shrug-l: RE: ArcGIS Alternative

Williams, Christopher A. Christopher.A.Williams at
Tue Apr 5 08:35:39 EDT 2011

The grass is not greener on the over side.

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From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Kissane, Mike
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 7:46 AM
To: 'Keith Sandell'; shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: RE: ArcGIS Alternative

Hi Keith,

Here are a few products.  I will let you do the research because I have never used any of these except for an old version of MapDotNet and MapServer once.  Some of these you might still have to have ArcMap desktop.

There are probably more these are just the ones I could remember off the top of my head.

Call MapDotNet/ISC they are a Tallahassee based company and will give you a demo of what they can offer.
Benton Belcher
(850) 893-6741 Ext. 1023

Hope this helps,


From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Keith Sandell
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 6:23 PM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: ArcGIS Alternative

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
ofc. 850.521.8341   |   cell 850.727.2897

"If we are to achieve results never before accomplished we must expect to employ methods never before attempted." - Francis Bacon

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