Gives developers access to advanced GIS, GPS, and mapping applications through a browser
HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2009 — click2try(TM) (http://www.click2try.com) today announced that it has added the Arramagong 2.0.3 Live DVD, a suite of more than a dozen geospatial, data transformation, and mapping tools to its online catalog of Open Source software. Working closely with members of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), click2try has added Arramagong to provide access to developers who want to use any or all of the bundled geospatial applications to build advanced spatially enabled software applications. The release coincides with the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference being held this year in Sydney, Australia from October 20th through the 23rd.
Arramagong version 2.0.3 includes the following components:
- deegree 2.2 – software for accessing, analyzing, processing and publishing data sources.
- GeoKettle 3.2.0 - a “spatially enabled” version of Pentaho Data Integration, a data transformation tool.
- GeoNetwork 2.4.1 - a server that allows users to catalog datasets and resources using XML metadata standards.
- GeoServer 1.7.6 - a server that allows users to share and edit geospatial data.
- GpsDrive 2.10pre7 – a transportation navigation system.
- GRASS 6.4.0 - a geographic information system (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization.
- gvSIG 1.9RC1 – a desktop GIS.
- Kosmo 1.2.1 – a desktop GIS designed for full management of spatial information.
- MapFish 1.2dev - a complete framework for building rich web-mapping applications.
- Mapnik – a toolkit for developing mapping applications and building beautiful maps.
- Mapserver 5.4 – a development environment for building spatially enabled Internet applications.
- MapTiler 1.0 beta1 – a tool for publishing maps and generating map overlay mashups.
- pgRouting 1.03 – adds routing functionality to PostGIS.
- PostGIS 8.3 – a PostgreSQL library that supports for geographic objects and functions for the PostgreSQL database.
- Quantum GIS – a desktop GIS which is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).
- R 2.8.1 - a freely available statistical computing language and engine.
- uDig 1.2-M6 – an open source (LGPL) desktop application framework.
“Interest in geospatial application development is exploding these days. We felt it was critical to provide these valuable resources to the community at large,” said Tom Callaghan, click2try Vice President of Technical Services.
Over the last few years, Open Source geospatial technologies have matured and are being used in a range of products such as GPS devices, auto navigation systems, and mobile phone applications, as well as in projects like land use, real estate, urban and traffic planning, water resource management, archaeology, and urban infrastructure maintenance, to name just a few.
“click2try is one more way for developers to get their hands on Arramagong easily,” said Cameron Shorter, Arramagong Project Coordinator and Geospatial Solutions Manager at LISAsoft. “Arramagong allows users to easily try out the robust, feature-rich stack of applications offered by Geospatial Open Source. It is a compelling marketing tool for us organizations who support Open Source.”
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) was created to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. Our goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects. For more information, visit http://www.osgeo.org.
click2try is a content-rich, Community-driven Web site for sourcing, testing, evaluating, and hosting existing Open Source software products on pre-configured virtual appliances. With the most comprehensive collection of information on selected Open Source software applications online, click2try is committed to extending the access and the usability of Open Source software to as many people as possible by making it simple, reliable and economical to use. For more information, visit http://www.click2try.com.
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