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Geography (55 programs)

  1. Google Earth Pro

    7.3.6
    • 4.2
    • (12384 votes)

    Free geospatial desktop application

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy controls, Lots of how-to guides for new users, Good for users with advanced feature needs, Import GIS and GPS data, Supports common software like ArcGis, Features high-quality imagery, Street-level exploration
    CONS: High bandwidth required, Can't use the full app offline, Not constantly updated, Some areas are not available for street view, Can be slow to load images
  2. Google Earth

    7.3.6
    • 4.1
    • (35006 votes)

    A free global exploration tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Cross-platform, Detailed street views, Customizable projects, Interactive information, 3D buildings and landscapes
    CONS: Can be blurry
  3. QuikGrid

    5.3
    • 3.9
    • (111 votes)

    Free Software for Data Users

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free to download and use, Works smoothly and efficiently
    CONS: Only compatible with Windows, Need to use Google Chrome
  4. Atlas

    1.0
    • 3.8
    • (13 votes)

    Study up on Earth's continents for free

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Clean UI, Valuable information
    CONS: Information is limited, Not available on Mac or Linux
  5. Uber

    • 4.3
    • (76 votes)

    Request a car wherever you are

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Pick up a ride quickly, Different categories of vehicle available
    CONS: On average more expensive than a normal taxi, Unfair advantage according to other drivers
  6. Seterra

    4.02.13
    • 4.1
    • (317 votes)

    Learn basic geography with these fun games

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  7. AccuWeather.com Stratus

    1.1
    • 3.4
    • (172 votes)

    Simple desktop weather widget

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy to read, Drop down five day forecast, Unobtrusive
    CONS: No multiple locations
  8. Bing! Maps 3D

    4.0
    • 3.5
    • (582 votes)

    Microsoft's Google Earth

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  9. Quantum GIS

    1.7.4
    • 3.8
    • (390 votes)

    Free Software for Data Editors

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Huge amount of free content, Useful automation tools
    CONS: User network tools not very user friendly, Can take time to learn certain features
  10. EasyGPS

    8.28
    • 3.3
    • (59 votes)

    Organize your GPS content

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  11. KMZ / KML to GPX converter

    6.3
    • 3.3
    • (28 votes)

    KMZ / KML to GPX converter | Google Earth data for your GPS

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Convert Google Earth data for use on your GPS, Data conversion is done very quickly, Select exactly which data you want to convert, Data can be exported to your GPS device
    CONS: Requires third-party drivers to export data to GPS units, Can not convert all data from Google Earth files, Some GPS units may not support the GPX file format, Program can occasionally create corrupted GPX files
  12. Creepy

    1.94
    • 2.7
    • (60 votes)

    Extract location data from tweets and photos

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Thorough search, Location data neatly presented, Shows tweets and photo links
    CONS: Maps are buggy, Slow search
  13. Maps

    1.0.1022.0
    • 3.4
    • (68 votes)

    A Free Science & education program for Windows

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  14. Marble

    0.8
    • 3.5
    • (41 votes)

    An interesting alternative to Google Earth

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Different themes and filters, Shows current cloud conditions, Tailored for educators
    CONS: Some parts of the globe are covered much better than others
  15. Earth Explorer

    6.1
    • 3.7
    • (154 votes)

    Learn how beautiful our mother planet looks from outer space

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  16. XE Currency

    2.1.1.0
    • 3.2
    • (5 votes)

    A free program for windows, by XE.com

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  17. GPS Satellite

    Varies with device
    • 4.1
    • (24 votes)

    Free Application to Access the GPS Data of a Mobile Device

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Information can be sent via SMS or email, Users have the option to share all data on social media platforms
    CONS: There have been times when third-party advertisements were attached to viruses, Many feel that the platform is not entirely intuitive
  18. MarineTraffic ship positions

    Varies with device
    • 5
    • (8 votes)

    A Full Version program for Windows‚ by WOW GROUP

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  19. MapCreator

    3.0
    • 3.1
    • (51 votes)

    Create maps for travel films and lectures

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  20. GPS Converter

    5.5
    • 5
    • (2 votes)

    GPSconverter converts Waypoints, Tracks, and Routes from/to any file format for GPS receiver or mapping program.

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows

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