Creation date: 2005-01-01
Publication date: 2005-01-01
Abstract: 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/
Purpose: GeoMoose was particularly designed to meet the needs of local government to publish maps on the web. It has been packaged it so it can be easily downloaded, configured, and deployed using basic web publishing skills.
Service type: Standalone application
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