Multi Core

Incredibly Fast - Whether your CPU has two cores or 32, Manifold uses all of them everywhere for true parallel speed. Only Manifold does that.


Multi CPU

Even Faster - Raw speed is big fun. More CPUs and more cores mean faster queries, faster workflow and faster analytics with bigger data. It's all automatic.


Multi GPU

Insanely Fastest - Manifold uses thousands of cores on multiple GPUs automatically. Do in seconds what takes hours with other tools. Enjoy life with Manifold.

A Better Experience

Manifold Release 9 is a new GIS that blends geospatial and traditional data capabilities within a single, all-inclusive product. Manifold delivers blistering speed with rock-solid reliability, even with big data. Manifold can do in nine seconds what takes ESRI's Spatial Analyst twelve minutes, running all the cores in your computer instead of just a few. Manifold is so fast that many ESRI users can save hours by exporting data to Manifold, doing geoprocessing in seconds, and then importing back into ESRI. See the YouTube Video: Manifold does in 9 seconds what takes Spatial Analyst 12 minutes.

Master all data in tables, vector geometry, raster data, drawings, maps and images. Command multiple sources at once to blend, prepare, extract, transform, load, analyze, validate, visualize and explore your data. Transform data in-place within existing storage or within Manifold. Manifold plays with all. Enjoy huge capacity and speed - hundreds of GB on your desktop. Keep up with the fastest Enterprise DBMS and run ahead of all others. See the YouTube Video: Manifold does in 8 seconds what takes others 8 hours!

"Manifold 9's best feature is its wicked fast speed. It is great in all things but the rendering speed really is the best thing from an every day use point of view. It is what makes 9 so much easier to use than 8 and a host of other GIS's." - Forum post

Explore · Blend · Visualize · Connect · Gain Insight · Transform

"Merging is fantastically fast in M9. I merged some lidar tiles a while back in a project which already contained nearly half a TB of lidar data. The 30000x22000 surface was merged and written to a new component in the project in an eye watering 3.5 seconds." - Forum post

Point and Click

Easy Wizardry - Over 270 automatic templates deliver data engineering genius for spatial and non-spatial data in tables, imagery, vector geometry and more.

Spatial SQL

Infinite Power - By far the world's most sophisticated and powerful Spatial SQL, so breathtakingly strong that even with non-spatial data it exceeds older SQL engines.

Easy Scripting

Have it All - Manifold includes V8 JavaScript plus integrated scripting in IronPython, IronRuby, C#, JScript, JScript.NET, VB.Net, VBScript and F#. No need to buy extras.

Community Driven

Join the Community: Manifold users enjoy a direct connection to Manifold's full-time, professional team of developers, the most advanced parallel spatial engineering development team in GIS. Every week or two, Manifold's Cutting Edge series of new builds respond to community priorities by delivering hundreds of new features and other improvements per month, often delivered within days of request. Bugs are eliminated immediately, never lasting longer than a few days. No other GIS evolves at that speed, no other GIS delivers such high quality, and no other GIS engineering organization implements community priorities as fast as Manifold.

"Beauty, putting my kids through college with this stuff, thank you." - Forum post on new feature added at user request.

Image at right: Manifold computing Path Distance in 9 seconds, running 48 threads with 100% utilization (the vertical line at the right edge of each box) on a 24 core AMD Threadripper. Spatial Analyst on the same machine runs Path Distance with only nine instances at less than 30% utilization, taking 12 minutes. Add Manifold to your ESRI toolset for faster geoprocessing.

"Oblique Mercator in Manifold 9 is astonishingly fast. I have an RGBA image 14401 x 18001 pixels in New Zealand Transverse Mercator (north up) which I am reprojecting on the fly to a custom Oblique Mercator projection (locally centred, east up) in a map. Display is instantaneous. Zooming and panning feel just as fast in the map, with quite heavy reprojection, as when viewing the image in its own window in its native projection. I don't know how this is even possible! Amazing stuff." - Forum post

"Wow! It is really as fast as advertised." - Forum post

Manifold Includes Everything

No need to learn multiple packages - Manifold does it all.

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Limitless Data

Manifold knows more data sources than any other GIS or spatial data tool. Manifold knows all Enterprise DBMS vendors, all raster and vector formats and all OGC and web servers. Manifold knows all projections worldwide. Instantly pop open 100GB images. Transform any raster. Edit millions of vectors, including curvilinear geometry. Vast capacity, stunning speed and godlike power. Nothing else comes close at any price.

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Infinite Spatial DBMS

Running point-and-click or SQL-centric, Manifold runs faster than anything else for spatial work, automatically executing fully-parallel Spatial SQL standalone within Manifold's parallel DBMS engine, or dispatched to your favorite DBMS, or in a mixture of both - all within the same query. Crunch big data using manycore CPU or massively-parallel GPU in Manifold, or use Manifold as the ultimate client to enhance your favorite DBMS. Manifold plays well with all.

Honest Quality

"Never Crashes"... Really?   Yes!   Manifold is almost impossible to crash. You can expect to run Manifold all day, every day for ten years without seeing a crash. Release 9 is built on Manifold's phenomenally bulletproof Radian spatial engine, proven against the most complex tasks by users worldwide. Feed it massively complex geoprocessing tasks or spatial SQL and Manifold executes with blistering speed and total accuracy. Every time. Manifold always runs no matter how complex your task, no matter how big your data and no matter how many cores go to work for you at lightning speed. Worried a big job will crash your GIS? Don't settle for software that crashes twice a week. Insist on honest quality. Get Manifold. Together with incredible speed and power, Manifold delivers rock-solid reliability.

"As a long time Manifold user, I'm simply awestruck by the performance gains. My colleagues are mostly ESRI users, but a few simple demos of intersecting large spatial datasets have won admiration from all." - Forum post

Easy to Play

Effortless power, endless capabilities and everything built into a single, unified package makes Manifold easy to play. Read, write or link to a seeming infinity of formats, so you can always get the data you want. Connect to any DBMS, anytime, anywhere. Use point and click dialogs or the SQL you already know and Manifold parallelizes it for you. Automatically. Rich dialogs preview changes on the fly so you are never surprised. Enjoy super fast editing, with instant response no matter how big the data. No need to buy anything else, no need to decode yet another quirky package or to spend endless hours playing software integrator writing scripts. Do what you want right now. Launch Manifold and make great things happen. Everything just works. Always.

See the User Video showing how Manifold can not only connect to ESRI gdb file geodatabases but slice and dice layers using Manifold SQL as well.

The Power of GPU

Manifold can use a $50 GPU plug-in card to speed up many spatial functions by 50 to 100 times. A $150 GPU card provides a thousand cores to crush big jobs. Use the same SQL you already know: Manifold automatically creates and launches massively parallel GPU code. No manual coding required. Do in seconds what once took hours. Effortlessly. Only Manifold can do that.

Feel at Home

Manifold speaks your language. Create and share user-editable localization files. Download samples for English, Estonian, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

What Users Say Manifold is by far the fastest

Users report Manifold parallel technology is the fastest GIS technology ever. Manifold saves you time, labor and money by running faster than anything else. Search the Forum to see how well-known users report breakthrough performance gains, like this post:

"I have recently tinkering with lidar point cloud storage in Manifold Future and from what I have seen so far want to congratulate Manifold engineering on the incredible achievement that is the Radian Map format.

Out of idle curiosity, I have imported ever larger lidar pointclouds into MAP storage with a view to assessing whether Radian technology offers a potential solution to our ongoing problem we have with lidar storage, discovery and analysis.

Encouraged by my findings, I now have our organization's entire point cloud dataset and all las attribution stored as a single table containing some 1.72 billion points. Once imported, I have been absolutely astonished by the performance opening the map file which as shown in the screen grab below is ~0.4 of a second! Considering that following this blink of an eye, all of the data is available in a parallel data structure and ready to go with Radian's parallel analytics, this represents a huge achievement and opens up a host of possibilities.

How many records is 1.72 billion? I had no real comprehension, but at the height an individual record shows in attached the screen grab, if I were to scroll through the entire table, I'd be at it a while as it would be 6820 kilometers long! ... Sorry, I meant 8620km long even more astonishing." - Forum post

Radian is Manifold's own internal spatial DBMS and parallel engine. 8620 kilometers is bigger than the radius of the Earth. Manifold is so fast it can open and display a table that big in less than half a second, on a desktop computer. Amazing!

"I'm a guy that likes to use exceptionally powerful and capable software to leverage massively scaleable hardware to get work done. I know hardware and how to build really good workstations for GIS / remote sensing. [...] For me Manifold is the most exceptionally powerful geoprocessing tool I've ever encountered on a set piece of computer hardware, even going back to Manifold 8.0.25 back in 2009, let alone what it can do now. I just hope more and more people start to get past other venders "kool-aid" drinking mindset forking over gargantuan budgets to get less performance than what Manifold can do." - Forum post

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