Download Geography - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Earth

    1.3.33.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Explore Earth (and beyond) from your computer for free

    8
    21640 votes
    • PROS: The easiest way to explore Earth, the sky, the Moon and even Mars, Impressive graphics engine, Different layers (pictures, routes, 3D buildings), Street View, Completely free
    • CONS: You need a good internet connection, Irregular content depending on the region
  • Google Earth

    Pro 7.1.2.2041

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Discover the world with Google

    8
    2294 votes
    • PROS: Discover the world, Search any address
    • CONS: High bandwidth required, Can't use full app offline
  • Uber

    3.78.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Request a car wherever you are

    8
    82 votes
    • PROS: Pick up a ride quickly, Different categories of vehicle available, Get an estimate before calling, Pay with your phone, Rate and comment on the service
    • CONS: On average more expensive than a normal taxi, Unfair advantage according to other drivers
  • Quantum GIS

    (QGIS) 1.7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Data Editors

    7
    187 votes
    • PROS: Huge amount of free content, Useful automation tools
    • CONS: User network tools not very user friendly, Can take time to learn certain features
  • QuikGrid

    5.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Data Users

    8
    45 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Works smoothly and efficiently
    • CONS: Only compatible with Windows, Need to use Google Chrome
  • Earth3D

    1.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Visualize Earth in a real-time 3D perspective

    7
    986 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Nice collection of images, Support to take snapshots and record videos
    • CONS: Very, very slow, Maps are not detailed
  • Maps

    1.0.1022.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Science & education program for Windows

    6
    22 votes
    • AccuWeather.com Stratus

      1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Simple desktop weather widget

      7
      161 votes
      • PROS: Easy to read, Drop down five day forecast, Unobtrusive
      • CONS: No multiple locations
    • Bing! Maps 3D

      (Antes Virtual Earth) 4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Microsoft's Google Earth

      7
      494 votes
      • KMZ / KML to GPX converter

        6.3

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        8
        3 votes
        • 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
      • GPS Satellite

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Free program for Windows‚ by KarhuKoti

        8
        4 votes
        • G Maps

          1.0.0.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Maps and not much more

          7
          82 votes
          • PROS: Instant search for directions, 4 map types
          • CONS: Extremely unstable, Basic interface and features, No traffic information, Limited points of interest information
        • AutoRoute Europe 2010

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Customisable travel planning software

          6
          90 votes
          • PROS: Highly customisable journey planner, Doesn't require an internet connection, Detailed sightseeing points of interest
          • CONS: Requires three different files to install , Not udated dynamically
        • Marble

          0.8

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          An interesting alternative to Google Earth

          7
          21 votes
          • PROS: Different themes and filters, Shows current cloud conditions, Tailored for educators
          • CONS: Some parts of the globe are covered much better than others
        • GPX Editor

          2.9.1

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          A full version program for mac, by William Modesitt

          -
          No votes yet
          • Atlas

            1.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Web Apps

            Study up on Earth's continents for free

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Clean UI, Valuable information
            • CONS: Information is limited, Not available on Mac or Linux
          • GasBuddy

            Find Cheap Gas 2.15

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            Windows
            iPhone
            Windows Phone

            Find cheap gas quickly

            9
            4 votes
            • PROS: Shows cheapest gas prices, Map and list view, Prices are updated consistently
            • CONS: Only USA and Canada
          • GPS Tracker by FollowMee

            Varies with device

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Free program for Windows‚ by FollowMee

            4
            6 votes
            • Creepy

              1.94

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Extract location data from tweets and photos

              5
              31 votes
              • PROS: Thorough search, Location data neatly presented, Shows tweets and photo links
              • CONS: Maps are buggy, Slow search
            • Seterra

              4.02.13

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Learn basic geography with these fun games

              8
              269 votes
              Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
              #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
              14.02.132698.2Windows
              21.3.33.17216408.1Windows, Android, iPhone, Mac
              3Pro 7.1.2.204122947.7Windows, Mac
              41.0.59867.2Windows
              5(Antes Virtual Earth) 4.04946.9Windows
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