Read-only desktop software from the Cadcorp SIS® product suite. Free to download and use


What you can do with Cadcorp SIS Desktop Express

Cadcorp SIS Desktop Express offers the following geoprocessing functionality:

  • spatial querying
  • attribute querying
  • tabular visualisation
  • statistical analysis
  • advanced thematic mapping
  • 3D visualisation
  • map publishing in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • map printing

SIS Desktop Express can be deployed as a completely stand-alone desktop GIS. It can also be used to provide data to, and consume data from, other products in the Cadcorp SIS family.

Because SIS Desktop Express is built from the same core source code as all other Cadcorp SIS products, and adopts the same look-and-feel, it offers an excellent introduction to working with Cadcorp software.

Operating Systems Supported

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Cadcorp SIS Desktop Express does not run on Windows XP

Sample data

Download a sample dataset to demonstrate the capabilities of SIS Desktop Express. Note that the data files are large, and may take some minutes to download to your PC.

Sample data set File size (MB)

Exeter, UK*


Sydney, Australia


*Sample data for Exeter, UK, is provided under the OS Open Data agreement and contains Ordnance Survey data ©Crown Copyright and database rights 2021


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