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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

  • OpenSceneGraph - High performance 3D graphics toolkit
  • Emerillon - A map viewer for GNOME
  • GarminDev - Drivers for communication with Garmin GPS devices
  • garmintools - Communication tools for Garmin 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.
  • gpxviewer - GPX Viewer is a simple program to visualize a gpx file.
  • grads - Interactive desktop tool to easy access, manipulate and visualize earth science data
  • GRASS - Geographic Resources Analysis Support System
  • gypsy - A GPS multiplexing daemon
  • JOSM - editor for OpenStreetMap.
  • libgarmin - C library to parse and use Garmin image files
  • libgeotiff - GeoTIFF format library; License problems with EPSG table
  • libspatialite - A complete Spatial DBMS in a nutshell (Doesn't build on PPC)
  • 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
  • MTKBabel - a Perl program to operate the i-Blue 747 GPS data logger.
  • 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
  • Shapely Geometric objects, predicates, and operations
  • tangoGPS - a lightweight and fast mapping application
  • tinyows - WFS-T and FE implementation server (volter started packaging the currenct version; the package is orphaned)
  • vifir - A viewer for electronic aviation charts
  • viking - GTK2-based GPS data editor and viewer

New Packages Pushed

Packages for review

  • gdal-grass - Standalone GRASS 6 Drivers for GDAL and OGR (viji is working on it)
  • Navit - Car navigation system with routing engine (viji is working on it).
  • ossim - High performance software system for remote sensing, image processing , geographical information systems and photogrammetry. (viji is working on it)
  • osm2go - osm2go is an editor for map data.
  • osm2pgsql - osm2pgsql imports map data from OpenStreetMap to a PostgresSQL database

Wishlist and interesting apps

  • AtlasStyler - the Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) / Symbology Encoding (SE) tool for OGC-compatible styling of geodata.
  • 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).
  • Deegree - Java package with OGC services, desktop application and tools for processing and management.
  • epigrass - Epigrass is a open-source simulation platform created to study epidemics and their spatial (geographic) dynamics (volter started packaging -- Waiting for newer version of python-sqlobject)
  • EPSG - OGP Surveying and Positioning Committee Geodetic Parameter Dataset
  • FoxtrotGPS - A mapping and GPS application like tangoGPS (started with packaging FabianAffolter)
  • Generate and distribute GPS position fixes from attached GPS devices
  • Geopublisher - a software that allows you to create digital multimedia atlases. The atlases can be automatically published on a media (CD, DVD, USB-stick), as well as on the Internet.
  • GeoNetwork - GeoNetwork is a catalog application to manage spatially referenced resources
  • GeoServer - like MapServer but written in Java
  • GeoTools - The Open Source Java GIS Toolkit.
  • GPStk - Open source library and suite of applications (paused with packaging FabianAffolter; volter got involved)
  • 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)
  • librasterlite - Handle huge Raster Data Sources within the DBMS; Currently reviewing libepsilon, which is a dependency. Stalled nevertheless: librasterlite 1.0 doesn't build with our version of libspatialite
  • 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.
  • osgEarth - Terrain rendering toolkit for OpenSceneGraph (volter started packaging)
  • osm2pgsql - A utility program that converts OpenStreetMap (.OSM) data into a format that can be loaded into PostgreSQL
  • SAGA - GIS with API for processing geodata (volter started packaging)
  • Spatialite GUI - (volter started packaging)
  • Spatialite Tools - (volter started packaging)
  • Thuban - Interactive Geographic Data Viewer.
  • uDig - open source (LGPL) desktop application framework, built with Eclipse Rich Client (RCP) technology.
  • mumpot - A gtk mapping application
  • gmapcatcher - An offline map viewer
  • python-gpsd - Python GPS Daemon

Canceled packages

  • Opticks - Opticks is an expandable remote sensing and imagery analysis software platform. volter is playing around with it. It needs ossim and Cg, an open source product from NVIDIA. It's license is not free. Opticks also depends on two other packages we don't have yet. Currently there seems to be a problem with the version of yaml-cpp.


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