive all the help you need, if you get stuck in a function you can ask in forums dedicated to QGIS, help manuals including interacting with the help staff.
  • It is updatable. As some developers share their new creations , the ones that already exist will be updated along with the new, so we know that this software will never be obsolete.
  • It has support for PostgreSQL and PostGIS extensions. It also allows a file management in vector formats like Grass, Mapinfo, Shapefile, and others, and can also read several raster files in JPG, TIFF GeoTiff, Mapinfo and Grass.
  • It can be used as a graphical environment for Sig Grass, which uses a large amount of analysis power, using an environment that is easier to understand and use.
Eduardo Guillén | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Maptitude

  • Ease of use, the learning curve is steeper than normal; however, once you learn it, it is simple.
  • The tools can be glitchy. There are times when you add say a radius to the map and go to move it; the tool tries to resize the area and not move it. You have to re-click on the tool that you want every time; it is cumbersome at times.
  • The zip code areas should be smoother. If you market via zip code and not DMA, you will have this issue. It is not the systems fault, so-to-say, it is the way that the system maps these zips, using zip area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QGIS

  • QGIS is hard to use for beginners. A better tutorial and clearer online tutorials could improve this.
  • Labeling interface is overly complicated. Allowing users to manually add labels to relevant items could be helpful.
  • QGIS should have more "wizards" that can easily import common data points (median income, population density, etc) and cross tabulate that with other categories easily from uploaded data.
Ember Urbach, LMSW | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Maptitude

Maptitude 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Caliper are really good at responding to any difficulties you're having ...even if it's your own fault! If I was a US user, I'd immediately give it 10/10, but because I'm in the UK and am an early bird, there are those occasions where I've needed support in our morning, but had to be patient. But it's not an issue.
Kirsten Tisdale | TrustRadius Reviewer

QGIS

QGIS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even though there is a no dedicated support team for QGIS (or at least we are not aware of it), there is a huge online community and a large number of forums catering to every question you may have regarding any particular functionality of QGIS. So, you have a lot of help available but you will have to sift through it on the web.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Maptitude

Best mapping software in the industry at this price-point, with rich datasets included.
Brett Lucas | TrustRadius Reviewer

QGIS

First of all QGIS it is a free software in an are that has always been monopolized for big companies like ESRI, in that way QGIS bring the opportunity to know how to work with GIS and how we can manage data from so many formats in only one software. Qgis it is the best alternative for people that it does not have the chance to work with a private software of a big company. This software offers a big range of opportunities to work with spatial and raster data and the extension of GRASS bring us the opportunity to create our own spatial database and work in the way we want. In comparison with other free software QGIS it is the best one.
Cesar A Siso L | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Maptitude

  • I am not at liberty to provide ROI but can tell you; this tool has allowed us to better target potential sales areas for our campuses. When enrollments are pulled from these new areas, the ROI increases. I have not seen it decrease while utilizing this program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QGIS

  • Open source and free software meant we could produce billable work right away without any financial investment.
  • Online tutorials were available, and it only took us about a week to be competent enough to produce billable work.
  • QGIS opened a new line of business to us that would not be available otherwise. We did not have enough potential work to consider using the competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Maptitude

General

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

QGIS

General

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

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