No hassle trial!  No sign up required!  Simply click the Try It Free button to be brought to the Simple GIS Client download page.  Download the installation exe file and run to install on your computer.  Trial version requires no registration and is fully functional for 30 days.  (Windows 7 or higher required)

Operating Systems

  • ​Windows 7 or higher

Vector Data Support

  • Shapefiles
  • Simple GIS Graphic Layers
  • DXF Files
  • Simple GIS Server Vector or Graphic Layers
  • Event Layers with dbase, spreadsheet data, or any ODBC compliant data table.


Raster Data Support

  • BMP Files
  • Jpeg Files
  • Tiff Files
  • Jpeg 2000 Files
    MrSid Files
  • Simple GIS MRI (multi resolution image) files
  • Simple GIS Server Image Layers
  • Open GeoSpatial WMS
  • New! - Open GeoSpatial WMTS


As always, our products come with a free 30 day evaluation period.  Try Simple GIS Client for free here.

Highly Customizable

  • Scriptable Using VB -
    ​Contains VB engine and editor allowing you to write your own custom scripts with access to hundreds of objects and properties
  • New! - Integrated Debugger
    Debug custom VB procedures and functions by stepping line by line through procedures using the new integrated debugger.  Examine procedure variable and object values as lines are executed.
  • Add Custom Menus and Tool Buttons - 
    Capability to add your own menu and tool button items and rearrange appearance or removal of menus and tool buttons.
  • Plugin Architecture - 
    ​Save your customizations that can then be shared with other users and loaded into their projects

Simple GIS Client can natively read and map your Excel spreadsheet data, either by reading X and Y coordinate information you have already associated with your excel data or deriving coordinates using street address data from your spreadsheet.  Simple GIS Client is a feature rich Microsoft Windows based GIS software application, great for producing and publishing professional looking maps.  Easily annotate or add your own custom graphics and  easily share your maps by exporting to common graphic file formats or to PDF.  But Simple GIS is more than a mapping application.  It is a lightweight, yet powerful Desktop GIS Software application.  Simple GIS can run on Windows PCs, laptops or tablets and is great for field data collection or trip planning and navigation.  It is also excellent for viewing and editing shapefiles.  Retrieve US Census data, USGS data or ©OpenStreetMap data on demand with easy to use data wizards.  Create  geocoded and fully routable detailed street maps in just a few clicks.  Don't want to create your own street map?  Then checkout the free USA Dataset & Project from ourFree GIS Resources page (Still requires Simple GIS Client to be installed to run) Supports sophisticated visualization and analytics.  Need to share projects or data with colleagues or team members?  Then check out our new Simple GIS Collaborate plugin extension for Simple GIS Client.  Also, be sure to check out our Tutorials/Examples page to see demonstrations of Simple GIS Client.  Get you free 30 day trial today!  What do you have to lose?

  • Add, Edit, or Delete Features - 
    Multi-user editing capable.  Create new features, edit existing features or delete features completely.  Supports Undo and Redo operations.
  • Vertex Editing Control with Snap to Capabilities -
    Fine editing control allowing you to move existing vertices, add new vertices, or delete existing vertices.  Supports snapping for precise control.
  • Cogo Editing Controls -
    Ability to add features using Cogo bearing and distance measurements, curves or coordinates.
  • Advanced Editing Features -
    Support for many advanced editing features such as feature line offset, line trim, fillet, split features and more.​​
  • Multi-User Reading & Editing of Shapefiles!
    Allows multiple users to read and edit shapefiles simultaneously.  Best software you'll find for creating, reading and editing shapefiles.​

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  • New! - Geocoding DB Wizard - 
    Create a geocode database from State(s) and Counties of your choice from latest US Census Tiger data with just a few clicks.
  • Map Single or Multiple Street Addresses -
    Search for and map a single address or multiple addresses using the Batch Geocode tool.  Create your own Geocode database using Tiger data from the US Census Bureau (*See Free GIS Resources above) or use the pre-populated Geocode database with the SimpleUSA project & dataset.
  • Perform Street Level Routing Calculations
    Supports routing from a single origin to destination or calculating optimized routes to pass through several stops while traversing from an origin to a destination.
  • Calculate Drive Time Rings
    Easily calculate drive time rings at specified intervals around selected point for advanced spatial analysis.
  • Supports GPS Connected Devices  
    Communicates with GPS devices that support the NMEA 0183 protocol to provide real time tracking and navigation.  Create breadcrumb trails or follow your movements on your map.  When combined and configured with the Simple GIS Server application, can be used as a simple AVL (Automated Vehicle Location) System for fleet management.
  • GPX File Support - 
    Easily import or create GPX files for sharing data with other GPS devices or applications that support the GPX data exchange protocol.  Great for geocaching or other recreational activities. 

License can be purchased at any time from within the application or by clicking the buy now button on this page.  Pricing:  $50 one time (no subscription) license charge per user per computer. 

  • Spatial and Attribute Queries - 
    Perform powerful analysis by performing spatial queries such as finding all features that are contained within a boundary or that intersect other selected features or within a given distance of other features.  Also perform traditional attribute queries such as select all features whose population is greater than 250,000.
  • Create Buffers Around Selected Features -
    Perform powerful spatial and proximity analysis by creating buffers around selected features.  Excellent for analyzing and summarizing data within a specified proximity of selected features.  
  • Summarize Data​ -
    Summarize data of selected features to group and aggregate results.
  • ​Add Calculated Fields - 
    Create calculated fields to calculate new field values based upon other data.
  • Paste and Visualize Your Spreadsheet Data in Your Map -
    Copy and paste your spreadsheet data in your map to visualize your data in new ways. 
  • New! Data Wizards, Get US Census Demographic, OpenStreetMap, or USGS  Data On Demand - 
    Easily get the latest Census Data from the US Census Bureau's 5 year community survey for sophisticated data analysis or, pull the latest OpenStreetMap data by state for a local geocoded and routable detailed street map.  New dat wizard for USGS National Map Data allows you to search for and download freely available current and historical topographic maps, aerial imagery, elevation data, and more! 
  • New! Improved data analytics -
    New analytics allow sophisticated analytics to aggregate and summarized data by drive time rings or buffers. 

Powerful Imagery Geoprocessing Capabilities

With Simple GIS Client, easily map your excel spreadsheet data to perform powerful analytics, gain new insights, and create professional maps.

Geocoding, Routing, and Navigation Support -

  • ​Georeference Vector or Raster Data to Known Coordinates -
    With a few clicks, georeference your image data using your basemap data as a reference.
  • Create Shaded Relief Imagery -
    Creating shaded relief imagery from elevation data provided in DEM or tiff format is a snap with Simple GIS Client.
  • Create Image Databases for Viewing Large Volumes of Imagery Data - 
    Simple GIS's image database allows you easily mosaic multiple images and view them as if a single image.

"Tremendous set of tools not offered elsewhere, especially for the price!"


             Frank Howell

             Professor Emeritus

             Mississippi State University

Wanting to Create a Map from Your Excel Spreadsheet Data?

Powerful Data Visualization and Presentation - Easily Create High Quality Maps!

What our customers are saying:


"Everything about the software has been awesome, especially the incredible support.   Just one of the best price-value pieces of software I have found.."​        
              Darin Grimm
​              Grimm Farms, Inc.


Simple GIS Client - Drive Time Ring Analysis
Simple GIS Client - Desktop GIS Software Illustration for Buffer Analysis

"Simple in name but a powerful fully functional GIS software. Expected less received more."​        

              Mike Schaefer
​              Geo-Information Solutions

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  • ​​Thematic Mapping -​​
    Advanced mapping support with advanced symbology, group layers, layer visibility control, filtering and more.

  • Map Production - 
    New map templates make it easier than ever to produce professional looking maps.  New support for map book generation allows you easily generate an entire map book for a given area.  Users can easily export maps to common graphic formats or create a PDF document of their map for sharing or including in presentations.  Simple GIS Client is a quality mapping software.

  • Export Georeferenced Maps!
    Export your maps or views as georeferenced jpeg, geotiff, or PDF documents.  Makes sharing your maps with other systems a breeze!

  • On The Fly Map Projections
    Supports North American 1927, North American 1983, and WGS 84 datums and over 700 coordinate reference systems.
  • Advanced Feature Labeling
    Advanced control of feature label placement including the use of highway shield symbology, spline labels, and more.
  • Easily Map Your Excel Spreadsheet Data
    Use the built in batch geocoding to map street addresses from Excel or associated x and y coordinate data from your Excel data.
  • USGS National Map Data Wizard - 
    Users can easily connect to the National Map Service API for querying and downloading freely available data from the USGS.  Users can access current or historical topographic maps, elevation data, aerial imagery, and more!  See a tutorial here
  • Support for easily generating heat maps
    Users can now very easily generate heatmaps from point data using kernel density or inverse distance weighting algorithms.    Easily analyze your event data or measurements to visualize concentrations or "hot spots".  See a tutorial here.  

Powerful Editing Capabilities - Edit Existing Spatial Data or Create and Author Your Own Spatial Data

What Our Customers Are Saying

Powerful Spatial Analysis Capabilities

Easy to use GIS mapping software for creating professional maps from your Excel spreadsheet data