Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Western Chapter of the NC Surveyor Society

Last night I presented to the Western Chapter of the NC Surveyor Society on the topic of Local Data Sources and Open-Source GIS. The presentation portion embedded in this post is pretty short however the bulk of the time I demonstrated MapWindow ( and some of it's functionality.

Some nice featuresof MapWindow include:

  • Create and edit shapefiles
  • Projects data - even on the fly - sort of
  • has many other vector tools like merge, clip, buffer etc ...
  • Can connect to postGIS
  • Plugin for exporting to kml
  • accepts many data formats
  • adding WMS layers

Some links from my presentation can be found here:

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