Comprehensive analysis of GIS package features for solving cartographic problems in the field of natural resource management

№2 (2020)

Lyubimova A.V., Khromova N.Y. 

AbstractAbout the AuthorsReferences
In this article we discuss software choosing methodology for GIS project implementation in the field of environmental management with the help of comparative system analysis of the capabilities of three popular GIS packages (GIS INTEGRO, QGIS and ArcGIS). The developed system of formalized criteria for analysis describes the technological capabilities of each package for the implementation of the main stages of building a GIS project, technical requirements for equipment, financial policies of developers, the quality of software maintenance and administrative restrictions on its use. Based on the system, using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), a managerial decision-making model is implemented to select the best GIS package for various categories of organizations related to nature management – namely, state budgetary institutions, commercial organizations and universities.

Lyubimova Anna Vladimirovna, PhD head of GIS and Digital Cartography Department, Division of Geoinformatics, VNIGNI, 8, Varshavskoye shossee, Moscow, 117105, Russia. Head of Department of Geoinformation Systems and Techologies, Dubna State University, 19 Universitetskaya street, Dubna, 141982, Moscow Region, Russia. E-mail:

Khromova Natalia Yuryevna, Graduate student; Dubna State University, 19 Universitetskaya street, Dubna, 141982, Moscow Region, Russia, E-mail:

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Keywords: geographic information systems, INTEGRO, QGIS, ArcGIS, analytic hierarchy process, decision-making.

Section: Geoinformation systems