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Manifold Release 9 · Manifold Viewer
Manifold Release 9 provides cutting edge access to the latest Manifold GIS technology in a series of community-driven, open beta builds. Built on the superfast Radian engine, Manifold Release 9 adds hundreds of GIS capabilities to create the fastest, easiest and most productive GIS ever. Nothing else comes close to the speed and power and spectacular fun of fully parallel GIS. Manifold Release 9 Cutting Edge builds already deliver far greater reliability than any other GIS.
Each new Cutting Edge Release 9 build adds yet more power and features, typically being issued every week or two. The Manifold Release 9 User Manual and API Documentation describe the most recent build published in the Cutting Edge section of the user forum and available for download from the Product Downloads page.
The free, read-only Manifold Viewer product tracks Manifold Release 9 and uses the same documentation.
Manifold System Release 8.00
Release 8 includes phenomenally powerful spatial SQL, a world-class Internet Map Server (IMS), full object library and built-in development environment to create custom applications and GIS-enabled web sites. No need to buy expensive extras or to struggle to integrate separate products. Manifold System Release 8.00 scales from personal use on the desktop to enterprise use within the largest organizations deploying thousands of users simultaneously editing terabytes of data.
Radian Studio is the massively parallel Radian spatial data engine packaged with an easy user interface. Radian Studio has been deprecated in favor of Manifold System Release 9, which provides a far larger superset of Radian Studio capabilities, including all Radian Studio spatial data engineering capabilities plus hundreds more GIS-oriented and visualization capabilities.
The Radian User Manual provides a snapshot of Radian Studio on 1 September 2017. For API documentation on Radian Engine technology as implemented in Release 9, click the Manifold Release 9 API documentation button above.
"Is there anyplace else in the computer world where such clear, comprehensive help gets written so fast and well? Wonderful! - Manifold user
Manifold Viewer is the free, read-only version of Manifold Release 9. Although Viewer cannot write projects or save edited data back out to the original data sources, Viewer provides phenomenal capability to view and to analyze almost all possible different types of data in tables, vector geometry, raster data, drawings, maps and images from thousands of different sources. Viewer includes full SQL as well, with hundreds of spatial and other analytic functions.
Viewer can also create and write spatial indices for entire folders full of LiDAR files, save connections to favorite files and data sources, and even edit and save localization files to translate Manifold into new languages.
Manifold Viewer delivers a truly useful, fully CPU-parallel and GPU-parallel Manifold tool that gives you parallel power and endless Manifold capabilities at zero cost. No need to register, no adware, no requests for donations and no selling: use Viewer however you like, including commercial purposes. You can even redistribute Viewer, all for free.
Viewer is a great way to share the amazing projects you create in Manifold for free. Publish multi-hundred GB projects created in Manifold that anybody can pop open in 1/10th second for free using Viewer. Publish projects that include automatic connections to your organization's databases and worldwide webserved data, and include pre-built, sophisticated analytics and dynamic reporting that users can launch with a point and click. Track pandemics, help first responders fight wildfires, or just help your organization do a better job.
Viewer's small download (only 50 MB), instant launch, and clean display - free of convoluted ribbons and endless, confusing buttons - make it perfect for unskilled users. With Viewer a million people can share the dazzling analytics and insights you create with an inexpensive Manifold license, all at fully parallel speed with no need to pay for costly, cloud-based, web processing. Like Manifold, Viewer never crashes, no matter how big or complicated the job.See Viewer in action Watch the Manifold Viewer Introduction YouTube video.
"Mfd 9 is becoming a really good tool for sharing data with non-GIS folks. Clean interface makes it easy to teach others simple tasks. Easy to transfer a project. Easy to install software. Free viewer." - Forum post
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