Manifold Viewer

Connect to Everything - See Everything - Answer Questions

Faster Insights

CPU Multicore - Eight CPU cores or sixty four, Viewer uses all of them everywhere for true parallel computation and parallel speed.


Easy to Use

Effortless Power - Viewer is a free subset of Release 9, Manifold's hyperfast, brutally powerful, automatically parallel GIS.


All Formats

Hundreds of Choices - See and use data from many sources at once using hundreds of file formats, DBMS servers and web servers.

More Than a Viewer

Manifold Viewer is a read-only subset of Manifold Release 9, Manifold's new GIS that blends geospatial and traditional data capabilities within a single, all-inclusive GIS product. 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 can open multiple sources at once to blend, extract, transform, analyze, validate, visualize and explore your data. Viewer retains many of Release 9's abilities to transform data and combine it with other data sets for visualization. Viewer's huge capacity and speed - hundreds of GB on your desktop, will keep up with the fastest Enterprise DBMS and run ahead of all others. Manifold Viewer is built on the Release 9 engine so Viewer retains Release 9 parallel CPU speed and Release 9 parallel SQL.

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

Point and Click

Easy Wizardry - Automatic templates deliver data engineering genius for spatial and non-spatial data in tables, imagery, vector geometry and more. Many Release 9 templates are retained within Viewer.

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. Viewer provides full Release 9 SQL.

Every Source

Have it All - Viewer can connect to all of the data sources Release 9 understands, including enterprise DBMS like Oracle, web servers like OSM WMS, Bing, Google and ArcREST, all of GDAL/OGR and hundreds more.

Enjoy Parallel Power in a Massively Useful, Free Tool

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Runs Forever

Viewer runs forever with no timeouts, no registration, no ads, no upsell, and no requests for donations. Commerical use is OK. Viewer can connect to everything Release 9 can, just read-only, and you can fire up SQL for massive analytics. You can even open Release 9 projects many levels deep, or open hundreds of other formats.

Online User Manual

Manifold Viewer uses the Release 9 user manual, with hundreds of lavishly illustrated topics and step-by-step examples. Learn Viewer using numerous step-by-step tutorial videos. When reading the manual, keep in mind Viewer is read-only and Viewer does not have some capabilities a paid Release 9 licence provides. Viewer is still cool.

Feel at Home

Use Release 9 localization files for your language! Create and share files for new languages. 


Manifold Viewer is a read-only subset of Manifold Release 9: Viewer cannot save projects and Viewer cannot write or export data to any format or link data sources in read/write mode. Viewer can display, but not edit, files such as shapefiles. Viewer can browse and analyze, but not modify, databases. Viewer is slower than Release 9: Viewer provides fully CPU parallel SQL, but without GPU parallel supercomputer speed.

Viewer is built on Release 9 so improvements to Release 9, like new formats, will improve Viewer. Release 9 users can publish huge data in astonishingly fast Release 9 format that Viewer will instantly pop open for anyone. Viewer delivers amazing performance and outstanding usefulness for anyone working with GIS, spatial data, enterprise DBMS or just wanting to connect to the world of rich data around us.

Compared to Release 9

  • Read-only for all data sources.
  • No saves of projects.
  • No exports to any format.
  • No ODBC connection to Viewer.
  • No scripting and no add-ins.
  • No GPU parallelism.
  • Slower performance.
  • No technical support.
  • Free !

Special Offers

Trade up from 8 to 9 - Now is the time to trade up from Release 8 to the spectacular power and speed of 9. Keep your 8 license as well!

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