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SPRING - Freeware GIS

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Subject area/Theme(s)

Capacity Building

Short summary of Best Practice:

SPRING - Georeferrenced Information Processing System is a state-of-the-art GIS and Remote Sensing image processing system with an object-oriented data model which provides for the integration of raster and vector data representations in a single environment. It is available in three languages (Portuguese, English and Spanish) and the download is done through the Web.

It has the following functionalities: Digital Image Processing, Thematic Map Manipulation, Digital Terrain Modeling,Storage and Queries for Cadastral Data, Modeling and Use of Networks and Data and Spatial Analyses.

Explain why is there a need for this Best Practice?

This practice is needed because there is a community of SPRING users around the world that could benefit from interacting with each other, exchanging training material, courses, questions, concerns etc.

Provide an example application(s):

  1. Agriculture
  2. Urban Planning


How widely deployed is this practice(if applicable)

Not applicable  

Owner (Originator) Contact Information


Submitter Contact Information

Hilcea Ferreira - hilcea(at)

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