Posts tagged as open source

Open source GIS software packages updated

Version 13.0 of the ​OSGeoLive GIS software collection has been released at the ​International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) in Bucharest, Romania. It was handed out to delegates and used in many workshops. OSGeoLive is a ​Lubuntu-based distribution of geospatial open source software, available via a virtual machine, USB and […]

Foundation focuses on machine learning for earth observation

Over the past three years, Radiant Earth Foundation has share information on the growth and innovation in the earth observation (EO) marketplace broadly. More recently, the foundation has begun to explore the intersection of EO technology and machine learning techniques, and the opportunities the convergence of these technologies offer. It believes a need exists within […]

3D vector maps for the web

Here Technologies has launched the beta release of harp.gl, a new open source 3D web map renderer. It is a full-fledged vector map renderer built on the latest web technologies. Combining harp.gl’s immersive visuals with Here Technologies map data will give users a high quality location visualisation experience on the web. Building products like high-definition […]

New open mining format under development

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is developing Version 2.0 of the Open Mining Format (OMF), an open-source file specification for 3D data interoperability. Mining requires a wide range of spatial data and new technologies are adding to the complexity. While these changes create better representations of geological phenomena, moving complex data between proprietary software […]

Coordinate transformation software receives major overhaul

PROJ 6 has undergone extensive changes to increase its functional scope from a cartographic projection engine with so-called early-binding geodetic datum transformation capabilities to a more complete library supporting coordinate transformations and coordinate reference systems. It is now the reference software in the “OSGeo C stack” for this CRS and coordinate operation database, whereas previously […]

Website offers free addressing service

A new South African website was recently launched with the goal to help people find their way, whether they are just travelling down the road or on a long journey. Overhere (www.overhere.co.za) provides a free service that enables people to share and interpret physical addresses in only six to seven characters, called Mapcodes. These are […]

Complete ecosystem of enterprise GIS solutions

Boundless’ next iteration of GIS software, Boundless Server, incorporates the rebranding of its flagship product, Boundless Suite. Boundless Server offers enhanced styling and increased interoperability with ArcGIS. The software offers a flexible architecture that enables organisations to publish a range of data and workflows to web apps, desktop clients or mobile devices. Built on open […]

Remote sensing toolbox updated

Orfeo ToolBox (OTB) 6.2, an open-source remote sensing toolset of various applications, is out with ready-to-use binary packages available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. In addition to several updates, 47 reported bugs have been fixed. The new version includes better help, documents and logs, and errors have been made clearer throughout the software. […]