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GIS Terms and Inspiration
Open-Source GIS Software
- GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) was originally developed by a branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- QGIS offers GIS tools for desktop, web, server and mobile platforms.
- GeoTools is a library of Java code that allows users to build their own GIS.
- gvSIG Association offers both desktop and mobile GIS platforms.
- OpenJUMP GIS is a desktop-based GIS originally developed by Vivid Solutions.
- MapWindow includes desktop GIS software and plug-ins.
- Flowmap allows users to visualize relationships between two points.
- GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) is a collection of tools for creating GIS maps and animations.
- SPRING was developed by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research.
- TNTmips Free is designed for students. The free version and excludes some of the features of its professional products.
- uDig GIS is a desktop-based platform that allows for GIS viewing and editing.
- Geoserver is an open-source GIS server that allows for opening and editing GIS projects.
- GeoMajas is a collection of free, open-source GIS tools and libraries.
- MapGuide Open Source is a web-based GIS platform.
- OpenLayers allows users to create maps for webpages.
- TileMill is an open-source map design platform designed as part of the 2010 Knight News Challenge.
- SAGA GIS, short for System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses, is a desktop GIS tool.
- Whitebox GAT is a desktop GIS designed for geospatial analysis and geomatics-based education.
- OrbisGIS is a GIS developed by French researchers for research.
- PostGIS is a geospatial database extender for PostgreSQL, an object-relational database system, and can be used in conjunction with other open-source tools.