Powerful GIS in development
March 16, 2018

Powerful GIS in development

Isabel Huamani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with QGIS

QGIS is a very complete tool for spatial analysis as well as the elaboration of topographic and thematic cartography. It seems to me an excellent advantage that QGIS allows the connection with R, which is also open source statistical software, allowing to directly relate the data of the various variables with their spatial location.
  • QGIS is an excellent open source GIS tool that has been strengthening over the years.
  • It is not necessary to pay an expensive license to use all the options that it offers us and that is a great benefit, especially to professionals who use the GIS for the development of our work and research
  • It has a friendly interface, it is very easy to use, especially if you have previously handled a GIS tool.
  • I also like the great variety of functions that it offers us and that allows us to solve almost any problem.
  • This software unfortunately tends to be unstable, because sometimes unexpected closures occur.
  • At times I have had problems because I do not execute certain actions and I must restart the program in order to execute the action satisfactorily.
  • On the other hand, the quality of the cartographic output is weak compared to other software.
  • You have to invest time in the training of the staff, both for the beginners, as for the users of other GIS software
  • Improved our response times, which is a benefit for the company
  • It does not require investing a large sum of money, being a free software
  • This program tends to be a bit unstable. With large amount of data tends to be slow.
Both tools are very powerful. The difference is that QGIS is open source. Experts can develop applications that suit the specific needs of certain users. A big advantage of QGIS is undoubtedly the economic cost, because Qgis is a software almost as powerful as ArcGIS. I could say that these tools can be complemented.
It's a very good GIS tool. It is a free software that has had a rapid development, it can even be compared with other GIS proprietary software of world reknown.
QGIS allows you to download a large number of add-ons developed by other expert users, which are available to all for free.
In addition QGIS accepts multiple formats such as shapefile, mapinfo layers, binary coverage, raster, among others, which gives the user the facilities and ability to work with the information available.