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Hi All. My company is doing a comparison between the two products. Basically, I need to know what functionality is missing from XMap that is included with say ArcEditor. ArcEditor is $7000, XMap 7 Enterprise is $1600. Big difference. Is it the geoprocessing tools that make the big difference? Any input appreciated.

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I'm a bit suspect of XMap. When they advertise that their GIS does "buffering" as a feature...shouldn't every GIS do that? There also seemed to be different license levels - editor, professional. Personally, I suspect you'll be happier with ArcEditor and have more capabilities, but I've never used XMap.

I suggest you look at getting an evaluation copy of each and see what they do vs what you need.

http://www.delorme.c...ial/default.htm
http://www.esri.com/...r/evaluate.html

You may also consider looking into MapInfo, or Manifold GIS. MapInfo has an evaluation license you can download. Manifold doesn't but it does say you have a 30 day money back guarantee.

Hope that helps,
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Hi,
I don know Xmap, but if Arcgis is too expensive for you, then you could try SuperGIS where you can download free trial and which seems to be much cheaper then ArcGIS (I looked in their online store) or some free alternative like Quantum GIS or maybe KOSMO. :rolleyes:

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You should try Quantum GIS before you evaluate either one of those commercial products. It does most basic GIS tasks and best of all it's open source. If you find it lacking in functionality then I would compare ArcGIS with Manifold. You'll find plenty of discussion comparing those products in the archives.

Like the other commenters, I've never heard of XMAP. Personally I like to use applications with a large user base. It makes finding solutions to problems much faster and less painful!



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Join IMTA

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and get a copy of ArcEditor for 1500 USD, best 100 USD I've spent

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Join IMTA

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and get a copy of ArcEditor for 1500 USD, best 100 USD I've spent

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Hello,

Just have a look at good comparision prepared by Art Lembo and his student comparing procedures in Manifold and Arcgis:
"How Do I Do This in ArcGIS/Manifold?: Illustrating Classic GIS Tasks"
http://ecommons.libr...eview_final.pdf
- trully I wouldn't even think what to choice not even thinking about price but more about funcionality. Evertything what can be found in arceditor it's also in manifold. Even more.

G.

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You should consider the Maptitude Mapping Software. Maptitude has extensive topological editing tools.

Disclaimer: I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.

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I came across this somewhere, spreadsheet comparing ArcGIS with Manifold. I cant upload xls files so here it is hosted on google. ArcGISvrsManifold_V2

I've only used GlobalMapper, ESRI, and opensource ones.


Join IMTA

http://www.maptrade....IMTA Member.pdf

and get a copy of ArcEditor for 1500 USD, best 100 USD I've spent

Dave


Hello,

Just have a look at good comparision prepared by Art Lembo and his student comparing procedures in Manifold and Arcgis:
"How Do I Do This in ArcGIS/Manifold?: Illustrating Classic GIS Tasks"
http://ecommons.libr...eview_final.pdf
- trully I wouldn't even think what to choice not even thinking about price but more about funcionality. Evertything what can be found in arceditor it's also in manifold. Even more.

G.






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