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- GeoMoose: GeoMoose is open-source web mapping software available to anyone at no cost. Using GeoMoose, anyone, especially city, county, or other governmental units, can create interactive mapping applications for their website or simply put basic GIS capabilities on the desktop of anyone in their organization.
GeoMoose was created by the City of St. Paul and enhanced by the OpenMNND Project, a collaborative effort involving agencies in Minnesota and North Dakota funded by an FGDC grant. OpenMNND focused GeoMoose on local government needs and packaged it so it can be easily downloaded, configured, and deployed using basic web publishing skills. No programming is required. Based on open standards and open-source software, entire applications can be built without having to purchase any software.
GeoMoose is designed around a services-oriented architecture, which means it can use other web servers on the Internet and distributed application components on your own servers. Map layers can come directly from web mapping services published by a variety of government agencies or by accessing your own data using MapServer. This minimizes the need to copy and process large volumes of data. Other web-based information services can be accessed to integrate associated systems dynamically based on user interaction with the application. As a result, GIS applications can be provided on most servers or workstations without requiring special performance capabilities, disk space, or database software.
For more information on GeoMoose, see http://www.geomoose.org/moose
For more information on MapServer, see http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/ (Standalone application)
- IFSAR: IFSAR technology maps large areas more quickly and more efficiently than any other technology in the world. A fixed-wing aircraft, equipped with IFSAR, can operate day or night, in clear or cloudy conditions— virtually anywhere, anytime.
IFSAR is advanced, flexible, and capable of handling a high volume of data. This means it is less expensive than competing technologies, while still providing you with highly-accurate (+\- 1 Meter) digital elevation products that can enable a wide range of innovative applications.
Intermap’s IFSAR systems use two antennas separated by an interferometric baseline to image the earth’s surface by transmitting radar pulses toward the terrain. The reflected energy, represented by the lines from the two antennas to the terrain below,is recorded by both antennas, simultaneously providing the system with two SAR images containing amplitude and phase of the same point on the ground, separated only by the phase difference created by the space between the two antennas. In addition, as the aircraft passes over the terrain, global positioning system (GPS)
data from both aircraft- and ground-based GPS devices and navigation data from an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) onboard the aircraft are collected.
The phase difference between the antennas for each image point — along with range, baseline, GPS, and navigation data — is used to infer the precise topographic height of the terrain being imaged. This enables us to create an interferogram (depicting the phase difference) from which we derive our DSMs and ORIs. Through additional processing, we generate our DTM and CORI products. (Standalone application)
- MetroGIS Geocoder Software: MetroGIS open source geocoder software DO NOT USE DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE IF YOU JUST WANT TO USE THE GEOCODING SERVICE. A GEOCODING SERVICE BASED ON THIS SOFTWARE IS HOSTED BY LMIC.
However, you can get and use a copy of the software for your own purposes. It is open source. The software was intended for use with MetroGIS regional datasets, but could be used with any dataset(s). Intention is to use the MetroGIS Regional Parcel dataset then cascade to TLG roads. (Standalone application)