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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: Adding OSTN02 to ArcGIS Explorer (build 2500)

Adding OSTN02 to ArcGIS Explorer Build 2500 This is a quick walkthrough of how to apply OSTN02 to ArcGIS Explorer build 2500, it assumes a Windows 7 install, though this fix will work with XP. First download & install the Projection System expansion pack: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/communities/arcgis-explorer-desktop/01s000000017000000.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_5F289729636840309B87C664AEEF4249 Then navigate to the ArcGIS Explorer program folder, this can … Continue reading GIS Tips: Adding OSTN02 to ArcGIS Explorer (build 2500)

GIS Software Comparison Matrix – A work in progress….

Crazy Ideas Create Crazy Solutions Many moons ago, a few days after the ESRI UK User Conference I was chatting with @ElliotHartley about Open Source GIS systems and he mentioned that what the GIS community could really do with is some kind of comparison spreadsheet. My first thought was that it would be a 2 … Continue reading GIS Software Comparison Matrix – A work in progress….

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?…