Editor / Viewer

The TatukGIS Editor is a professional, general purpose desktop GIS mapping and data editing application with powerful built-in scripting environment. The free TatukGIS Viewer product is the same as the Editor except for omitted features.


Directly (without import) open and render more than 75 geospatial industry vector/image/grid data formats and database layers. Support for web tiles and OpenGIS WMS/WFS/TMS/WMTS standards enables streaming maps and data from the internet. Attribute data grid table contains integrated SQL query builder and advanced spatial query and selection tools.

File formats: SHP, MIF, TAB, GML, KML, DXF, DGN, DWG, GPX, OSM, S57, VPF, CADRG, GeoTIFF, PNG, JPEG, JPEG2000, MrSID, ECW, GRD, FLT, BT, and more. Database layers: Oracle Spatial, PostGIS, OpenGIS SQL Layer, MSQL Spatial Server, ESRI ArcSDE, Geomedia, and more.

Map Projects

Open and save multi-layer projects with colors, line styles, polygon fills, labeling, symbols, and other visual aspects of the map presentation. A project may contain layers of different data formats and coordinate systems. Comprehensive legend and visual layer property controls enable customizing the appearance of each layer, adding and removing layers, and setting the project coordinate system.

Coordinate Systems

State-of-the-art support for 5,000 predefined coordinates systems, user defined coordinate systems, automatic layer coordinate system recognition, and on-the-fly vector/raster layer reprojection. Support reflects EPSG codes and OGC WKT definitions.

Data Editing (Editor only)

Create, edit, save, export to more than 35 geospatial industry vector/image/grid data formats and database layers. Features include editing tools for map geometry and attribute data, special drawing tools, geometrical unions and slitting, contour line generation, merging, data table import, dynamically joining vector map layer to database table, and format translation. Topology builder/corrector tools enable systematic clearing of geometry errors (overlapping polygons, holes between polygons, missed line intersections, dangling nodes) from vector line and polygon layers.

File formats: SHP, MIF, TAB, DXF, GML, KML, JSON, GPX, CSV, GeoTIFF, PNG, JPEG, BMP, GRD, FLT, and more. Database layers: Oracle Spatial, PostGIS, OpenGIS SQL Layer, MSSQL Spatial Server, Geomedia, and more.

3D Visualization (Editor only)

3D vector rendering, DTM model presentation, raster and vector layer draping over DTM, flood simulation, light and shadow control, camera/scene control, volumetric line and points rendering, Z & M value settings, and 3D objects texturing.

Rectification (Editor only)

Rectify distortions from aerial images, old vector maps, or CAD drawings and/or georeference to a coordinate system. Rectification is on-the-fly with instantaneously visible result.

Scripting (Editor only)

Built-in scripting IDE for writing and debugging code can be used to modify (full menu redesign, custom dialog boxes, etc.) or extend the Editor with additional features. The scripting engine exposes, inside the Editor, the full power of the TatukGIS Developer Kernel object API to fulfill the requirements of almost any kind of GIS application. Scripted customizations and new or extended features can be deployed to other Editor users.


Supports most database engines, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, IBM Informix, Interbase, Firebird, Sybase, Advantage, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and MSJET, along with compatible database layers. Support for spatial databases includes creating new database tables, use of spatial operators for server-side spatial queries, and utilization of server side spatial indexes for fast queries.


3D view with a DTM, 3D vectors, shading, and flood simulation.