originally posted from our friends @mappinggis Which program is better suited to serve geographic data on the web? ArcGIS Server form ESRI or open source ? This question is common in mailing lists and GIS-forums. The most consistent answer is that depends on the project. But in this post we will see some numbers to determine which is the best software to develop an application for web mapping:
Most of you guys are aware of one or two GIS systems. But what about the functionalities of others? How can you compare these? @Dragons8mycat has done some great work in providing a way to huge excel sheet where he compares nearly all of the available GIS systems.