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    03/06/2014 at 20:33 0 comments

    You said anything...so I thought I would see what happens when I share all the links from this Open Source GIS Tool website.  This is information that helps my project team work on our upcoming projects.  Enjoy!  

    Open Source GIS

    [Last update: 12/8/2013 - About 350 projects listed.]

    This effort represents an attempt to build a complete index of Open Source / Free GIS related software projects. In addition to those alphabetized here, many great projects are listed at the end and will be integrated soon. And this will all move to a proper database. The definition of GIS is kept loose to encompass a broad range of projects which deal with spatial technology.

    If you know of other efforts that should be listed please tell me about them. More importantly if I have made any errors in characterizing a project, let me know: bglewis<at>gmail.com.

    This effort stands on the sturdy shoulders of other projects, most notably OSGeo , FreeGIS.org, and freecode.

    Descriptive text gathered from the project site is in quotes. Almost all of these projects fit the definition of Open Source Software as defined by the Open Source Initiative, and most of them fit the stricter definition of Free Software as defined by the Free Software Foundation.

    AVCE00 "AVCE00 is an Open Source (i.e. Free!) ANSI-C library that makes Arc/Info (binary) Vector Coverages appear as E00! It allows you to read and write binary coverages just as if they were E00 files." [ License: ? ]

    BASINS "BASINS Version 4.0 is an open source GIS that integrates environmental data, analysis tools, and modeling systems." [ License: ? ]

    Batik "Batik is a Java(tm) technology based toolkit for applications or applets that want to use images in the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format for various purposes, such as viewing, generation or manipulation." [License: Apache Batik ]

    BBBike "BBBike is an information system for cyclists in Berlin and Brandenburg (Germany). The application has the following features: 1) Display a map with streets, railways, rivers, parks, altitude and other features. 2) Find and show routes between two points. The route-finder can be customized to match the cyclists preferences (fastest or nicest route, keep wind direction and hills into account etc.). 3) A bike power calculator. 4) Automatically fetch current Berlin weather data." [ License: GNU General Public License (GPL) ]

    BLM GIS Utilities "Bureau of Land Management's FTP site of GIS utilities" [ License: Public Domain ]

    BRL CADl "The BRL-CAD Package is a powerful Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) solid modeling system." [ License: ? ]

    BuddySpace "BuddySpace is an instant messenger with four novel twists: (1) it allows optional maps for geographical & office-plan visualizations in addition to standard 'buddy lists'; (2) it is built on open source Jabber, which makes it interoperable with ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and others; (3) it is implemented in Java, so it is cross-platform; (4) it is built by a UK research lab, so it is 100% free with full sources readily available. [ License: Academic Free License (AFL), Jabber License ]

    Bundler "Bundler is a structure-from-motion (SfM) system for unordered image collections (for instance, images from the Internet) written in C and C++. Bundler takes a set of images, image features, and image matches as input, and produces a 3D reconstruction of camera and (sparse) scene geometry as output." [ License: ? ]

    CartoDB "CartoDB is an open source tool that allows for the storage and visualization of geospatial data on the web. It was built to make it easier for people to tell their stories by providing them with flexible and intuitive ways to create maps and design geospatial applications."

    Cartaro "Cartaro is the web mapping platform that brings the power of the best open source geospatial components into a content management system." [ License: ? ]

    CAVOR "CAVOR is an engine for building apps that involve both graphic and text/numeric...

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