Comparison between ArcGIS and SuperGIS (which is now in Spanish)

I have always liked the comparisons, in this case and on the occasion of celebrating that SuperGIS is already available in Spanish, we show this comparison between ArcGIS and SuperGIS in its desktop versions. Clarifying that some aspects that are equivalent are compared, other ESRI / Supergeo applications we would see in future comparisons.

Comparison of functionalities between ArcGIS and SuperGIS

Functionality SuperGISStandar SuperGISTeachers. ArcGISBasic ArcGISAvanz.
Support formats X X X X
Vector: SHP, MIF, DXF, GML, DWG DGN V8, etc. X X X X
Raster: MrSID, GeoTIFF, BMP, GIF, JPG, JPG2000, ECW, PNG, LAN, GIS, etc. X X X X
Compliant with OGC standards (WMS, WCS, WFS, WMTS) X X X (not WMTS) X (not WMTS)
Data conversion tool (eg DXF to GEO) X X X X
Tool for rectifying data in parallel (spatial georeferencing) X X
Creating and viewing data

Create, edit and analyze spatial data

X X X X
Generate maps and interactive graphics X X X X

Mapping

Map book

X X X X

Projection on the fly

X X X X

Create symbol styles

X X X X

Load OpenStreetMap layer

X X X X

Advanced cartography (eg smoothing lines, simplifying, etc.)

X X
Parcel Editor X X

Geoprocessing

Professional Analysis

X X X X
Visual geoprocessing design X X X X

Processing of data in block

X X X X

Raster to Vector Conversion

X X X
Geometry Type Conversions X X

Geodatabase Management

Read (Access MDB, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle Spatial)

X X X X

Write (Access MDB, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle Spatial)

X X
Multi-user edit the same feature class in Geodatabase VV X X

Integration with a server

Synchronizing data from the server

X X X X

Create map cache

X X X X

Customizable environment

X X X X

Plug-in for differential post-processing of GPS data (Rinex)

X X X X

Extensions for analysis

Topology Analyst

X X

Spatial Analyst

X X X X

Network Analyst

X X X X

3D Analyst

X X X X

Spatial Statistical Analyst

X X X X
Biodiversity Analyst X X

It is interesting to see how SuperGIS, rather than creating its own functionalities, seeks to do what users already know in ArcGIS 10, as seen in the previous table.

In both platforms, ArcGIS and SuperGIS, only the extension of topological analysis are included in the version, the others require to be purchased separately.

The next video shows a double window sequence, where the same routine is being done in both programs.

In conclusion, what is done with both programs can do the same, in some aspects including SuperGIS surpasses.

In terms of price: SuperGIS costs less than half that of ArcGIS.

And with respect to the other novelty, we have been very pleased to receive an almost final version of SuperGIS 3.1a that is about to be launched this month, and it is not for less surprise and satisfaction to know that:

Already includes Spanish language

Comparison between ArcGIS and SuperGIS

I must admit that our intention to get to know SuperGIS a few months ago was motivated by the willingness to enter the Spanish speaking market to compete with ESRI. And that in so little time they have included our language ... it shows the aggressiveness of a tool that was born in Taiwan but that is positioning itself very well in Asia and the Middle East.

How to change the language in SuperGIS

For this you have to do:

Tools> customize

And here select the Local tab.

The translation: Pretty good.

For our Hispanic environment, competition is good and in the end the winner is the user, since the existence of competitive software at a lower price and the growth that free software is having compels the private company to work more in the service And not take advantage of the monopolization of the market.

That good for SuperGIS, that well for our Hispanic context.

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3 Replies to "Comparison between ArcGIS and SuperGIS (now in Spanish)"

  1. I am looking for a specialized course in arcGIS for property cadastre
    that is in Ecuador

  2. That's Fernando. In another article we will evaluate other tools and extensions.

    Greetings.

  3. Only some Desktop functionalities are compared. ArcGIS Desktop has many more extensions that are not mentioned. ArcGIIS Server, ArcGIIS Online, ArcGIS Runtime for developers of any platform (Android, IOS, etc) or talk.
    Let each one draw their own conclusions about what is comparable and what is not. ArcGIS has long ceased to be a product to become a platform that provides organizations with the technological infrastructure, the content needed for analysis and applications to exploit the information both by GIS experts and users who simply need smart maps to take better decisions in your day, day.
    regards

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