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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.

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...
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,...