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3. Converting and Viewing Maps > 3.7. Summary of Applications

Summary of Applications

Table 3-1 summarizes the functions of each application discussed in this chapter: one checkmark shows peripheral use; two checks denotes common use.

Table 3-1. Summary of the types of functions each application generally plays
 

GDAL

OGR

PostGIS

OpenEV

MapServer

Viewing and mapping

  

Analysis

 

Manipulation

 

Conversion

   

Sharing

  

 

Though the applications may fit more than one category, this table is intended to show the most common ways they are used. For some tasks, there are several applications that can meet your needs. Ultimately, your end goal will help determine which is best to use.


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