There are a lot of great geographic information systems (GIS) that run in web browsers and mobile apps, thanks in large part to the introduction of new web standards in 2010-11 and recent improvements in mobile devices.
And yet, most existing GIS systems are half-built systems that require setup by the users, which can be difficult and inconvenient to common for users who don’t know how to code. There’s also a very limited range of free and open source options for scientific data analysis. We created OpenWebGIS in 2014 to address all of these issues in a single, ready-built solution.
OpenWebGIS is an open source online and offline GIS that can be used in both web browsers and mobile apps.
With the help of OpenWebGIS, users can:
- Extrude images to 2D vector, 2.5D, and 3D layers on the map.
- Obtain spatial and temporal distribution of earthquakes all over the world.
- Get the spatial distribution and brief description of paleontologic occurrencesall over the world.
- Track satellites and the International Space Station (both in real time and for any period of time).
- Get weather data for a region.
- Import/export OpenStreetMap vector data.
- Convert any vector layer to shapefile.
- Image analysis, segmentation of regions by colors and vectorization.
- Geolocating your own position and the position of other people or objects (that are connected to OpenWebGIS).
- Look into the future (with the analysis and time series prediction subsystem)
- Create fractals on the map.
- Select data from Wikipedia or OpenStreetMap and map it.
- Use sensors and Wi-Fi statistics from an Android mobile device and refer data to geographic coordinates.
You can find detailed information about OpenWebGIS features and applicationson our blog.
Read more at : https://opensource.com/life/16/3/openwebgis