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A high-level overview of some of the key players in the open source geospatial landscape. Already dated by now.

A high-level overview of some of the key players in the open source geospatial landscape. Already dated by now.

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Open Source Geospatial Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Open Source Geospatial Ready for Prime Time Mark Leslie LISAsoft www.lisasoft.com
  • 2. Open Source Geospatial Foundation “ Created to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. Our goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led [geospatial] projects.” 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial http://www.osgeo.org/
  • 3. Open Geospatial Consortium “… an international industry consortium of 366 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications.” 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial http://www.opengeospatial.org/
  • 4. Open Source SDI Architecture 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 5. Database 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 6. PostGIS
    • Advanced geometric indexing
    • 7. Basic topology and curved geometry
    • 8. Widely supported by clients and servers
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial Spatial Extensions for PostgreSQL
    • Released by Refractions Research in 2001
    • 9. Simple Features for SQL compliant
    Image Copyright : William Scot
  • 10. MySQL Spatial Extensions
    • Released in MySQL 4.1 in 2003
    • 11. Supports geometric index on default storage engine
    • 12. Range of analytical functionality
    • 13. Relational operators support BBox only
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 14. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 15. Web Services
    • GeoServer
    • 16. MapServer
    • 17. MapGuide OS
    • 18. TileCache
    • 19. deegree
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 20. GeoServer
    • WMS, WFS-T, WCS compliant
    • 21. Very strong documentation
    • 22. User friendly administrative web interface
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial Fully featured J2EE geospatial data server
    • Started in 2001 by TOPP
    • 23. Flexible security model
  • 24. UMN MapServer High speed map renderer and server
    • Developed by UMN ForNet project in 1997
    • 25. WMS, WFS, WCS, SOS service
    • 26. Thematic mapping using logical/regex classes
    • 27. Advanced labelling engine
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 28. MapGuide Open Source Web based geospatial service platform
    • Released by AutoDesk in 2005
    • 29. Includes Fusion development framework
    • 30. Highly scalable design
    • 31. Connection-oriented, role-based security
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 32. deegree web services
    • Most comprehensive implementation of OGC standards in an open source framework
    • 33. Extremely modular and highly decoupled
    • 34. OGC reference implementation for WMS and WCS
    • 35. WMS, WCS, WFS and security modules
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 36. GeoNetwork
    • Started in 2003 by FAO
    • 37. Portal/catalogue components of SDI 1.0
    • 38. Manage and public metadata
    • 39. Supports multiple metadata standards
    • 40. New standard supported by XSLT transform
    • 41. Robust user/group security model
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 42. TileCache
    • Developed by MetaCarta in 2006
    • 43. Highly scalable, high speed
    • 44. Can be a dynamic cache, or pre-cached
    • 45. Supports WMS-C and TMS specifications
    • 46. Pluggable rendering backends
    • 47. Pluggable caching mechanisms
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 48. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 49. Thick Clients
    • JUMP/OpenJUMP
    • 50. GRASS
    • 51. QGIS
    • 52. gvSig
    • 53. uDig
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 54. JUMP/OpenJUMP
    • Released by Vivid in 2002
    • 55. Written as a GUI for data integration algorithms
    • 56. OpenJUMP forked in 2004
    • 57. Advanced analytical and data integration capabilities available as plugins
    • 58. Memory resident feature processing
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 59. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 60. GRASS
    • Started by the US Army in 1982 as a raster analysis system
    • 61. Now includes vector analysis capabilities
    • 62. Powerful command line interface
    • 63. Input: GDAL, OGR, PostGIS
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 64. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 65. QGIS Quantum GIS
    • Initially a small PostGIS viewer in 2002
    • 66. Rapidly grew to a fully featured GIS app
    • 67. GPS Integration
    • 68. Print composer
    • 69. Digitising tools
    • 70. Spatial bookmarks
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 71. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 72. gvSig
    • Developed for CIT of Valencia in 2003
    • 73. Goal of moving the CIT to open source
    • 74. The goals of the tender were:
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
      • Portability
      • 75. Modularity
      • 76. Open Code
      • License Free
      • 77. Interoperable
      • 78. Subject to Standards
  • 79. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 80. uDig U ser-friendly D esktop I nternet G IS
    • Developed by Refractions Research
    • 81. Designed as an internet based client
    • 82. Full streaming rendering and processing
    • 83. Highly extensible plugin architecture
    • 84. Mature feature manipulation tools
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 85. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 86. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 87. Thin Clients
    • OpenLayers
    • 88. MapBuilder
    • 89. Mapbender
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 90. OpenLayers
    • De-facto web mapping library
    • 91. Access any common web service
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
    • Run in any* browser
    • 92. Requires JS know-how
    Image Copyright: Luca Galuzzi
  • 93. Mapbender
    • Client/server solution
    • 94. Provides authentication and authorisation functionality and management interfaces
    • 95. Provides Geo-Content Management
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 96. 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 97. Mobile
    • gvSig
    • 98. GRASS
    14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 99. Open Source SDI Architecture 14 March 2008 Open Source Geospatial
  • 100. Questions? Mark Leslie [email_address] Image Copyright : Mark Leslie