Manifold Viewer

Connect to GIS files and Databases  ·  See Vectors, Rasters, Data  ·  Answer Questions

All Formats

Hundreds of Choices - See and use data from many sources at once using hundreds of raster, vector, and table formats, DBMS servers and web servers. Enjoy automatically parallel SQL for DBMS with phenomenal analytic power.

Easy to Use

Effortless Power - Viewer is a free subset of Release 9, Manifold's hyperfast, brutally powerful, automatically parallel GIS. Pan and zoom 100 GB data effortlessly. Browse big data even expensive GIS can't handle.

Faster Insights

GPU and CPU Parallel - Sixteen CPU cores or six thousand GPU cores, Viewer uses all of them for true parallel computation and massively parallel speed. View 300,000 x 200,000 pixel images. Amazing!

More Than a Viewer

View huge images, raster data, and vector data, and do much, much more. Small footprint - only 31 MB. Free!

Manifold Viewer is the free, read-only version of Manifold Release 9, Manifold's new GIS, ETL and Data Science product that blends geospatial and traditional data capabilities within a single, all-inclusive desktop application. 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. All in a super-fast small footprint: 31 MB with no need to install gigabytes of other software. Viewer can open multiple sources at once to blend, extract, transform, analyze, validate, visualize and explore your data. Viewer provides full Release 9 power to combine, analyze and transform data for fast and elegant 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 includes Release 9 parallel CPU speed, Release 9 parallel GPU speed and Release 9 automatically parallel SQL.

"My user in the next room is very enthusiastic about using Manifold Viewer for this [working with a 247 MB parcels map]. Prior to this they used a Google Earth layer I created. It seemed great at the time simply because it was visual. They still had to do the calculations manually or in Excel. Documenting the result was hit or miss. They avoided doing this part of their job, because it was tedious. With M9 it is a simple process (opening the elements and rearranging the windows to make a collage of the map, table, and query results) - No manual calculations necessary. They make a Greenshot of the windows and attach that image to the owner's account. I like them using it because with Viewer they can't permanently damage the master file." - Forum post

See the YouTube Videos on the Videos page showing Manifold Viewer in action.

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

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.

Point and Click

Easy Wizardry - Pre-built dialogs deliver data engineering genius for spatial and non-spatial data in tables, imagery, vector geometry and more. Analyze data with no need to learn programming or SQL.

Spatial SQL

Infinite Power - Like SQL? Run ultrafast spatial SQL in Viewer, or queries in multiple DBMS connections, or a mix of both. Viewer delivers automatically parallel geospatial SQL, running on all CPU and GPU cores.

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

Enjoy Viewer in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Easy to add your own language!



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, databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, Esri GDB, etc. Viewer can browse and analyze, but not modify, databases. That's why it's called Viewer.

However... Viewer can save Favorites, like favorite connections to database servers, or links to data or projects we frequently use. Viewer can also create indices for entire folder hierarchies of LiDAR files, and we can use Viewer to edit Localization files, to translate the Viewer and Manifold user interface into new languages. We also can use Viewer to create amazing displays that we can then use as screenshot images in websites and other publications, and we can copy and paste back and forth between Viewer and other applications. See the Introducing Viewer video for an example. 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.

Community Support: Manifold Viewer is not supported by Manifold tech support. Ask questions of other users on the forum. Hey, it's free!

Compared to Release 9

  • Read-only for all data sources.
  • No saves of projects.
  • No exports to any format.
  • No scripting and no add-ins.
  • No technical support.
  • Includes parallel SQL.
  • Connects to all data sources and formats.
  • Hundreds of transforms and functions.
  • Automatically CPU and GPU parallel.
  • Includes all other Release 9 features.
  • Save favorite data sources.
  • Automatically create and save LiDAR indices.
  • Edit and save localization files.
  • Free !

Viewer is completely free: no need to register, no advertising, no nagware, no asking for donations. You do NOT need to buy anything to download and use Viewer. It's really free! If you like Viewer, consider Manifold's commercial products for your GIS and DBMS toolkit:

Special Offers

$145 - Manifold Release 9 Professional - Includes all Release 9 features except Manifold Server. Single desktop license that enables 64-bit operation in 64-bit Windows systems.

$195 - Manifold Release 9 Universal - Includes all Release 9 Professional features plus two additional major features: Manifold Commander, a console application version of Manifold for automating tasks, and also a limited Manifold Server version for smaller workgroups.

Manifold Commander runs from a command line, and allows running SQL queries within a Manifold project or scripts either within the Manifold project or in external files. It allows launching commands to automatically do work without having to manually launch Manifold and operate it interactively. Using Windows Task Scheduler you can launch tasks using Commander on a regular schedule, such as updating a CSV every night for serving to clients, updating databases, or converting files into different formats.

The limited Manifold Server configuration in Universal edition allows one Server instance per machine launched from a Command Prompt window with a limited number of connections. A universal license is a single desktop license that includes simultaneous interactive use of Manifold 9 along with a Server instance, allowing interactive use at the same time the machine is running as a server. Best buy.

$395 - Manifold Release 9 Server - Includes all Release 9 Universal features and also includes an unlimited Manifold Server version that is perfect for serving larger workgroups or, with more powerful server hardware, entire organizations. Manifold Release 9 Server edition has no limit to the number of Server connections, no limit to the number of Server instances on a server machine, and can launch and to manage Server instances as Windows services.

An unlimited number of connections takes advantage of cost-efficient, many core CPUs that can provide very many threads on server machines at low cost. Single machine license that includes simultaneous interactive use of Manifold 9 along with a Server instances, allowing interactive use at the same time the machine is running as a server. Outstanding value for workgroups and organizations

$225 - Manifold Release 9 Professional + Manifold 8.00 Ultimate x64 - A product bundle that includes both Manifold Release 9 Professional and Manifold 8.00 Ultimate x64 at one low price.

$275 - Manifold Release 9 Universal + Manifold 8.00 Ultimate x64 - A product bundle that includes both Manifold Release 9 Universal and Manifold 8.00 Ultimate x64 at one low price.

$95 - Manifold 8.00 Ultimate x64 - Release 8 is the world's best classic GIS providing seamless desktop, enterprise, programming and web serving GIS in totally integrated product. Get all features of the 8.00 product line at the best price ever.

$145 - SQL for ArcGIS® Pro - Special introductory offer for SQL for ArcGIS Pro: Save $100 off the regular price of $245. Single desktop license that includes all SQL for ArcGIS Pro features. Requires Esri ArcGIS® Pro version 2.8 or more recent. Supports both ArcGIS Pro 2.x as well as the new ArcGIS Pro 3.x release. Includes free download of maintenance upgrades. Best buy.

Trade Ins for a Discount

Manifold provides two upgrade options that allow you to trade in a license to get a higher valued product at a discount:

Licenses cannot be traded in if they were acquired as part of a discounted bundle. For example, a Release 9.00 Professional license acquired as part of a 4x Professional + Server discounted bundle cannot be traded in to get a discount on a Release 9.00 Universal license.

For an illustrated, step-by-step example showing how to take advantage of either of the above trade in offers, see the How to Upgrade page.

Quantity Discounts

$775 - 4x Manifold 9.00 Professional + Manifold 9.00 Server - Perfect for GIS workgroups: Get four Manifold 9.00 Professional Licenses and a Manifold 9.00 Server license for the price of a Manifold 9.00 Universal license. Best buy.

$580 - 5x Manifold 9.00 Professional - Enjoy a 20% discount on five Manifold 9.00 Professional licenses.

$780 - 5x Manifold 9.00 Universal - Enjoy a 20% discount on five Manifold 9.00 Universal licenses.

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