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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.

Sky with clouds and grass

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...
World Map

Jason Baker explores open source tools for creating JavaScript maps.
OpenStreetMap view of the world.

Gordon Haff offers an overview of tools you can use to visualize open data sets and map the world...
venn diagram showing eyes and mouths and smiles in the middle

We sat down with developer Aure Moser ahead of her OSCON talk "Visualizing flux: Time travel,...
Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com

This week, I talk about open hardware components and answer some important questions, plus...
Team collaboration at an outdoor table

Nepal is the most recent example of a large-scale activation for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap.
Humanitarian open source software, outreached hand

A few months ago, we profiled open source projects working to make the world a better place. In...