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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 alternatives to ArcGIS Desktop

Looking to create a great looking map or perform analysis on geospatial data? Look no further than...
13 amazing maps to celebrate 13 years of OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap, a collaborative community project to map the world, is celebrating thirteen years of...
Bringing together the best minds in open source geospatial technology

The open source mapping and spatial community will gather this year at the FOSS4G conference in...
Open source and open data's role in Nepal earthquake relief

When disaster struck Nepal, open source software and open data helped save lives.
7 science projects powered by open source GIS

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

Learn more about OpenWebGIS, an open source JavaScript geographic information system (GIS).
World Map

The Missing Maps project, which launched in 2014, aims to literally and figuratively put more than...
Web mapping

Jason Baker explores open source tools for creating JavaScript maps.