MapTools.org Resource For Open Source Developers

by Glenn Letham

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MapTools.org, a resource for users and developers in the open source mapping community, and a home to numerous open source projects. Open Source developers and GIS enthusiasts involved with projects like the Mapserver Foundation are no doubt familiar with this project... those interested in the Open Source movement will find maptools to be a valuable resource.

The projects that are hosted on maptools.org offer essential services including: latest downloads, CVS repositories for source code, bug lists, community mailing lists, and project documentation. Some of the links provided at maptools.org are to selected open source projects hosted elsewhere that are related to the projects hosted on MapTools.org.

Maptools provides users with information and links to valuable developer resources like:

FreeGIS.org
RemoteSensing.org
OpenSourceGIS.org
Developers can stay informed of developments and news affecting other open source projects. News briefs and reent updates inlude information about the Mapserver Foundation project, MApbender, CartoWeb, and FWTools initiative.

Finally, users will find comprehensive information, resources, and downloads for a number of open source toolsets, open source libraries, utilities, and code-sets including:

FGS Linux Installer
FWTools
MS4W
GRASS
OpenEV
Quantum GIS
uDig

See http://www.maptools.org/