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Previously we had compared licensing costs on GIS platforms, at least Those that support sQLServer 2008.

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This is an analysis done by Bruin, a day that I had to make a decision to implement a map service (IMS). For this, he made a comparison of when it was difficult to integrate two operators at the desk level, to prepare the cartography and an ims service.

The prices are in Pounds Sterling, as quoted Patrick at that time, however although the dollar has fallen sharply the relationship remains.


2 Universal Licenses 2 £280 £560
1 IMS Runtime Version 1 £100 £100


2 Licenses ArcGIS 9 2 £1,450 £2,900
ArcIMS 1 £9,950 £9,950


2 Mapinfo Professional licenses 2 £1,095 £2,190
1 Mapinfo MapXtreme 1 £10,750 £10,750
Total     £12,940


2 Licenses CadCorp Map Editor 2 £2,200 £4,400
CadCorp IMS (1 operator?) 1 8,500 £8,500
GeognoSIS IDK 1 £5,500 £5,500
Thick Client Web Interface 1 £1,000 £1,000
Total     £19,400

It's good that it's cheaper with ESRI, because that helps the sustainability of a well-known platform, and it's rescatable to see that manifold, A tool that On several occasions we have considered, is seen by experienced users; this benefits the competition of prices for small and medium companies ... it remains to be seen if it is sustained.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. how I work with arc gis 9.2 in the cadastre area lately and had a bit of problems regarding my databases have told me that I can work with sql databases but I do not know how you work if you can give me reports about these databases

  2. oh the support ...

    Anecdote Grandfather chives:

    A month or so ago we discovered a bug in UMN Mapserver, it was hard for us to believe it because it is really weird and to see a bug in this stable software. The fact is that it was quite fat (and we had a client waiting for a solution) and we commented on the mapserver mailing list.

    Automagically, a ticket In the project management system and in 2 DAYS The bug was resolved in version control of the project. We were left to download the corrected source code, compile it and in total some 3 or 4 days was In the client Running without errors.

    That's support: quality, immediate, let's say free (not quite true, everybody's time costs something, the good thing is that it is distributed) and ultimately effective.

    What more could you want?

  3. I agree with you in terms of prices, whoever will implement an IMS is supposed to have the experience in development to look for a free alternative ... before which the support is criticized

    But ESRI responds to you for free?… Still the guarantee is in the communities that are the ones who respond to you when you get complicated.

    In the comparison made by the original author (Patrick) was not Geomedia, we may look at it another time


  4. I'm not going to mess with the desktop GIS (I get lost: P), but of course today to spend money on map servers you have to JUSTIFY it, a lot, because with the quantity and variety of free solutions the truth is That spending that money on an ArcIMS, MapXtreme or whatever I think is a real waste.

    By the way, I am surprised that Intergraph products do not appear in this comparison ...

    A greeting!

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