Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS)

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS4G)

The Open Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) supports the development of many Open Source geospatial projects.  The following is a list of a few of the more popular software:

  • MapServer - a very popular Open Source engine for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the Web.
  • GRASS GIS - commonly referred to as GRASS, this is a full featured GIS used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization.
  • Quantum GIS - commonly referred to as QGIS, this 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, and is often used as the visual front-end for GRASS.

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GANS would like to thanks the following Corporate Sponsors:

  • AGRG - Applied Geomatics Research Group
  • Atlantic Air Survey Ltd.
  • Canadian GIS & Geomatics
  • CBCL - Consulting Engineers
  • COGS - Centre of Geographic Sciences
  • Dalhousie University
  • Esri Canada
  • Gateway Geomatics
  • Geonet Technologies Inc.
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Halifax Water
  • Interpretation Resources
  • SEG Consulting
  • Service Nova Scotia & Municipal Relations

Also check out the Corporate Sponsor Page or the Map of Corporate Sponsors


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