Beginner's guide to GIS Applications
Traditional GIS systems are often recommended for beginners, but this is usually bad advice because the products are not a good fit for novices. Such applications assume a background in GIS usage and terminology and the ability to source data or pay for subscriptions/credits.
» As to what a GIS ("Geographical Information System or Software") is, please read "GIS Software."
What is a good GIS program to install for beginners?
At a minimum, a GIS needs to be easy-to-use, have attractive default backgrounds, and be cost effective. Surprisingly, Maptitude is almost the only GIS that satisfies these criteria. Maptitude Mapping Software has a low learning curve, but allows beginners to immediately perform sophisticated GIS analysis, requiring the user only to open their Excel data. Students and educators get the software for free.
Uniquely Tailored for GIS Novices
Analysts can gain insights and improve operations with Maptitude through powerful yet intuitive, wizard driven tools that are seamlessly integrated with the data needed to answer critical business questions. This is with none of the hassles in many business intelligence applications where consumers are required to access key data sets, grasp jargon-filled and complicated frameworks, and handle charges per user action.
What are the benefits of GIS for a newbie?
For data, marketing, business, and operations analysts who are interested (or frustrated with their existing) mapping software or business intelligence tools, Maptitude is a location intelligence application that provides the latest data in an easy-to-use and affordable format, combined with a business-critical toolset. In comparison to other mapping applications, Maptitude provides simple, but advanced optimization tools that are combined with the expert systems required to solve business challenges and maximize sales instantly.