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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.

Looking at a map for career journey

StreetComplete is an open street map editor used for mapping in the field while on an Android phone.
A map with a route highlighted

This month is the birthday of OpenStreetMap (OSM), a community-owned collaborative geographic database of the world.
Boat helm at sunset for navigation

Whether you're sailing down a local river or setting out on the open seas, keep track of your nautical location with OpenCPN.
Empty plastic water bottle on sand pollution trash

OpenLitterMap empowers people to map and share data on litter problems in their communities.
A map with a route highlighted

pg_tileserv and pg_featureserv make it easier for developers to add location services to Kubernetes applications.
A map with a route highlighted

Find an adventure in your own backyard with this fun app.
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.