Difference Between QGIS and ArcGIS
QGIS or Quantum GIS is a Free and open-source software to perform GIS application that supports create, edit, visualise and analysis of Geospatial data.
ArcGIS is a powerful GIS application for Mapping and manipulating Data. It is developed and maintained by ESRI. It’s offers to visualize and analyze your data. Collaborate and share via maps, apps, dashboards and reports.
|Free & Open Source Software||Not a Free Software, license-based|
|It is only one application||It is provided four applications- ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe and ArcScene|
|Supported Operating system are; Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Android||Supported Operating system are; Windows and Linux|
|Data Storage option; Relies on PostGIS||Data Storage option; File-based shapefiles|
|Not supportGeodatabase file||Geodatabase file support|
|Offers Plugin-based Tool||Not a Plugin-based Tool, various tools available|