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Frank Gasdorfon 18 June 2013
Transcript of uDig
uDig GIS -
Framework for Geospatial Information and Analysis
Refractions Research started uDig in 2004
Why Open Source?
We need to get the job done
We use open source
We use proprietary
Open source our own tools allows
us to share maintenance costs
Being active allowed me to meet you
Access to experts
Sharing development risk
running as a thick client,
native on Windows,
Mac OS/X and Linux
drag and drop
and de facto geospatial web services
providing the framework on which complex analytical capabilities can be built, and gradually subsuming those capabilities into the main application
"Geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data."
the best of the open source stack
Plug-in System – Eclipse RCP
Topology – JTS
Standards Support – GeoTools
Not limited to just Java
ImageIO-Ext project bridging GDAL to JAI
uDig Software Developers Kit
Front end to data-warehouse
using R for stats
Hydrological Modeling in Java
Advanced Editing Tools
for spatial Objects
for line segments
to build a consistent
network in an
Happy GIS Day - 14th November 2012
Image source: http://odt.org/hdp/
Distant Early Warning System
A Multi-hazard Approach
Directly view WMS
Directly edit WFS
Integrate standard GIS data
Hide complexity of network access
ESRI GIS Architecture
FOSS GIS Stack
uDig is proposed open source project under the LocationTech Industry Working Group
License change from LGPL to EPL + BSD started and almost done
plan to finish transition to Eclipse Infrastructure till March 2013
Proposal : http://udig.github.com/proposal/proposal.html
JIRA Issue Tracker
User Mailing List
Developer Mailing List
Thanks! You like to learn more?
Feel free to ask any questions or just contact me!
Direct hands on experience
Drag and Drop
Responsive user interface
optimize for the 90% use case
Make use of all the information