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Manifold GIS is a newer, low-cost GIS developed for the Windows operating system, written entirely in Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET. The latest release continues to adhere to Microsoft standards by adopting multicore processors and full 64-bit computing.

Employing mathematicians and computer scientists, the company began its work in 1993 for the massively parallel supercomputer project between Intel Corporation and the U.S. Department of Defense, creating a series of graph theory and computational geometry libraries along with a series of “visual workbenches” to access the libraries. Users of the geometry libraries convinced the company to redeploy the product as a commercial GIS in 1998.

Since 2002, Manifold typically issues new software releases every 6 months. The software releases include anywhere from 200 to 400 improvements and bug fixes, ...

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