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Articles in this section examine how free and open source software is changing the world of geographic and geospatial information science (GIS) and mapping.

open source button on keyboard

Get your feet wet with geographic data analysis and visualization using QGIS, an open source, extensible, capable-rich GIS tool.
Globe up in the clouds

Working with large data sets? This powerful open source geospatial analysis tool may be just what you need.
GIS Cholera map

Learn how to build a GIS app with React and other open source tools.
Globe up in the clouds

Looking to create a great looking map or perform analysis on geospatial data? Look no further than these open source desktop GIS tools.
Pixelated globe

OpenStreetMap, a collaborative community project to map the world, is celebrating thirteen years of helping users find their way.
Pixelated globe

The open source mapping and spatial community will gather this year at the FOSS4G conference in Boston.
Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand

When disaster struck Nepal, open source software and open data helped save lives.
World Map

FOSS4G North America is taking place in Raleigh, NC next week. We highlight some of the ways open...