The application has the following features: 1) Display a map with streets, railways, rivers, parks, altitude and other features. The route-finder can be customized to match the cyclists preferences (fastest or nicest route, keep wind direction and hills into account etc.). 4) Automatically fetch current Berlin weather data." Buddy Space "Buddy Space is an instant messenger with four novel twists: (1) it allows optional maps for geographical & office-plan visualizations in addition to standard 'buddy lists'; (2) it is built on open source Jabber, which makes it interoperable with ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and others; (3) it is implemented in Java, so it is cross-platform; (4) it is built by a UK research lab, so it is 100% free with full sources readily available.[ License: Academic Free License (AFL), Jabber License ]"Bundler is a structure-from-motion (Sf M) system for unordered image collections (for instance, images from the Internet) written in C and C++.
In addition to those alphabetized here, many great projects are listed at the end and will be integrated soon. The definition of GIS is kept loose to encompass a broad range of projects which deal with spatial technology.
Descriptive text gathered from the project site is in quotes.
Almost all of these projects fit the definition of Open Source Software as defined by the Open Source Initiative, and most of them fit the stricter definition of Free Software as defined by the Free Software Foundation.
"Batik is a Java(tm) technology based toolkit for applications or applets that want to use images in the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format for various purposes, such as viewing, generation or manipulation." [License: Apache Batik ]BBBike "BBBike is an information system for cyclists in Berlin and Brandenburg (Germany).
Cesium is a Java Script library for creating 3D globes and 2D maps in a web browser without a plugin.
It uses Web GL for hardware-accelerated graphics, and is cross-platform, cross-browser, and tuned for dynamic-data visualization.
[ License: Apache 2.0 ] "Chameleon technology represents a revolutionary advancement in Web mapping technology.
Primarily GIS is the initial focus, but consider also CAD, CASE, project management (eg PERT charts), and others.
Built-in scripting, C API, also supports Tcl and Java." Dr.