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Re: open source tools (e.g. wikimapia, wikipedia, google maps, google earth)

Posted by Mirjam Maughan at February 19. 2007

There are so many open source tools (including OziExplorer), and everyone seems to be using a different one...


I prefer to use ArcMap because that's the program I know well, while colleagues that don't know ESRIs products might be just as happy with google earth or OziExplorer to display their GPS points. It all depends what you want to get out of the product I guess!




Re: open source tools (e.g. wikimapia, wikipedia, google maps, google earth)

Posted by Anonymous at March 20. 2007
Hi Mirjam,

James here from ESRI Aust. Have you had a look at ArcGIS Explorer?

The Beta version can still be downloaded by setting up a free ESRI Global account.

http://arcgisonline.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=download.arcgisexplorer

Here is the link if you would like to try out ArcGIS Explorer, it has a similar look and feel to that of Google Earth, but it is still a GIS tool, and is capable of far more. Even tools, models built within ArcGIS desktop can be posted to ArcGIS Server and then consumed within Explorer.

For all those who are new to this, ArcGIS Explorer is not the same product as the onl ArcExplorer.

For more information check out the ESRI Inc website: www.esri.com

Re: open source tools (e.g. wikimapia, wikipedia, google maps, google earth)

Posted by Mirjam Maughan at April 02. 2007

Re: open source tools (e.g. wikimapia, wikipedia, google maps, google earth)

Posted by Debora De Freitas at May 11. 2007

Previously Mirjam Maughan wrote:




There are so many open source tools (including OziExplorer), and everyone seems to be using a different one...




I prefer to use ArcMap because that's the program I know well, while colleagues that don't know ESRIs products might be just as happy with google earth or OziExplorer to display their GPS points. It all depends what you want to get out of the product I guess!









Re: open source tools (e.g. wikimapia, wikipedia, google maps, google earth)

Posted by Debora De Freitas at May 11. 2007

Hi all,


I found some interesting opensource toolsm.


Have a look:
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats.



GeoNetwork opensource is a standards based, Free and Open Source catalog application to manage spatially referenced resources through the web. It provides powerful metadata editing and search functions as well as an embedded interactive web map viewer. This website contains information related to the use of the software.



Enjoy!



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