GIS Tools & Modules

Commercial GIS Software

ArcGIS 10 - the latest version fo the ESRI GIS software - available at three levels of increasing functionality: ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo. The ArcGIS software package provides advanced spatial data integration and presentation with advanced spatial and statistical analysis.

The following software also support shapefiles:

Open-Source GIS Software

Here are links to some open-source GIS software packages that support shapefiles. If you know of other open-source software programs that you'd like us to add to this list, please send an email to nhgis@umn.edu.