Easy To Use GIS Software, Retrieve and Create New Shapefiles to Visualize US Census Data on Demand

  • ​​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 add data charts to your layers - 
  • New!  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!
  • New!  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". 

What Our Customers Are Saying

With the new US Census Data Wizard included with Simple GIS Client, users can quickly and easily retrieve census data from the US Census Bureau's 5 Yr Community Survey, often down to the census block group level.  The new wizard allows users to easily create new shapefiles at the state, county, or census block group levels containing the census data of interest.  However,  Simple GIS Client doesn't stop there.  At it's core, Simple GIS Client is a feature rich Microsoft Windows based GIS software application, powerful enough to run as a fully functional Desktop GIS Software application but lightweight enough to run on Windows laptops and tablets for field data collection or trip planning and navigation.  In addition to the US Census Data Wizard, Simple GIS Client users can also retrieve ©OpenStreetMap data on demand.  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 our Free GIS Resources page (Still requires Simple GIS Client to be installed to run) Supports sophisticated visualization and analytics.  Create high quality output to print directly or expose in common graphic formats for insertion into other common software packages.  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?

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


             Frank Howell

             Professor Emeritus

             Mississippi State University

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

With Simple GIS Client, you'll get an affordable, easy to use GIS mapping software with a built in US Census Data wizard  & demographic calculator.  Easily retrieve & create new shapefiles to visualize demographic data.

Powerful Imagery Geoprocessing Capabilities

  • Map Single or Multiple Street Addresses -
    ​Simple GIS allows users to geocode single or batch addresses "out of the box" with integration to the US Census Geocoder service.  Easily map addresses from your Excel spreadsheet, csv, or database table in a few clicks.  Users can also create their own local Geocode database from their own data sources if they so choose.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Connect Your GPS Device to Your Laptop's USB for Real Time Tracking   
    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. 

"Intuitive layout and interactive feel. Moving between, and editing, layers is easy. Working with projections is simple and far less complicated (to me anyway) than other programs."


                        David Jones

                        Paradex Inc.

Tired of expensive and complicated GIS software systems that require a steep learning curve and large investment?

Operating Systems

  • ​Windows 7 or higher


Vector Data Support

  • Shape Files
  • 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.

  • ​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.
  • New! Data Wizards, Get US Census, 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 data 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!  See a tutorial here
  • 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! Improved data analytics plus support for generating heat maps -
    New analytics allow sophisticated analytics to aggregate and summarized data by drive time rings or buffers.  Easily generate heat maps from point observations using kernel density or interpolative inverse distance weighting algorithms.  See a tutorial here

Geocoding, Routing, and Navigation Support -

Geocoding, Routing, GPS Tracking, and Navigation Support -

Powerful Spatial Analysis Capabilities

Simple GIS Client - Get US Census Data on Demand. Why Pay More?

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 - Drive Time Ring Analysis

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. 

Simple GIS Client Drive Time Ring Analysis
Simple GIS now supports Tile Mapping Services (TMS)
  • 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.​

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)

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What our customers are saying:


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

              Mike Schaefer

​              Geo-Information Solutions


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