An open source application by definition is software that you can freely access and modify the source code for. Open source projects typically are worked on by a community of volunteer programmers. Open source GIS programs are based on different base programming languages. Three main groups of open source GIS (outside of web GIS) in [...]
Find resources to web sites about Python scripting to use in GIS. Learn how to use Python to expand your geographic information system. Esri uses Python as its scripting language for ArcGIS and the language can be found in many open source GIS applications. Also see: Learning Programming for GIS for general Python resources. Python is a [...]
For those of you still sitting on the fence about developing some hands on experience with the open source GIS platform Quantum GIS, or QGIS as it is more commonly know, here are five very strong reasons to start this Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) now.
In the last few weeks of June 2012, ArcGIS 1.01 and QGIS 1.8 were released, Google slashed its Google Maps API prices and released a tracking application for mobile workers. Waze released an update that provide users with access to cheap gas locations and discounted gas coupons. The US Census Bureau has also released an [...]
One of the best user friendly options out there for Mac users who want to run GIS software natively is QGIS (aka Quantum GIS). QGIS is an open source GIS software package that can be freely downloaded. Anita Graser provides an overview to the QGIS ecosystem which includes a desktop GIS component, cloud hosting, and [...]