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BostonGIS is a testbed for GIS and Web Mapping solutions utilizing open source, freely available and/or open gis technologies. We will be using mostly Boston, Massachusetts data to provide mapping and spatial database examples.

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Desktop GIS
ST-Links Spatial Database Connectors more ...
OpenJump more ...
Portable GIS 1.2: GIS Tools on a USB Stick more ...
gvSIG: GIS Mapping Desktop Client more ...
QGIS

Quantum GIS is an opensource desktop GIS tool that supports ESRI Shape, MapInfo Tab/MIF, PostGIS and various raster formats such as GeoTiff, ErDas Imagine, Jpeg 2000, ERMapper (ECW), and ESRI ArcInfo ASCII Grid. It has both viewing and some rudimentary editing and attribute querying capabilities.

Quantum works on Windows and Unix. It works on Mac as well, but not quite clear how well it works on Mac.

The most recent version of QGIS has a plug-in architecture for Python to allow for creating Python based plug-ins. It also works with GRASS.



User-Friendly Desktop Intenet GIS (uDig) more ...
MassGIS Online Viewer (OLIVER) more ...
External Data
GIS Events and Groups
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External Resources
Glossary
GIS Blogs Around Boston
External GIS Blogs
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GIS Quick Guides and References
OpenStreetMap and OpenLayers Tutorials
PostGIS, pgRouting, and PostgreSQL Tutorials
Part 1: Getting Started With PostGIS: An almost Idiot's Guide (PostGIS 2.2) more ...
pgRouting: Loading OpenStreetMap with Osm2Po and route querying more ...
Part 1: Getting Started With PostGIS: An almost Idiot's Guide (PostGIS 2.0) more ...
OSCON 2009: Tips and Tricks for Writing PostGIS Spatial Queries more ...
PGCon2009: PostGIS 1.4, PostgreSQL 8.4 Spatial Analysis Queries, Building Geometries, Open Jump more ...
PLR Part 3: PL/R and Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) RGDAL more ...
PostGIS Nearest Neighbor: A Generic Solution - Much Faster than Previous Solution more ...
Solving the Nearest Neighbor Problem in PostGIS more ...
PLR Part 2: PL/R and PostGIS more ...
PLR Part 1: Up and Running with PL/R (PLR) in PostgreSQL: An almost Idiot's Guide more ...
Part 2 - PostGIS and SharpMap in ASP.NET 2.0 using VB.NET: Displaying the Maps more ... download
Part 1 - PostGIS and SharpMap in ASP.NET 2.0 using VB.NET: Compiling SharpMap with PostGIS more ...
Part 3: PostGIS Loading Data from Non-Spatial Sources more ...
Part 2: Introduction to Spatial Queries and SFSQL with PostGIS more ...
Miscellaneous Tutorials/Cheatsheets/Examples
SpatiaLite Tutorials
Boston External Map Examples
SQL Server 2008 Tutorials
UMN Mapserver Tutorials
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