Compare GRASS vs Surfer

See this
comparison of GRASS vs. Surfer
based on data from user reviews. GRASS rates 4.2/5 stars with 14 reviews. Surfer rates 4.6/5 stars with 115 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Surfer® single -user
$849
USD
 
Surfer® concurrent-use
$1,699
USD
 
Surfer® upgrade
$279
USD
 
Free Trial Unavailable
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GRASS
Free Trial Unavailable
Surfer
Surfer® single -user
$849USD
Surfer® concurrent-use
$1,699USD
Surfer® upgrade
$279USD
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.7
8.6
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
6.9
8.6
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data available
9.1
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data available
8.8
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
7.4
9.2
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business WithNot enough data available
9.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
9.1
8.3
Meets Requirements
GRASS
8.7
Surfer
8.6
Ease of Use
GRASS
6.9
Surfer
8.6
Ease of Setup
GRASS
Not enough data available
Surfer
9.1
Ease of Admin
GRASS
Not enough data available
Surfer
8.8
Quality of Support
GRASS
7.4
Surfer
9.2
Ease of Doing Business With
GRASS
Not enough data available
Surfer
9.2
Product Direction (% positive)
GRASS
9.1
Surfer
8.3

Features

Data Management
Data Capture
GRASS
8.5
Surfer
Not enough data available
Data Storage
GRASS
7.9
Surfer
Not enough data available
Data Manipulation
GRASS
8.5
Surfer
Not enough data available
Data Visualization
GRASS
7.7
Surfer
Not enough data available
Map Creation
Geocoding
GRASS
7.9
Surfer
Not enough data available
Buffer Zone Query
GRASS
7.9
Surfer
Not enough data available
Overlaying
GRASS
8.1
Surfer
Not enough data available
Publishing
GRASS
7.5
Surfer
Not enough data available
Analysis
Spatial Analysis
GRASS
8.5
Surfer
8.3
Reporting
GRASS
8.3
Surfer
Not enough data available
Real-Time Streaming
GRASS
8.1
Surfer
Not enough data available

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
35.7%
52.2%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
50.0%
26.1%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
14.3%
21.7%
GRASS
Small-Business
35.7%
Mid-Market
50.0%
Enterprise
14.3%
Surfer
Small-Business
52.2%
Mid-Market
26.1%
Enterprise
21.7%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Environmental Services
28.6%
Environmental Services
31.3%
 
Construction
14.3%
Oil & Energy
15.7%
 
Research
7.1%
Research
13.0%
 
Political Organization
7.1%
Mining & Metals
9.6%
 
Oil & Energy
7.1%
Civil Engineering
9.6%
 
Other
35.7%
Other
20.9%
GRASS
Environmental Services
28.6%
Construction
14.3%
Research
7.1%
Political Organization
7.1%
Oil & Energy
7.1%
Other
35.7%
Surfer
Environmental Services
31.3%
Oil & Energy
15.7%
Research
13.0%
Mining & Metals
9.6%
Civil Engineering
9.6%
Other
20.9%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Sean G.
User in Political Organization

I've used Grass on it's own in the past, however I really enjoy the fact that it is available within QGIS within a plugin. This makes using the best features of GRASS easily accessible.

blake h.
User

ease of use and speed when using scrpits. Great support

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nikhil G.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Higher Education

There are many website which support such operation like earthexplorer.usgs.gov which do the same. Functions to apply are not simple as ArcGIS

Mario J.
User in Oil & Energy

Very little options - No much power. The option of algorithms is very limited. Faulting is very limited.

 
GRASS
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Sean G.
User in Political Organization

I've used Grass on it's own in the past, however I really enjoy the fact that it is available within QGIS within a plugin. This makes using the best features of GRASS easily accessible.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nikhil G.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Higher Education

There are many website which support such operation like earthexplorer.usgs.gov which do the same. Functions to apply are not simple as ArcGIS

Surfer
Most Helpful Favorable Review
blake h.
User

ease of use and speed when using scrpits. Great support

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mario J.
User in Oil & Energy

Very little options - No much power. The option of algorithms is very limited. Faulting is very limited.

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