Friday, March 5, 2010

Download free GIS software: Inteproxy, JCS, Jeeps, Jump, Kflog, Mapbender

Free GIS Software part 4

InteProxy Security for Spatial Data - InteProxy is a tool that adds secure transmission via SSL a well as user authentication to those OWS-based applications that that do not support these security features.

JCS Conflation Suite (JCS) is an API and set of interactive tools which perform conflation on spatial datasets.

JEEPS Library is intended as both a library and a development system for GPS and related software. It consists of documented C functions for communication with GARMIN GPS devices and for post-processing of the information received.

JUMP Unified Mapping Platform (JUMP) is a GUI-based application for viewing and processing spatial data. It includes many common spatial and GIS functions. It is also designed to be a highly extensible framework for developing and running custom spatial data processing applications.

KFlog is a soaring-pilot-software for KDE. It is used to display, analyze and evaluate flights logged with a gps-logger. Different values of a flight-point can be displayed in the map, like altitude, cycling, speed and vario. There is a maproom-page where you can download Aeronautical, Ground- and terrain- and additional data for maps.

Mapbender is the software and portal site for geodata management of OGC OWS architectures. The software provides web technology for managing spatial data services implemented in PHP, JavaScript and XML.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Google Earth & Google Maps Mashups and Resources

Google Earth tools, mashups and resources.

Google Maps tools, mashups and resources.

Earthquakes with 1,000 or more deaths since 1900 Mashup.

Haiti Earthquake with Google Earth and Related Maps - Enhanced with GeoEye Satellite Images.

Pollution & Toxic maps with Google Earth & Google Maps.

Google Maps Mashup with Toxic Release Inventory and School data - Using custom in-house programming in javascript, perl and ajax, collects data from EPA, RTK Net and to provide easy to use information about toxic chemical pollution near your schools and in your community.

MapCruzin map mashup with Google Earth - I created a California watersheds map that you can view with Google Earth. You may also download the metadata and the GIS shapefile if you like. I will be adding more of these on a daily basis.

Global Warming & Climate Change with Google Earth & Google Maps.

United States Cell Towers with Google Earth.

Toxic Release Inventory Facilities Mashup with Google Earth.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GIS Objectland, GMT, Grass, gvSIG, iGMT Free GIS Software Programs

Part 5 of Free GIS and Open Source GIS Software Programs

GIS ObjectLand is a universal Geographic Information System for Windows. It processes data organized as geoinformation database (GDB). Basic GDB components are maps, themes, tables, queries, external databases, layouts, users, and styles. Free non-commercial license.

GMT is an open source collection of 60 tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and producing Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots via contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views. GMT supports ~30 map projections and transformations and comes with support data such as GSHHS coastlines, rivers, and political boundaries. GMT is developed and maintained by Paul Wessel and Walter H. F. Smith with help from a global set of volunteers, and is supported by the National Science Foundation. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

GpsDrive s a car (bike, ship, plane) navigation system. GpsDrive displays your position provided from your GPS receiver on a zoomable map. The maps are autoselected for best resolution depending of your position and can be downloaded from the Internet. Speech output is supported if the "festival" software is running. All GPS receivers supported by gpsd should be usable.
GpsDrive is written in C with use of the GTK+ toolkit under the GPL license, and runs with Linux, Mac OSX, and FreeBSD.

Grass Geographic Information System - commonly referred to as GRASS, this is free Geographic Information System (GIS) software used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. GRASS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

gvSIG is a free open-source tool oriented to manage geographic information. It is characterized by a user-friendly interface, with a quick access to the most usual raster and vector formats. In the same view it includes local as well as remote data through a WMS, WCS or WFS source.

iGMT: Interactive Mapping of Geoscientific Datasets - This program is intended to make working with the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) easier. iGMT provides a graphical user interface for GMT and is written in the Tcl/Tk computer language. Besides supplying a user friendly way of handling GMT, iGMT comes with built-in support for many different geoscientific data sets, such as topography, gravity, seafloor age, hypocenter catalogs, plate boundary files, hotspot lists, CMT solutions etc.


Geodetic, Geospatial Exploter, Geotrans, Geometry Engine, GEOS, GDAL Free & Open Source GIS Download

Part 3 of Free and Open Source GIS Software

Geodetic software developed by the National Geodetic Survey (NCS). Free downloads - dozens of programs.

GeoServer - GeoServer is an Open Source server that connects your information to the Geospatial Web. You can publish and edit data using open standards. Your information is made available in a large variety of formats as maps/images or actual geospatial data..

Geospatial Explorer has been written to enable geologists, environmental scientists, and engineers to apply innovative science and technology to enhance and expedite the reduction of risk to human health and the environment. Geospatial Explorer permits the user to identify, understand, and solve complex environmental problems better, faster, and cheaper.

Geographic Translator (GEOTRANS) is an application program which allows users to easily convert geographic coordinates among a wide variety of coordinate systems, map projections, and datums. GEOTRANS runs in both Microsoft Windows (95/98/NT) and UNIX Motif environments.

geos (Geometry Engine Open Source (GEOS)) is a C++ port of the Java Topology Suite (JTS). As such, it aims to contain the complete functionality of JTS in C++. This includes all the OpenGIS "Simple Features for SQL" spatial predicate functions and spatial operators, as well as specific JTS topology functions such as IsValid().

Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) - GDAL is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats.

Good Luck


Monday, March 1, 2010

Erdas Titan 3d Virtual Globe, FlowMap, Gen2shp, Geocoding, Generic Mapping Tools ...

Free & Open Source GIS Software Downloads Part 4

edbs2wkt - Converting the GIS-Format EDBS to Spatial-Database, PostGIS and other using the Well Known Text-Interface. EDBS is a German Fileformat from ALK (Automatisierte Liegenschaftskarte).

Erdas Titan 3D Visualization Client - In ERDAS TITAN Client 2010, users may connect to ERDAS APOLLO catalogs via the TITAN Viewer to execute geoprocesses and visualize results in a 3D virtual globe. Descriptive metadata search results from ERDAS APOLLO catalogs are now also available in an easy-to-read display pane. Search and discovery of data in an APOLLO catalog is much faster, due to integration of REST/JSON API. Performance in the ERDAS TITAN Client Viewer has also been greatly optimized by new algorithms, providing seamless zoom in/out of raster overlays, more memory efficiency (2-3x), multiple times faster loading KML and shapefiles, improvements to loading terrain and basemaps, and navigation enhancements.

Flowmap is a software package dedicated to analyzing and displaying interaction or flow data. This type of data is special in the sense that there are two different
geographic locations connected to each data item: An origin location where the flow starts and an destination location where the flow ends. The flow data itself can be people (e.g. commuters, shoppers, hospital visitors), goods, usage of agricultural services or telecommunication and so on.

gen2shp is a simple C-Progam which can read the format required by the ESRI ArcInfo generate command.

Gen2shp - Implemented in Avenue, can be directly incorporated into AV projects. Converts 2D or 3D ASCII data from one or more generate format text files to one or more (multi-part) shapefiles. Available as Extension or just Scripts.

Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) is a collection of about 60 UNIX tools that allow users to manipulate (x,y) and (x,y,z) data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and produce Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots through contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views in black and white, gray tone, hachure patterns, and 24-bit color. GMT supports 30 common map projections plus linear, log and power scaling, and comes with support data such as coastlines, rivers, and political boundaries.

Geocoding - Map Channels offers free single address and batch geocoding.

More to come! Enjoy.


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Basins, BBBike, Cran, Deegree, CrimeStat, Diva and More Free GIS Software

Part 2 of our free GIS Software Applications.

Basins - Installation software that contains the BASINS Version 4.0 system, data download tool, full documentation in the pulldown help
menu, and the tutorial project and data(HUC-02060006) is now available. BASINS 4.0 contains the installation program for an open source GIS program.

BBBike is a route-finder for cyclists in Berlin and Brandenburg (Germany). BBBike can be run as a stand-alone program (using tk) or as a simpler web based component (
here is an example (German).

Cameo, Marplot and Aloha - free software and data used to map the
dispersion of toxic chemicals and help respond to chemical emergencies.

Chameleon is a distributed, highly configurable, environment for developing Web Mapping applications. Chameleon is OpenSource, this means that you can use it freely for your own applications, and that you also have access to the source code.

Community MapBuilder - MapBuilder is a powerful, standards compliant, open source geographic
mapping client which runs in a web browser. Using MapBuilder, Web designers can concentrate on the presentation and usability using HTML
with simple links to the MapBuilder JavaScript code using HTML element IDs, with additional presentation information provided using CSS and
XSL. Note: Version 1.5 is the final release of Mapbuilder. Get it now, if you want it.

CRAN Task View: Analysis of Spatial Data - For spatial analysis, disease and ecological mapping and more.

CrimeStat III is Windows-based and
interfaces with most desktop GIS programs. The purpose is to provide supplemental statistical tools to aid law enforcement agencies and
criminal justice researchers in their crime mapping efforts.

deegree - Free Software for Spatial Data Infrastructures - offers the substantial
building blocks for the building of a Spatial Data Infrastructure by implementing the standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium. Deegree components can be used to either develop a
standalone desktop mapping solution to be locally installed on a users machine, or to set up a highly distributed and service-based

DIVA-GIS is a free computer program for mapping and geographic data analysis (a geographic information system (GIS). With DIVA-GIS you can make maps of the world, or of a very small area, using, for example, state boundaries, rivers, a satellite image, and the locations of sites where an animal species was observed. We also provide free spatial data for the whole world that you can use in DIVA-GIS or other programs.

dlgv32 Pro is a limited-feature version of commercial software called Global
Mapper which was created from the original dlgv32 source code. Improved to address changes in data standards and to better meet customer
requirements, dlgv32 Pro continues the tradition of providing quality viewing software for USGS data users.

More to come. Enjoy!