Find geographic information system software for your project
GIS software provides the functions and tools needed to store, analyze, and display information about places. For more information about what can you do with GIS software, visit What GIS Software Does on GIS.com. Following are sources of free and low–cost software.
ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education (AEJEE)
AEJEE is a downloadable, lightweight GIS tool for exploring geographic data, especially designed for education.
A free data viewer from ESRI that performs some basic GIS functions. You can use your own data with ArcExplorer or browse data over the Web.
Directions Magazine Free GIS Tools
This search engine finds tools and scripts that assist current users of GIS. Select the Viewers link for free data viewing and mapping tools.
In addition to links to free software, the site provides a FreeGIS Tutorial showing the possibilities of solving tasks around GIS, surveying, and remote sensing.
A variety of tools and free downloads are available for current and new GIS users.