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TatukGIS TatukGIS Editor (Desktop GIS)

Geospatial data creation, editing, mapping, & analysis

Professional, general-purpose desktop GIS for geospatial data creation, editing, mapping, and analysis, providing all the tools and functionality a typical GIS user will ever require.

  • TatukGIS TatukGIS Editor (Desktop GIS)
Plac Kaszubski 8/105
81-350 Gdynia


The TatukGIS Editor is a professional, general-purpose desktop GIS for geospatial data creation, editing, mapping, and analysis with powerful built-in scripting environment for customization and feature extensions. This product provides all the tools and functionality most GIS users require in a product format that is easy to learn and use. 

Directly opens and renders (without import or format conversion) 75+ geospatial industry vector, image, grid, and database layer data formats.

File formats: SHP, MIF, TAB, GML, KML, JSON, DXF, DGN, DWG, GPX, OSM, Lidar XYZ, CSV, S57, VPF, CADRG, GeoTIFF, PNG, JPEG, JPEG2000, MrSID, ECW, IMG, PLY, GRD, FLT, BT, and others
Database formats: PostGIS, Oracle Spatial & GeoRaster, MSSQL Spatial Server, ESRI ArcSDE & ArcSDE Raster, IBM DB2 Spatial Extender, Geomedia, OpenGIS SQL Layer, and others

Support for web tiles and WMS/WFS/TMS/WMTS standards enables streaming maps or data from the web or remote sources. TatukGIS hosted WorldStreetMap web tile server makes available to users this detailed world map layer.

Other viewing related features include scale and north arrow controls, measurement tools, attribute data grid table integrated with SQL query builder, spatial query and selection tools, and printing high resolution maps to PDF.

The Editor opens, customizes, creates, and saves sophisticated map projects that may comprise layers of different data formats and coordinate systems. Comprehensive visual layer properties and legend controls enable customizing the appearance of each layer, adding and removing layers, organizing sublayers and layer groups, setting the project coordinate system, and other aspects of the map appearance. Features include advanced labeling, use of symbology for points, lines, and fills, 700+ item SVG symbols library, unlimited line style possibilities, color ramps, pie and bar charts, transparency, thematic/choropleth maps, and dynamic shape aggregation for simplified viewing of large datasets.

Support for coordinate systems is state-of-the art, reflecting EPSG codes and OGC WKT definitions. Efficient on-the-fly layer reprojection between 5,000+ predefined geographic and projected coordinate systems or any custom defined coordinate system.

The Editor can create, edit, analyze, save, and export map layers to 35+ vector, image, grid, and SQL database formats, including advanced spatial databases. Features include editing map geometry and attribute data, special drawing tools, snapping, smoothing, simplification, unions and splitting, merging, scaling, rotation, data table import, database joining, and format translation. Topology corrector tool tests for and systematically clears geometry errors from vector layers, including overlapping polygons, holes between polygons, missed line intersections, and dangling nodes.

3D visualization features include 3D vector rendering and object texturing, DEM model presentation, raster and vector layer draping over DEM, 3D geological maps using multiple DEM layers, flood simulation, light and shadow control, camera/scene control, volumetric line and points rendering, and Z & M value settings.

Layer rectification tools can remove distortions from aerial images, old vector maps, or CAD drawings and georeference the layer to a coordinate system. Rectification is performed on-the-fly with instantaneously visible result.

Advanced analysis and operations features include data classification methods, layer statistics, dynamic shape aggregation, contouring, slope analysis, viewshed and AGL visibility analysis, Fresnel zone analysis, terrain profile, TIN, point cloud-to-grid conversion, grid-to-polygon conversion, vector-to-grid interpolation algorithms, heatmaps, operation pipelining, raster layer mathematics, advanced filters, topological operations, and GPS tracking.

A built-in scripting IDE for writing and debugging code can be used to modify (full menu redesign, custom dialog boxes, etc.) or extend the Editor with additional features. The scripting engine furthermore exposes, inside the Editor, the entire TatukGIS API with its hundreds of classes and thousands of documented methods and properties designed for custom GIS development, making the Editor itself a powerful development tool. Scripted plug-ins are easily deployed to other Editor users.

Supports most database engines and compatible database layer formats. Support for advanced spatial databases (PostGIS, Oracle Spatial, etc.) includes creating new database tables, using spatial operators for server-side spatial queries, utilizing server-side spatial indexes for fast queries, and SQL database layer connection wizard.


  • Year of introduction
  • Year of last update
  • Supported hardware
    Computers running Windows (32 and 64 bit). No extreme hardware demands.
  • Supported operation system
  • Main GIS category
    Desktop GIS
  • Native storage format
    70+ vector/image/grid geospatial data formats supported natively (i.e., without import/export or any transcoding)
  • Input formats
    Dwg, Dxf, Dgn, Shape, GML, KML, GeoTiff, ECW, SID, Jpg, Others
  • Export formats
    Dxf, Shape, GML, KML, GeoTiff, Jpg, Others
  • GML version
    Native read and write support for GML data format.
  • Compression
  • Type of data storage
    File, Database, Internet, Public cloud, Private cloud
  • Security options for access
  • Search on file content
  • Version management
  • Spatial reference system
    Selectable, From data source, Manual georeferencing
  • Raster
  • Lines
    Line segment, Polyline, Multiline, Arc, B-spline
  • Points
    Symbol, Point, Multipoint, Text
  • Surfaces
    Polygon, Circle, Multipolygon
  • Positioning by coördinates
  • Positioning by snapping
  • Positioning in relation to other element
    Parallel, Perpendicular, Particular angle, Angle bisector
  • Coordinate transformations
    On-the-fly raster/vector layer reprojection between coordinate systems. 5,000+ predefined coordinate systems, User defined coordinate systems.
  • Mosaicing
    Mosaic both raster and vector layers, with rectification.
  • Select
    Spatial selection, Select by administrative attributes, Within buffer, Multiple select, Others
  • Remove
    By select, By attributes, By layer
  • Graphic transformations
  • Generalization
  • Clip
  • Merge
    Attribute table to geometry, Map layers
  • Buffer
    Polygon buffer, Point buffer, Line buffer, Dissolve buffers, Multiple buffers
  • Overlay operations
    Union, Intersection, Symmetrical difference, Difference, Spatial join
  • Temporal
    Yes. Managed via attribute data. Time lapse presention.
  • Types
    Gradient color, Color, Pattern, Hatch
  • Change view
  • Thematic mapping
    Contour map
  • License or freeware
  • Training
  • Main users
    GIS users.
  • Main applications
    TatukGIS Editor application is used in many industries for many purposes involving geospatial data, analysis, and operations.
  • Related products
    The free TatukGIS Viewer is the same product as the TatukGIS Editor, except for certain omitted features.
  • Distinguishable features
    Easy-to-learn-and-use, comprehensive featuers, reasonably priced, built-in scripting IDE for power users
  • Extensions
    Plug-ins are supported and available.
  • Web standards
  • Spatial database management systems
    Oracle, PostGIS, SQLite
  • Messaging protocols
  • Publish standards
  • Extensions
  • Available API’s
    Built-in scripting environment exposes within the Editor the comprehensive TatukGIS Developer Kernel (SDK) API with hundreds of classes & thousands of methods and properties designed for custom GIS development.
  • Metadata

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