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Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) allows you to make as many copies the programs as you need and distribute them as you please. This makes it portable. Any workflows or methods can be taken to different computers

Did you know that ESRI does Open Source?….ArcGIS Explorer

Due to some work I am currently working on, I am reviewing different ways employees can view data. Where this is an internal system, it has to be as cheap as possible but also integrate with all the current systems we have, of course my first thought was the rather swish new QGIS 2.0, but … Continue reading Did you know that ESRI does Open Source?….ArcGIS Explorer

GIS Tips – Create and Share layer packets (.lpk) in ArcGIS Explorer

I've currently been inundated with projects that need the ability to share GIS data in their projects and most of them don't really understand why they pay £10,000 for a survey and then £75k - £100k for a server solution to share it, let alone understand what GIS really is and WHY they need it … Continue reading GIS Tips – Create and Share layer packets (.lpk) in ArcGIS Explorer

Ordnance Survey Open Data Certified!!

Source: Ordnance Survey Blog 13th Aug 2013 There are so many different types of open data being released that it is becoming increasingly difficult for users to know the best to use in their applications, systems and technology.  To address this, the Open Data Institute (ODI) has launched the ODI certificate, which publishers can check … Continue reading Ordnance Survey Open Data Certified!!

Have you tried Open Source GIS Software?…Why Not?…

As I write this, I can hear a million IT technicians holding their head and groaning...why? Because they will tell you that open source isn't safe, it crashes all the time and it's not supported so what do you do when it has corrupted your hard drive. It's this kind of scare mongering that has … Continue reading Have you tried Open Source GIS Software?…Why Not?…