shrug-l: ArcGIS Alternative

Luciano Campagnolo lc at tekconsultants.net
Tue Apr 5 00:58:49 EDT 2011


Hi, of course it can be replaced! But there are a LOT of things to consider.

I think that the really tricky part is the 'cost of adoption' meaning time,
training, some development to tackle missing features...

As Yurong said: It would be great of you can share your conclusions.

Best regards
Luc

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:45 AM, "Yurong Tan (谭玉荣)" <tany at gisgo.com> wrote:

> I have heard similar reasoning along that line.  Please share your results
> as some of us will be one day asked to do the same silly exercise.
>
> -Yurong Tan
>
>
> On Apr 4, 2011, at 6:23 PM, "Keith Sandell" <Keith.Sandell at citizensfla.com>
> wrote:
>
>  Hey Shruggers,
>
>
>
> My purchasing department is making me do a cost benefit analysis of paying
> our annual maintenance to ESRI versus abandoning ESRI in favor of some other
> GIS software, if there is such as thing.
>
>
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> Are there any comparable GIS suites out there that have the same, or
> greater, functionality as Desktop and Server 10?
>
>
>
> And what is there cost to replace, and implement, 2 ArcInfo concurrent use
> licenses, 1 ArcGIS Server Std Enterprise license and 1 EDN license?
>
>
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> Silly exercise, but one I have to do nonetheless.
>
>
>
> *Keith Sandell, MBA*
>
> GIS Manager, Corporate Analytics
>
> Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
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