Feed #1 foss4G, OpenAerialMap, QGIS & GvSIG,…

Events

– FOSS4G, a major event for the Open Source GIS World. A little review here
>> http://slashgeo.org/2011/09/15/FOSS4G-2011-OpenData-OpenLayers-Mobile-Nodejs-Mapnik-OpenAerialMap

– Web services, clouds…but no need to buy a plane to reach them…During FOSS4G, a nice application has been presented implementing WPS (Web Processing Service) through the implementation of ZOO API project. It gives an idea of the dynamics of web GIS applications development and the possibility of realizing some web apps that are similar to desktop ones
>> http://www.mapmint.com/index.php?page=mapmint-modules

Data

– Ok, everybody knows OpenStreetMap but have you ever heard of OpenAerialMap?
>> http://www.openaerialmap.org/Main_Page

– Always about OSM, interesting examples can be found about the use of Open Geo Data for humanitarian goals below: Haïti, Tunisia, Philippines, Japan…
>> http://slashgeo.org/2011/09/12/State-Map-2011-Mapping-OSM-humanitarian-goals

– [in French] If you’re working in an organism that deals with spatial planning, this blog is worth watching.
>> http://georezo.net/blog/sigurba/

Softwares
 
– It’s been a while since my comparative analysis of QGIS and GvSIG. For something more recent look here:
>> http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/13509/qgis-and-gvsig-comparison

– Are you a QGIS perfectionnist mapping artist? If yes, have a look here
>> http://www.sourcepole.com/svg-symbols-in-qgis-with-modifiable-colors


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