gis

World Map
In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Nov 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
The team behind GraphHopper is building a fast and open source alternative to other route and trip planning software. Licensed under the permissive Apache License 2.0 and available on GitHub.
0 comments Posted 12 Nov 2014 by Peter Karich Feed
When we started talking about hosting a 'back to school' week at Opensource.com, I decided to take that quite literally, and went back to NC State University earlier this month to attend the inaugural Geospatial Forum at the Center for Geospatial Anaytics. Geospatial analytics and GIS (geospatial... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 Sep 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
open data
What's it like to work for your state government? What kinds of software are approved for use? How far do you think openness in government trickles down? I've been asked questions likes these as a Geographic Information Systems Technician with the State Department of Health and Human Services in... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Sep 2012 by Charles Rudder Feed
The power shift effect of open government
The second CityCamp Colorado started off with Tom Downey and Stephanie O'Malley from the City of Denver setting the stage for the day’s theme: enhancing access to government. Held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility on October 28, 2011, more than 70 people gathered to... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Zonability is a zoning information web application for ‘property owners, renters, sellers, buyers, remodelers, investors, and neighborhood watchdog groups.’ It was an Apps for Californians winner and is now competing in the NYC BigApps 2.0 contest. Founder Leigh Budlong discusses her work,... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Mar 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
Last month, as the mainstream press reported on the worsening environmental and economic crisis that is the British Petroleum spill in the Gulf Coast, I and a small group of DIY mappers flew down to New Orleans to coordinate a grassroots, citizen effort to map the spill. Instead of helicopters and... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Jun 2010 by Jeffrey Yoo Warren Feed