Compare GE Smallworld, eSpatial, and QGIS

Pricing

 
Pro
$1,200
per year
 
Team
$2,500
per year
 
Power Analyst
$5,000
per year
 
Team Plus
$7,500
per year
 
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
GE Smallworld
Free Trial Unavailable
eSpatial
Pro
$1,200per year
Team
$2,500per year
Power Analyst
$5,000per year
Team Plus
$7,500per year
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Free Trial
QGIS
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
7.1
8.6
8.4
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
5.3
8.6
7.9
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
5.7
Not enough data available
9.0
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
7.0
Not enough data available
8.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
6.8
9.3
7.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
6.3
Not enough data available
8.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
5.5
8.3
8.6
Meets Requirements
GE Smallworld
7.1
eSpatial
8.6
QGIS
8.4
Ease of Use
GE Smallworld
5.3
eSpatial
8.6
QGIS
7.9
Ease of Setup
GE Smallworld
5.7
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
9.0
Ease of Admin
GE Smallworld
7.0
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
8.6
Quality of Support
GE Smallworld
6.8
eSpatial
9.3
QGIS
7.4
Ease of Doing Business With
GE Smallworld
6.3
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
8.9
Product Direction (% positive)
GE Smallworld
5.5
eSpatial
8.3
QGIS
8.6

Features

Data Management
Data Capture
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
9.2
Data Storage
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
8.9
Data Manipulation
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
9.0
Data Visualization
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
9.1
Map Creation
Geocoding
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
8.9
Buffer Zone Query
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
8.9
Overlaying
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
9.3
Publishing
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
8.7
Analysis
Spatial Analysis
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
9.0
Reporting
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
8.8
Real-Time Streaming
GE Smallworld
Not enough data available
eSpatial
Not enough data available
QGIS
8.3

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
0%
0%
30.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
30.8%
14.3%
28.4%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
69.2%
85.7%
40.9%
GE Smallworld
Small-Business
0%
Mid-Market
30.8%
Enterprise
69.2%
eSpatial
Small-Business
0%
Mid-Market
14.3%
Enterprise
85.7%
QGIS
Small-Business
30.7%
Mid-Market
28.4%
Enterprise
40.9%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Utilities
46.2%
Real Estate
28.6%
Government Administration
14.8%
 
Information Technology and Services
23.1%
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
14.3%
Environmental Services
11.4%
 
Telecommunications
15.4%
Marketing and Advertising
14.3%
Information Technology and Services
9.1%
 
Computer Software
15.4%
Insurance
14.3%
Research
8.0%
 
Hospital & Health Care
14.3%
Higher Education
6.8%
 
Other
0.0%
Other
14.3%
Other
50.0%
GE Smallworld
Utilities
46.2%
Information Technology and Services
23.1%
Telecommunications
15.4%
Computer Software
15.4%
Other
0.0%
eSpatial
Real Estate
28.6%
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
14.3%
Marketing and Advertising
14.3%
Insurance
14.3%
Hospital & Health Care
14.3%
Other
14.3%
QGIS
Government Administration
14.8%
Environmental Services
11.4%
Information Technology and Services
9.1%
Research
8.0%
Higher Education
6.8%
Other
50.0%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
GC
User in Civil Engineering

Smallworld has many positives for the GIS Utilities market. The top things that set it apart are: Internral Worlds - This allows tracing and connectivity to exist inside building details and operate as if it was in the "normal" GIS. ESRI can NOT do...

Shane S.
Internal Consultant in Marketing and Advertising

Ease of use, online support team engagement, loading of data to datasets for reuse and features that are useful and valuable rather than lovely sounding but impractical. A Full feature set for a reasonable price in my opinion. I'd recommend this tool for...

Kristin E.
User in Higher Education

I feel the best part of QGIS is the open source nature of this software. Not only is there no cost to the user to download and run this program, but the online community and support for this software is great. I am always able to easily find how to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
GI
Consultant in Information Technology and Services

Bulk data loading was the biggest problem and made it not very useful for the customer. Another thing that could be improved is the ease with which it can be integrated to different tool.

Jeffry E.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Aviation & Aerospace

The user interface of Qgis is not nearly as clean and refined as the paid alternatives. Online mapping is also becoming a bigger player in the GIS world and Qgis has slim offerings in this area.

 
GE Smallworld
Most Helpful Favorable Review
GC
User in Civil Engineering

Smallworld has many positives for the GIS Utilities market. The top things that set it apart are: Internral Worlds - This allows tracing and connectivity to exist inside building details and operate as if it was in the "normal" GIS. ESRI can NOT do...

Most Helpful Critical Review
GI
Consultant in Information Technology and Services

Bulk data loading was the biggest problem and made it not very useful for the customer. Another thing that could be improved is the ease with which it can be integrated to different tool.

eSpatial
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Shane S.
Internal Consultant in Marketing and Advertising

Ease of use, online support team engagement, loading of data to datasets for reuse and features that are useful and valuable rather than lovely sounding but impractical. A Full feature set for a reasonable price in my opinion. I'd recommend this tool for...

QGIS
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kristin E.
User in Higher Education

I feel the best part of QGIS is the open source nature of this software. Not only is there no cost to the user to download and run this program, but the online community and support for this software is great. I am always able to easily find how to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jeffry E.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Aviation & Aerospace

The user interface of Qgis is not nearly as clean and refined as the paid alternatives. Online mapping is also becoming a bigger player in the GIS world and Qgis has slim offerings in this area.

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