Planet Geographic Information Systems
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Feature comparison matrix

FunctionalityExplorerProfessionalEnterprise
Standard mapping functions   
Navigation: zoom, pan, locate
Interrogation: query element, view attributes
Attributes: Modify database information
Locate: feature by key, feature with attribute
Selection: attribute, containment, proximity, optimal route
Printing: print preview, hardcopy output
Modify appearance: customize styles, displays
Save changes
Global Position System (GPS) interface   
Show current location on map (real-time)
Capture track / position (real-time) 
Download waypoints, routes, tracks (Garmin) 
Upload waypoints, routes (Garmin) 
Exchange formats   
Import SHP, GPX, KML, MIF, DXF, FEA 
Import E00, DGN, SDL  
Export SHP, KML, GPX
Export MIF, DXF, FEA, SDL 
Raster formats   
Import JPEG, TIFF, GeoTIFF (convert to IJP) 
Display IJP
Import ECW & MrSID images 
Display ECW & MrSID
Database connectivity   
Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite
Oracle, SQL Server  
Import/export geometry to database tables 
Multi-user geometry synchronization through database tables  
Read SDE geodatabases  
Import Oracle spatial data  
Design mode   
View map structure, copy elements by drag-drop 
Thematic mapping   
Select queries 
Group queries 
Range queries 
Pie/bar graphs 
Feature manipulation tools   
Capture / delete features 
Move / delete / insert coordinates of existing features 
Copy / move features to other classes (layers) 
Join features 
Clip, union, divide, subtract, create buffer 
Translate, flip, rotate, transform 
Batch manipulation tools   
Change / renumber keys 
Assign keys from text, closest features 
Generalize points, lines 
Snap coordinates to nodes / coordinates 
Explode coordinates / parts 
Generate splines 
Break / unbreak parts 
Close polygons / generate islands 
Generate nodes at intersections / endpoints 
Generate centroids 
Create bounding rectangles / grid 
Create TIN 
Generate Thiessen polygons 
Generate relief / contours 
Calculate lengths / perimeters / areas / heights to database 
Delete duplicate features / parts / slivers  
Generate topology information to database: proximity, similarity, network, polygon, overlay 
Map book   
Generate & renumber map book pages 
Batch print map book pages 
Reporting   
View & print reports
Create reports 
Pricing   
Single userfreeR4000R6000
Additional users (each)-R3000R4000
Software updates (single user)-R1000/yearR1500/year
Software updates (additional users)-25%/year25%/year
Technical support (single user)-R2500/yearR3500/year
Technical support (additional user)-R1000/yearR1500/year
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