How to Cite GIS Materials When writing a research paper or an article that contains references to GIS data, maps, or other geospatial material, it’s important to include a proper citation crediting the author of the GIS work. Citations vary depending on if the map is a single piece of work, part of a map series, an atlas, or a map that is part of a book or a journal article. There are even specific citations if the map was created using GIS software or you are citing GIS data. There are varying citation guidelines for static web maps versus dynamic online mapping applications. For each map, first consult the original work in order to extract the necessary information. Scan the map for the necessary information. gmapcatcher Overview GMapCatcher is an offline maps viewer. It can display maps from many providers such as: CloudMade, OpenStreetMap, Yahoo Maps, Bing Maps, Nokia Maps, SkyVector, Google Map. It displays them using a custom GUI. User can view the maps while offline.
Geotools 8.0 Released The Geotools community is pleased to announce the availability of Geotools 8.0 for download on sourceforge. If you are using Maven, this release is deployed to our OSGeo Maven Repository: For more information on setting up your project with Maven, see the Quickstart (included in the user guide documentation pack above). Geotools 8.0 is a stable release made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.2-RC2 and GeoWebCache 1.3-RC4. Currently there are no additional updates to 2.7.x planned. GPX Resources GPX, the GPS Exchange Format, is supported by hundreds of software applications and Web sites, making it the standard format for interchanging GPS data between GPS receivers, desktop and mobile software, and Web-based services. Windows GPX Software Mobile GPX Software GPX-enabled software for Mobile Phones and PocketPC and Palm PDAs:
Mapnik Available languages — Mapnik is an open source toolkit for rendering maps. Among other things, it is used to render the five main Slippy Map layers on the OpenStreetMap website. It supports a variety of geospatial data formats and provides flexible styling options for designing many different kinds of maps. Gmaps GPS Route Planner Route Name: Search: Tools and Options To import a GPX file, paste its contents here and click OK. To save, copy the text below, paste it into a text editor, and save from there. Marengo GPS Route Planner $Revision: 1.2 $ Copyright © 2007 Marengo Ltd (by Martyn Davis) This program (not Google Maps) is released under the GPL
Osm2pgsql Available languages — osm2pgsql is a command-line based program that converts OpenStreetMap data to postGIS-enabled PostgreSQL databases. Such databases are often used to render OSM data visually using Mapnik, as PostgreSQL is one of the most efficient and flexible formats Mapnik can use for querying large amounts of data. For more information on using osm2pgsql to render OpenStreetMap data with Mapnik, see the Mapnik page. Its homepage is: It currently does not have a sole maintainer but is maintained by a community of contributors and Osm2pgsql does not a designate 'stable' or 'development' versions but most recent builds should be able to be used in a production environment. Until April 2013, it was hosted on svn.
GpsPrune GpsPrune is an application for viewing, editing and converting coordinate data from GPS systems. Basically it's a tool to let you play with your GPS data after you get home from your trip. Screenshot from a Linux system showingthe map view and altitude profile It can load data from arbitrary text-based formats (for example, any tab-separated or comma-separated file) or Xml, or directly from a GPS receiver. 21_home (iTrail) The idea behind iTrail is that you should be able to use your phone to track your performance whilst you are out doing physical things, running, cycling, hiking or skiing, and then be able to use the data how ever you want. Using iTrail you can record the trail you follow, and then plot it on a map. You can record how fast, how far and how high you went and then plot them on a graph. You store many trails and compare you performance between them. Your trails can be exported to an every growling list of websites and applications.
Osm2postgresql To simplify rendering with QGIS and other GIS/web servers, this script sets up a PostgreSQL / PostGIS server or database, imports OSM data into it, process those data (including multi-polygons with holes) and proposes a classification. This project is different from the following projects: (although they have a few common goals, hence the related names). It is available at Features