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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.

Beautiful maps in minutes: Meet

Shan He may hold Silicon Valley's most meta job. "When I started out, I was building maps. Then I...
cholera map

Learn about five open source tools that make creating your first mapping app a snap.
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...
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...
Learn more about OpenWebGIS

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