Software & Tools

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Community Based Mapping Tools

Some free innovative Mapping Tools which help in local resource mapping and data to map interface.

It informs about simple and user friendly Mapping tools for Development practitioners, NGOs, Institutions and Researchers.

Landscape Values Institute

The Landscape Values Institute is a non-profit consortium of international researchers and planners interested in advancing knowledge about landscape values to improve land allocation and management. Landscape value and special place mapping is a planning technique whose principles are grounded in sustainable land use and environmental protection, meaningful public participation, and the inclusion of multiple values in land use decision making.

Within the web site you will find numerous examples of applications,methods, and tools for mapping and analyzing landscape values and special places. You will also find resources to help design and implement landscape value mapping for a variety of planning applications.

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Free Cartography Systems

This website provides many links to free and open source software pages for mapping as well as to information about such systems.


Quantum GIS - Free GIS!

Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS lets you browse and create map data on your computer.