Mark Altaweel discusses the growth and direction of open source GIS tools and software in this opinion piece.
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 […]
The most recent geospatial industry news brings notice of a Facebook Competition by a SSTL to “develop innovative applications that will run on its smartphone-powered satellite due for launch into space next year”, gvSIG announces the results of its result code sprint, SuperGeo and GfK GeoMarketing announce new products, and […]
The geospatial industry roundup includes the release of videos and reports from the French gvSIG conference, GfK GeoMarketing’s map of the month, and the release of Esri’s Map Book, VOlume 26. Also included in this edition are announcements from GeoWorld, Bluesky, SuperGeo, Topcon, GIS in the Rockies, earthmine, IDV Solutions, […]
The roundup of geospatial news over the past week includes several software and data announcements from Esri, an image of the week from ESA covering the volcanic island of Guadalupe, and the winners of the 2011 Thacher Environmental Research Contest. SuperGeo, Topcon, TC Technology, OGC, Bluesky, eSpatial, IDV Solutions, gvSIG, and Safe […]
The latest geospatial industry news involves an announcement from Esri on a new release of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop that includes GPS capabilities, the discussion of the impact of the proposed nationwide broadband wireless network from the company LightSquared at the upcoming Survey Summit, the free GeoCloud capabilities to be released on […]
Map Suite 5.0 has been released by ThinkGeo. Features in the release include native TAB file support, the all-new map legend feature, enhanced projection metadata support, International Date Line wrapping, OpenLayers 2.10. Member fee for developing countries have been reduced by OGC. The new fee structure is based on the World […]
Reports from the fourth annual Italian gvSIG conference are available. ESA’s Earth from Space image of the week features the Strait of Bonifacio, located between the French island of Corsica and the Italian island of Sardinia. The strait divides the Tyrrhenian Sea from the western Mediterranean Sea. The image was created by combining […]