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Manifold Release 9 · Manifold Viewer · Server

Manifold Release 9 delivers the latest Manifold GIS technology. Built on the superfast Radian® engine, Manifold Release 9 adds thousands 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. Release 9 delivers far greater reliability than any other GIS.

Each Release 9 build adds yet more power and features, typically being issued every two weeks. Free product - Manifold Viewer 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 Server is a high performance, read-only, parallel, spatial database server that shares data to one or more Manifold clients for simultaneous use. Server is a built in part of Manifold Release 9 Universal edition and is covered in the Release 9 user manual in the Manifold Server - Parallel spatial database server Manifold Server topic.


Manifold Release 8 is the world's best GIS

Manifold Release 8

Manifold 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.


Get real SQL for Esri ArcGIS Pro

SQL for ArcGIS Pro

SQL for ArcGIS® Pro is a new add-in for Esri's ArcGIS® Pro desktop GIS. The add-in enhances ArcGIS Pro with the world's most powerful desktop spatial SQL engine, Manifold's automatically CPU parallel and GPU parallel Radian® engine, to unleash the phenomenal power of SQL from your ArcGIS Pro desktop. Enjoy full-featured SQL for file geodatabases and mobile geodatabases, superior quality, and the amazing speed of parallel CPU and parallel GPU query execution, all supported with hundreds of SQL functions for every spatial need.

In Advanced mode the add-in runs spatial SQL with hundreds of file formats, databases, web servers, and other data sources outside of ArcGIS Pro. Ultrafast data storage built into the add-in makes it easy to combine huge data from outside your ArcGIS Pro project with data inside the project.


Radian Studio for Spatial Engineering

Radian Studio

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.


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Experience Manifold Power in a Free Tool

Manifold Viewer is completely free - no need to register, no ads, no upsell, no soliciting donations - it's really free!

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.

See Manifold Viewer in Action.

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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