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Blogs and Commentary


  • OSGeo: Not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software.
  • FOSS4G: Annual conference for open source geospatial software

GeoPortal List

Open-Source Desktop Software

  • GDAL - Open source raster processing package with both command line utilities and an API
  • GDAL Command Line Utilities - Master list of utilities with related geoprocessing functionality
  • GDAL ConfigOptions - System controls for utilities
  • GDAL Raster Formats - Master list of hard to remember and non-standard raster formats
  • QGIS - Fully functional GIS package with easy to learn graphical interface
  • UDIG - Java based GIS
  • GeoDa - Spatial analysis and statistics package

Useful References, Websites, Video Collections, and Annotated Bibliographies

GeoServer on Steroids – Overview of Geoserver

Fosslc – Video site with presentations from FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Lanyard – Some presentations from FOSS4G 2013 North America