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Open Source Geospatial

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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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    • 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 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 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
        • 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 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 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

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