shrug-l: ArcGIS Alternative

DeAndrae Spradley dredale7 at
Tue Apr 5 07:53:26 EDT 2011

I know some local governments use Map Info for their GIS. I'm looking forward to the conclusions as well. 

DeAndrae Spradley
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On Apr 5, 2011, at 12:58 AM, Luciano Campagnolo <lc at> wrote:

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

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


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?


Silly exercise, but one I have to do nonetheless.


Keith Sandell, MBA

GIS Manager, Corporate Analytics

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

2101 Maryland Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32303


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