Tag Archives: open source

3rd Catedra gvSIG Contest

The aim of the Cátedra gvSIG is to create a meeting point for users interested in free space technologies. In order to foment an environment of shared knowledge and participating in the dissemination of free geomatics, the chair organizes this … Continue reading

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Eulogy and risks of two new open source initiatives in Europe: Bulgaria and the Valencian Community.

Two new legal initiatives to promote the use of open source have been announced in the last months, both of them aligned with the current European Union strategies like the Open Source Strategy and the ISA-Developing and sharing IT solutions … Continue reading

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Nuevas iniciativas europeas pro-software libre: De Bulgaria a la Comunidad Valenciana. Elogios y riesgos

En poco más de un mes nos encontramos con dos nuevas iniciativas legislativas en territorio europeo en pro del uso del software libre, alineadas con las estrategías de la propia Unión Europea en relación al software libre como la “Open … Continue reading

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As a reminder: Webinar “Getting started with gvSIG”

Related to “Introduction to gvSIG” summer webinars. “Getting started with gvSIG” – August 3rd (14:00 UTC – Check the time in your country) At the first webinar we’ll see how to manage a gvSIG project. We’ll create new views with … Continue reading

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gvSIG, an important tool applied to Open Education

In the light of the International Map Year (IMY), the ICA and its commissions are highlighting the value of cartography by “mapping” the UN sustainable development goals. The sustainable development goals and their targets can be mapped based on the … Continue reading

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Open source software: Modernity versus Middle Ages

Let’s suppose to travel back to the past and try to replace the medieval concept of knowledge to applied knowledge to computer skill or, if you prefer, to geomatics that is the science this blog deals with. During the Middle … Continue reading

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Another big lie: interoperability without open source software

The interoperability concept is currently on everyone’s tongue. Everything has to be interoperable. It’s necessary, it’s ideal, it’s legal. Implementation of an IT system or solution wouldn’t come to mind to anybody. Or, at least, consciously. But, what is the … Continue reading

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Smart cities: what about the reuse?

At this point in our live we still get indignant about seeing tenders and public grants and most of them related to Smart Cities in the last years where basically citizens money is spent in software licenses acquisition. Licenses with … Continue reading

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