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Geographic Information System

GIS project is initiative to package GIS related technologies and make it the best distribution for Fedora and EPEL platforms.

Fedora GIS activists hang out in #fedora-gis channel.

Actual Content

  • GarminDev - Drivers for communication with Garmin GPS devices
  • GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
  • geoclue - a modular geoinformation service
  • GEOS - Geometry Engine - Open Source
  • GMT - Generic Mapping Tools
  • gpsbabel - A tool to convert between various formats used by GPS devices
  • gpscorrelate - A GPS photo correlation / geotagging tool
  • gpsd - Service daemon for mediating access to a GPS
  • gpsdrive - A GPS based navigation tool
  • gpsman - a graphical manager of GPS data that makes possible the preparation, inspection and edition of GPS data in a friendly environment.
  • GRASS - Geographic Resources Analysis Support System
  • libragmin - C library to parse and use Garmin image files
  • libgeotiff - GeoTIFF format library
  • MapBender- Geospatial portal for OGC OWS architectures
  • mapnik- Above all Mapnik is about making beautiful maps
  • MapServer - Development environment for building spatially-enabled internet applications
  • Merkaartor - Qt-Based OpenStreetMap editor
  • OGDI - Open Geographic Datastore Interface
  • OpenLayers - A JavaScript library for displaying map data
  • PostGIS - PostGIS adds support for geographic objects in PostgreSQL
  • PROJ.4 - Cartographic Projections Library
  • QGIS - Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System
  • QLandkarteGT - GPS device mapping tool
  • qtgpsc - A client for the gpsd GPS server
  • tangoGPS - a lightweight and fast mapping application
  • tinyows - WFS-T and FE implementation server
  • viking - GTK2-based GPS data editor and viewer

Packages for review

  • garmintools - Communication tools for Garmin devices
  • libproj4 - It was decided not to use/package this library.
  • Navit - car navigation system with routing engine.
  • ossim - High performance software system for remote sensing, image processing , geographical information systems and photogrammetry.
  • JOSM - editor for OpenStreetMap.

Wishlist and interesting apps

  • Fedora system infrastructure:
  • BeeGIS - opensource tool for Digital Field Mapping. Seems that they didn't try to build it for Linux (although its based upon JGrass/uDig/Eclipse).
  • EPSG - OGP Surveying and Positioning Committee Geodetic Parameter Dataset
  • GeoTools - The Open Source Java GIS Toolkit.
  • GPStk - Open source library and suite of applications (started with packaging FabianAffolter)
  • HidroSIG - a GIS with special tools that will allow you to make estimations and analysis of hydrological, climatic and geomorphological variables.
  • JGrass - open source GIS based on the GIS framework of uDig (that is why the intro looks so similar to that of uDig). JGrass tries to exploit in its engine the power of GRASS.
  • libnav - LibNav is an algorithm library for navigation and positioning. (started with packaging FabianAffolter, I thinks that libnav depends on gpstk)
  • MapGuide - web-based platform for developing and deployment web mapping applications and geospatial web services.
  • OpenEV - software library and application for viewing and analysing raster and vector geospatial data.
  • Thuban - Interactive Geographic Data Viewer.
  • uDig - open source (LGPL) desktop application framework, built with Eclipse Rich Client (RCP) technology.


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