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Geographic Information Systems

The GIS project is an initiative to package GIS related software, to make Fedora and EPEL attractive platforms for you GIS needs. It also covers some software from adjacent fields, like remote sensing or geodesy.

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

Actual Content


  • ann - Library for searching Approximate Nearest Neighbors
  • ast - A Library for Handling World Coordinate Systems in Astronomy
  • basemap - The matplotlib basemap toolkit is a library for plotting 2D data on maps in Python
  • carto - Mapnik style sheet compiler
  • CGAL - Computational Geometry Algorithms Library
  • clusterPy - Library of spatially constrained clustering algorithms
  • cptutils - Utilities for the manipulation of color gradients; mainly for translating between different formats
  • Dan's GDAL scripts - Utilities for use in conjunction with GDAL
  • e00compr - ANSI-C library to compress and uncompress Arc/Info Export (E00) files
  • eccodes - a library for decoding and encoding WMO data formats
  • Emerillon - A map viewer for GNOME
  • FoxtrotGPS - A mapping and GPS application like tangoGPS
  • GarminDev - Drivers for communication with Garmin GPS devices
  • garmintools - Communication tools for Garmin devices
  • GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
  • gdalcpp - C++11 wrapper classes for GDAL/OGR
  • geoclue2 - Geolocation service
  • GeographicLib - Small library to perform conversions between coordinates, geoid height, geomagnetic field calculations and for solving geodesic problems
  • 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.
  • gpx-viewer - 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
  • iGMT - Interactive mapping interface to GMT
  • Inteproxy - Security extension for unsecure OWS clients to secure spatial data infrastructures
  • kosmtik - Make maps with OpenStreetMap and Mapnik
  • libgaiagraphics - Graphics canvas for GIS rendering (pre-requisite for the SpatiaLite-GUI)
  • libgarmin - C library to parse and use Garmin image files
  • libgeotiff - GeoTIFF format library; License problems with EPSG table
  • libosmium - Fast and flexible C++ library for working with OpenStreetMap data
  • librasterlite2 - Stores and retrieves huge raster coverages using a SpatiaLite DBMS
  • libspatialite - A complete Spatial DBMS in a nutshell
  • 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
  • Marble Virtual Globe - Free Software Virtual Globe and Qt GIS library / map widget
  • Merkaartor - Qt-Based OpenStreetMap editor
  • MTKBabel - a Perl program to operate the i-Blue 747 GPS data logger.
  • mingw-gdal - MinGW Windows GDAL library
  • mingw-geos - MinGW Windows GEOS library
  • mingw-libgeotiff and mingw32-libgeotiff - MinGW port of libgeotiff Georeferenced image library
  • mingw-proj - MinGW Windows Cartographic projection software (PROJ.4) library
  • mingw-shapelib - MinGW Windows shapelib library
  • nik4 - Command-line interface to a Mapnik rendering toolkit
  • nodejs-leaflet - An open source JavaScript Library for Interactive Maps
  • NodeJS Mapnik pool
  • NodeJS Mapnik reference - Reference for Mapnik Styling Options
  • NodeJS Sphericalmercator - Transformations between Spherical Mercator and Lat/Lon
  • nodejs-srs - Spatial reference library for Node.js
  • nodejs-tilelive - Frontend for various tile backends, mapnik and mbtiles
  • nodejs-tiletype - Detect common map tile formats from a buffer
  • OGDI - Open Geographic Datastore Interface
  • ogr2osm - Convert ogr-readable files like shapefiles into .osm data
  • OpenLayers - A JavaScript library for displaying map data
  • OpenSceneGraph - High performance 3D graphics toolkit
  • osgearth - Terrain rendering toolkit for OpenSceneGraph (volter; Current QGIS versions (2.10) don't work with the latest version)
  • osm-gps-map - Gtk+ widget for displaying OpenStreetMap tiles
  • osm2pgsql - osm2pgsql imports map data from OpenStreetMap to a PostgresSQL database.
  • osmctools - Tools to manipulate OpenStreetMap files
  • osmium-tool - Command line tool for working with OpenStreetMap data
  • osmpbf - C library to read and write OpenStreetMap PBF files/
  • paraview - Data analysis and visualization application; was developed to analyze extremely large datasets using distributed memory computing resources.
  • pcl - Library for point cloud processing
  • PDAL - Library for translating and manipulating point cloud data of various formats
  • perl-Geo-Forward - Calculate geographic location from lat, lon, distance, and heading
  • perl-Geo-Inverse - Calculate geographic distance from a lat & lon pair
  • perl-Geo-ShapeFile - Perl extension for handling ESRI GIS Shapefiles
  • perl-GIS-Distance - Calculate geographic distances
  • perl-GIS-Distance-Fast - C implementation of GIS::Distance formulas
  • perl-GPS - Perl interface to a GPS receiver that implements the Garmin protocol
  • perl-GPS-OID - Package for PRN - Object ID conversions
  • perl-Net-GPSD - Provides an object client interface to the gpsd server daemon
  • pgRouting - Provides routing functionality to PostGIS/PostgreSQL
  • PostGIS - PostGIS adds support for geographic objects in PostgreSQL
  • PROJ.4 - Cartographic Projections Library
  • pygrib - Python module for reading and writing GRIB (editions 1 and 2) files
  • pynmea2 - Python library for parsing the NMEA 0183 protocol
  • pyproj - Pyrex generated python interface to PROJ.4 library
  • pyshp - Pure Python read/write support for ESRI Shapefile format
  • cartopy - A library providing cartographic tools for python.
  • python-Fiona - Fiona reads and writes spatial data files
  • python-geojson - Encoder/decoder for simple GIS features
  • python-geopandas - Geographic Pandas extensions
  • python-modestmaps - Modest Maps python port
  • python-networkx - Creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and functions of complex networks
  • pyosmium - Python bindings for libosmium
  • python-OWSLib - Client library for OGC web services
  • python-phyghtmap - Generate OSM contour lines from NASA SRTM data
  • rasterio - Fast and direct raster I/O for use with Numpy and SciPy; Rasterio reads and writes geospatial raster datasets
  • python-Rtree - Python wrapper for the spatialindex library
  • Shapely Geometric objects, predicates, and operations
  • python-tilecache - A web map tile caching system
  • python-tilestache - A stylish alternative for caching your map tiles
  • QGIS - Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System
  • QLandkarteGT - GPS device mapping tool
  • QMapshack - GPS mapping and management tool
  • qtgpsc - A client for the gpsd GPS server
  • readosm - Library to extract data from Open Streetmap input files
  • routino - Find the route between two points using the dataset of topographical information collected by Openstreetmap or data in that format (KDE-Marble can make use of it.)
  • rtklib - Standard and precise positioning with GNSS (global navigation satellite system)
  • SAGA - GIS with API for processing geodata
  • sparcy - Command line utility for Sparc Systems GPS loggers
  • spatialindex - Spatial index library
  • Spatialite-gui - GUI to manage Spatialite databases
  • SpatiaLite Tools - A set of useful CLI tools for SpatiaLite
  • splat - Analyze point-to-point terrestrial RF communication links
  • 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


  • jmapviewer - Java component to integrate an OSM map view into your Java application
  • JOSM - Editor for OpenStreetMap
  • jts - Java Topology Suite
  • spatial4j - A Geospatial Library for Java

New packages pushed to stable


New packages to test


Packages on review

  • ossim - High performance software system for remote sensing, image processing, geographical information systems and photogrammetry
  • gctpc - General Cartographic Transformation Package -- Project is gone
  • pycdf - A python interface to the Unidata netCDF library -- Cancelled
  • taudem - Terrain Analysis Using Digital Elevation Models
  • Mumpot - GTK mapping application -- Cancelled
  • gdal-grass - Standalone GRASS 6 Drivers for GDAL and OGR (Originally viji, see volter's: repo for the current version)
  • libLAS - Library and tools for the LAS LiDAR format -- Stalled
  • mkgmap - Convert OpenStreetMap data for Garmin GPSes -- Stalled
  • Navit - Car navigation system with routing engine -- Stalled
  • obdgpslogger - OBDII and GPS data logger for your car -- Stalled
  • OpenCPN - A free and open source software for marine navigation -- Not ready, needs work upstream plus wxjson must be packaged
  • osm2go - osm2go is an editor for map data.

Wishlist and interesting apps


  • alaCarte - OpenStreetMap tile renderer
  • Cartaro - Web mapping platform and CMS
  • degrib - Driver for the GRIB2 library (found bundled in GDAL)
  • Eoxserver - Python application and framework for presenting EarthObservation (EO) data and metadata
  • epigrass - Epigrass is a simulation platform created to study epidemics and their spatial (geographic) dynamics
  • Geodjango - A world-class geographic web framework (Actually part of the Django package)
  • Geoalchemy - GIS Support for SQLAlchemy (Early stage of development)
  • Geo-Distance - Perl module to calculate distances and closest locations
  • Geomoose - Web Client Javascript Framework for displaying distributed cartographic data
  • GeoTrellis - High performance geoprocessing engine and programming toolkit
  • Gosmore - Routing and viewer of OSM XML data such as the whole planet.osm or other osm files from Geofabrik or Cloudmade. (KDE-Marble can make use of it.) License problem with icons; kkofler informed upstream.
  • gmapcatcher - An offline map viewer
  • GPStk - Open source library and suite of applications (paused with packaging FabianAffolter; volter got involved; see repo)
  • imposm - Importer for OpenStreetMap data written in Python
  • Imposm3 - Importer for OpenStreetMap data written in Go
  • Legato - Configurable, lightweight web mapping client that can be easily embedded into web pages and portals, CMS and individual web applications
  • libnav - LibNav is an algorithm library for navigation and positioning. (started with packaging FabianAffolter) -- Release is from 2009, in parts copied over from gpstk of that time
  • librttopo - RT Topology Library
  • MapGuide - web-based platform for developing and deployment web mapping applications and geospatial web services.
  • mapknitter - Web service to upload, stitch and georeference aerial photography
  • MapProxy - Proxy for geospatial data -- caches, accelerates and transforms data from existing map services and serves any desktop or web GIS client (volter: Started packaging, see repo.)
  • MB System - Processing and display of bathymetry and backscatter imagery data derived from multibeam, interferometry, and sidescan sonars (volter: Started packaging, see repo; see below for missing dependencies)
  • monav - MoNav offers very fast and exact routing with OpenStreetMap data for mobile devices as well as desktop computers (Contains a bundled lzma; icon licenses need to be reviewed; no commits since 2011)
  • MyTourbook - It is free software to visualize and analyze tours which are recorded by a GPS device, bike- or exercise computer and ergometer
  • Nik4 - Mapnik to image export
  • nominatim - Open Source search based on OpenStreetMap
  • OpenEV - Software library and application for viewing and analysing raster and vector geospatial data (volter: Started packaging, see repo; no release for a few years.)
  • OpenGTS -- Open GPS Tracking system is a full featured web-based GPS tracking system for your fleet of vehicles.
  • OpenModeller - Fundamental niche modelling library; There is also a desktop application. The desktop application is tightly bound to QGIS. Therefore, I'll wait for the next QGIS release. (volter: Started packaging both, see repo.)
  • Opticks - Opticks is an expandable remote sensing and imagery analysis software platform. (volter: Packaging is on hold. As long as Opticks needs its own modified version of OSSIM, it can't ship; Nov 2012)
  • Orfeo Toolbox - Library of image processing algorithms; There is also an accompanying software called Monteverdi. A QGIS plugin also exists somewhere. (volter: Loads of bundled and forked libraries; some detection scripts don't work right; could make use of liblas; volter: Early package draft in repo; work on halt until clarified); A different draft is available on COPR (rashadkm: all bundled libraries are removed with exception of 6S. COPR repoistory includes all dependencies used by OTB. And Packages are ready for Fedora 20 and 21.)
  • osm2pgrouting - Import tool for OpenStreetMap data to pgRouting database
  • osrm - C version of the PBF library code
  • osrm-tools - Tools to extract postgresql database into OSRM normalized files, and PostgreSQL function to access OSRM Server
  • ossim - Powerful suite of geospatial libraries and applications used to process imagery, maps, terrain, and vector data. See volter's repo
  • pbf2osm or pbftoosm - Convert between old and new OSM format
  • Postal Address Geo-Coder - Library and a CGI based web service that uses an address-ranged street network shapefile along with one or more postal addresses and provides the longitude/latitude coordinates
  • pycsw - OGC CSW server implementation written in Python (volter: Packaging has started, see repo)
  • pygeographiclib - Python implementation of the geodesic routines from GeographicLib
  • pykml - Python package for parsing and authoring KML documents
  • Pysal - Python Library for Spatial Analytical Functions (volter: Started packaging, see repo.)
  • pyresample - Resampling (reprojection) of geospatial image data in Python
  • python-geohash - Geohash is a string representation of two dimensional geometric coordinates. It is basically, a form of Z-order curve.
  • Pyspatialite - Python dbapi2 compliant driver for SQLite + Spatialite -- This one is a bit complicated, because it requires the Spatialite source code present while building.
  • PyWPS - (Python Web Processing Service) is an implementation of the Web processing Service standard from Open Geospatial Consortium. (volter: Started packaging, see repo.)
  • Rasdaman - Raster data manager - Allows to retrieve and maintain multi-dimensional arrays of unlimited size stored in standard relational databases through an SQL-style query language (volter: Started packaging, see repo)
  • SaVi - Satellite constellation visualization -- Allows you to simulate satellite orbits and coverage, in two and three dimensions.
  • sumo - Simulation of Urban MObility
  • Tilemill - Modern map design studio; Style maps with CSS-like syntax and export to tiles
  • tirex - Suite of programs for running a tile server
  • TotalOpenStation - Downloads and processes data from total station devices -- (volter: Packaging draft is ready, see repo; Details already discussed on their ML)
  • Zoo - WPS (Web Processing Service) framework


  • 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).
  • bt747 - GPS Datalogger Device Control (available on COPR)
  • Deegree - Java package with OGC services, desktop application and tools for processing and management.
  • Geogit - Distributed versioning of geospatial data
  • 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 (Java)
  • GeoServer - like MapServer but written in Java
  • Geotrans - Application to easily convert geographic coordinates
  • GeoTools - The Open Source Java GIS Toolkit
  • 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.
  • Kalypso - General modelling system, focused on numeric water economics simulation
  • MapAnalyst - Accuracy analysis of old maps
  • MXD2Map - Converter for ArcGIS MXD files into Mapserver mapfiles
  • NEST - ESA Toolbox to view and analyze SAR data
  • osmosis - A command line Java application for processing OSM data
  • gpsprune - gpsprune is an application for viewing, editing and converting coordinate data from GPS systems. Basically it's a tool to let you play with your GPS data after you get home from your trip.
  • Repast - Family of advanced, free, and open source agent-based modeling and simulation platforms (actually not only Java)
  • Sextante - SEXTANTE is a spatial data analysis library written in Java
  • uDig - Desktop application framework, built with Eclipse Rich Client (RCP) technology
  • Whitebox geospatial analysis tools (gat) - Cross-platform Geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing software intended for advanced geospatial analysis and data visualization in research and education

No upstream or seemingly dead

  • OSGRS - Open Source GNSS Reference Server (OSGRS) is a HTTP server that provides data for Assisted-GNSS applications (Only release in 2007)
  • Thuban - Interactive Geographic Data Viewer -- Last commit is from late 2009

Missing dependencies


  • MB System
  • Orfeo Toolbox



  • qgis
    • OpenSceneGraph (dependency for osgearth)

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