SAGA GIS

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SAGA is the abbreviation for System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses. SAGA provides an easily approachable user interface with many visualisation options.

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SAGA GIS review by Libia G.
Libia G.
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"Impressive, intuitive and versatile tool"

What do you like best?

Although I am not a specialist in the area, in a short time I learned to use many of its modules, which means that it is a very intuitive tool and easy to learn to use, the graphic output of the vectors impressed me, this software has a great capacity to handle large volumes of information and vectors

What do you dislike?

the modules of spatial analysis are the ones that cost me the most to learn, sometimes many steps must be taken to be able to combine the variables that we want to study, so for future versions I would expect that all these steps could be simplified and I would add an export module to a greater number of vector format

Recommendations to others considering the product

If I would recommend it, it is a very powerful tool, essential for any professional who wants to venture into the field of cartography and spatial analysis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For months I worked on a project with a group of geographers, I had the opportunity to work with this geographic information system that allowed us to georeference, vectorize and create thematic cartogrhip, in addition to providing important data in the field of spatial analysis

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SAGA GIS review by Edgar R.
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"It is one of the most complete free software on the market in the field of SIG"

What do you like best?

It is a very stable and easy to use software, it has all the basic tools that a professional geographic information system must have, the spatial analysis tools are very fast and compatible with the basic database formats, its open source code allows improvements to the program, a strong point to highlight are the vectorization tools and the layer control panel, they are intuitive and easy to use

What do you dislike?

It is necessary to incorporate a greater number of compatible formats into the Software, it is essential to add a module to import files from other platforms, another point that should be improved is the printing tray, it is a bit inconvenient to use, georeferencing is a procedure that should be improved For future versions, it is important to simplify this procedure

Recommendations to others considering the product

if I recommend it, it is economical, stable, intuitive and allows to obtain professional results, you have more virtids than failures, in general lines it is a program that is worth using. if you need to perform studies of spatial analysis is an indispensable program for you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the geographic information system has been very useful for the creation of electoral constituencies for different projects, it has also been very useful in the spatial analysis of the electoral results, it has saved us a lot of time and money, achieving in the process professional results

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SAGA GIS review by Augusto P.
Augusto P.
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"An excellent free GIS for marketing "

What do you like best?

It is free and offer to you a huge amount of feature to work, you can work with data from SQL, OBDC or Postgret, so you can add a lot of attribute and information to your shapefiles using SAGA, besides you can manage a lot of formats, like raster, shapefiles, grid, DEM, tables and more, making the work easier and faster.

What do you dislike?

The interphase can be quite annonying, because every single element that you add to your workspace appears separately, so if you want to edit for example an attribute table and watch the shapefile, you have to jump from a square to another to see the results.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a free software to manage spatial data and a lot of information SAGA is for you, but you have to be aware remember this is a free software, so the interphase and some processes can be a little niche.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We develop a system of monitoring and evalution of delivering using SAGA, so we could track our packages, check the routes and evaluate if we are doing the work in the right way, this is because I work as administrator managing this kind of system and I can make a link between spatial data and administration of supplies.

SAGA GIS review by Carmen A.
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"Accurate maps and very well made!"

What do you like best?

The advance of Geographical Information Systems has its maximum expression with this program, which is an improvement in relation to those already existing in the market, it is easy to use and the product that is obtained is of great quality and that is the most important, this tool has many functions and easily adapt to the demands or what we are looking for, in general lines is an excellent option.

What do you dislike?

To be able to use this tool it is necessary to have previous knowledge because otherwise it is a bit difficult to use them, however it is an excellent option to update the geographic information systems, the range of options they have are really very useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to keep updated some geographic information system that gives you quality results I can widely recommend this application since it definitely meets all the expectations we expect, plus the cost ratio benefits of acquiring it is worth it, it is a program that is the pair of the demands of these times, its constant updating has turned it into an excellent option for the management of the SI.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my work we have several programs that help us keep our geographic information systems up-to-date and this tool is an innovation within this whole range that we handle, it is very complete and the outputs that we obtain of high quality, it was really worth investing in this tool since the benefits have been superior.

SAGA GIS review by Mario J T.
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"The most complete GIS"

What do you like best?

I can manage a lot of information simultaneously, because every feature of your shapefile is open separately, so you can see the data, the draw and the tables and you can modify and analyze your data at the same time, besides you can open a lot of extension like shapfiles, TIN, terrain and raster files.

What do you dislike?

I really do not have any complain about this software because it can be as good as a private one is, you can do a lot of things and the results are awesome, maybe the interphase is a little a outdated but that is a minor issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This can be a pretty useful software for people who needs to analyze data and modify it at the same time, because each elements of the maps is open separately, and you can see the tables and add information easily and keep on track about all the changes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have make a lot of maps and raster analysis with SAGA, for example last year we keep on track about the crops growing in the municipalities, and through SAGA we could monitor how the crops were growing and calculate how much money we could receive from de production, this was very easy, because we can analyse the draw and tables at the same time.

SAGA GIS review by Siva G.
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"The best tool to spatial analysis and geoprocesses."

What do you like best?

SAGA saves equipment resources focusing its effort on data processing and not on visualization with a high level of aesthetics, allows QGIS to be used as a visualizer of the results of the processes and allows the user the possibility of obtaining a product . Graphic printing of higher quality.

You can analyze areal and satellite picture .SAGA GIS is free software with a lot of tools.

What do you dislike?

it is necessary to devote a little more to the development of the data loading interface, explanation of the method and other things that contribute to the learning of new users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Update the system. Add more options. Make it more appealing. Implement something that will speed up the software so it doesnt crash.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest contribution that SAGA offers us is the application of complex analysis methods of localized data for free, it facilitates geoscience researchers, who do not have high budgets for their research, operate software with a high level of complexity without cost, The tool is fed with the findings that these scientists can launch in the future and share with the developers to create a new version of an existing or completely new analysis method, in a human environment practically free of cost.

SAGA GIS review by Cesar A S.
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"A great free option for spatial and terrain analysis"

What do you like best?

Comparison with other GIS this can be use easily, you just need to open the software and immediately you have a menu that allows you to open shapefiles, tables, projects, TIN, raster and many other formats, in other softwares this process can be difficult and annoying, and after you open your file you can enjoy all the tools that SAGA offers to you.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to use in the beginning because unlike other software that manage all the elements in the same screen, in SAGA is different, because every element that you open or add to your workspace is represent in a small square on the screen and that can be difficult to use if you to analyze a lot of elements simultaneously.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is one of the best option to analyze data to developing projects, because you can manage a lot of formats simultaneously and you can analyze all the data together for your projects, and that is a big advantage to your business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAGA help us to create and modify terrain to developing housing and parks in the municipality, using shapefiles, raster and TIN, and analyzing them simultaneously we could find the perfect terrains to develop our projects in the best time and with the best quality.

SAGA GIS review by User
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" I use SAGA an excellent toolbox that can be combined with other GIS visualizers"

What do you like best?

SAGA is an open source tool, designed to load vector objects or trace points, lines, polygons and manipulate them by simple or complex analysis methods, these can be liquid flow simulations, motivated by rain, ocean currents, evaporation and others. Other models that can be cited as the simulation of particle erosion, maximum entropy, the management of photogrammetric composition of remote sensing images

SAGA includes within its models, the concepts developed by Morgan, Finney, Duzant, Burrough, Hugget, among other professionals dedicated to quantitative geography.

SAGA saves equipment resources focusing its effort on data processing and not on visualization with a high level of aesthetics, allows QGIS to be used as a visualizer of the results of the processes and allows the user the possibility of obtaining a product . Graphic printing of higher quality.

SAGA can be compared with Esri Arc ToolBOX, since it presents the same performance with very similar results.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit cumbersome to show the representations of the obtained processes, the creation of the print design and other attributes of a final map; I think that to have a print quality map, the results are better handled with other compatible software such as QGIS or GVSIG, which have developed more those processes.

I consider that it is necessary to devote a little more to the development of the data loading interface, explanation of the method and other things that contribute to the learning of new users

Recommendations to others considering the product

The users must handle very well the concepts of each one of the methods of analysis of the plot included in the software, which variables should be handled, the projection of spatial data. All this so that they do not present problems with the obtained results or translate bad interpretations of the results.

I carried out several practices with LDD and Pattern Analysis for the identification of land with few threats due to extraordinary events of rain in the city of Barcelona, ​​Venezuela, whose results were satisfactory.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest contribution that SAGA offers us is the application of complex analysis methods of localized data for free, it facilitates geoscience researchers, who do not have high budgets for their research, operate software with a high level of complexity without cost, The tool is fed with the findings that these scientists can launch in the future and share with the developers to create a new version of an existing or completely new analysis method, in a human environment practically free of cost.

SAGA GIS review by User in Financial Services
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"A Great Free of cost GIS tool providing Geoscientific analysis"

What do you like best?

It provides the user an array of features like work with data from SQL, OBDC or Postgres and many other sources. Along with attributes and information can be added to the shapefiles.

Also with the abundance of formats compatibility, the cross platform work is easier to integrate. Few frequently used are raster, shapefiles, grid, DEM, tables etc.

What do you dislike?

Interface & API needs serious upgrades, even for seasoned users.

E.g. every single element added to the workspace appears separately, so if one wants to edit an attribute table and watch the shapefile, we need to switch among a square to another to see the results.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For organisations, where the requirement is to use only a free software to manage spatial data and a lot of information SAGA is for you, but you have to be aware remember this is a free software, so the interface and some processes can be a little niche.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For our marketing campaigns with Banking for Cross selling and up selling, SAGA is used to develop a system of monitoring and evaluation to track our packages, check the routes and evaluate if we are doing the work in the right way.

To administer campaign data and outcomes with his kind of system, we make a link between spatial data and administration of supplies/source.

SAGA GIS review by User
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"SAGA"

What do you like best?

I liked that our firm no longer had to keep paper copy folders- for the most part. There were very few likes that I had about the software

What do you dislike?

When we first got the software- we were glad to be helping the environment (in a sense) however over time we realized that this software wasnt ideal.. We still had to keep the files. It great to have paper copies.. but there was no point in the software, other than to use it as a reminder system. We eventually swithced over to Needles. The software would slow down the computers- causing them to freeze. sometimes we lost data. We still kept what was in SAGA- in SAGA--- but when going back for records-- it was very difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Update the system. Add more options. Make it more appealing. Implement something that will speed up the software so it doesnt crash.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There were very few things that this software solved. SLIGHTLY less paper work.

SAGA GIS review by Raghav S.
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"My Honest review for SAGA GIS"

What do you like best?

What i really liked about SAGA GIS is that it provides an easily accessible user interface with many viewing options and it can be used together with other GIS programs such as kosmos to obtain better vector and map data with the capacity to produce. It offers a wide, growing set of geoscientific methods.

What do you dislike?

Its takes time because when we start to use this software we have to do a lot like we have to fill so many forms before using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I did make some NMT using this tool and its helps us analyzing different formats of data.

SAGA GIS review by User
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"The best tool to complete high demand geoprocesses"

What do you like best?

Puede ser usado junto con otros programas de SIG como kosmos para obtener mejores datos vectoriales y de mapa con capacidad de producir. Ofrece una amplia, creciente conjunto de métodos geocientíficos. Proporciona una interfaz de usuario accesible fácilmente con muchas opciones de visualización..

What do you dislike?

Maybe Improve the interface a bit. That interface could be better

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can work on improving this tool with its Programming in C ++ that allows you to develop your own modules or modify your API according to your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Although it is not very easy to use, SAGA has a command line that has the advantage that it can be executed from batch process scripts, very useful ..

SAGA GIS review by Grzegorz N.
Grzegorz N.
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"Wery good tool to improve your spatial data"

What do you like best?

SAGA GIS is free software with a lot of tools.

I can use a lot of data format.

This is a good tool to make NMT.

You can analyze areal and satellite picture.

What do you dislike?

When you use this software you must fill in a lots of form.

SAGA GIS use too much window.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try this software, it's worth your time.

This is professional free GIS software.

The SAGA GIS program is a best to spatial data improvements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use SAGA GIS for improve and analyze LiDAR data.

SAGA GIS allows you to analyze data from various sources and in different formats.

SAGA GIS review by User in Higher Education
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"A good open source platform"

What do you like best?

It's functional and useful (and open source!) GIS software. I find it intuitive and fairly well supported. I appreciate SAGA's ability to interface with other open source software including R, and it is a major part of my goal to use mostly open source software.

What do you dislike?

Online 3rd party support (via message boards, tutorials etc.) not as good as ArcGIS, and Google Earth Engine is quickly replacing everything as the best GIS software (plus it's free).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unfortunately for SAGA GIS, it and other GIS software are quickly being supplanted by Google Earth Engine, which is a more powerful and intuitive GIS tool. I recommend learning GEE instead of SAGA or ArcGIS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this software to make maps and to do basic GIS analysis. I have realized benefits including good, high quality images for professional publications, and information that has allowed me to progress projects that I'm working on.

SAGA GIS review by Nidia M.
Nidia M.
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"SAGA GIS"

What do you like best?

allows to obtain updated geographic information, has a graphic user interface that allows visualizations in real time

What do you dislike?

It is expensive since it was developed mainly for scientific projects

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we use it in our projects for cartographic projections, it is excellent and compatible with windows and linux

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