The term “open” with respect to geospatial has been all over the news in the past week or so. What’s going on in open source, open data and organizations that support these open things? What should the geospatial community know about “open” in 2014 and what should members do to take advantages of the growing open geospatial movement?
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Mission | Open Source Initiative
In the mid-1990s, geospatial technology developers, solution providers and vendors came together in India to provide a much needed impetus to the geospatial industry. But a similar initiative for topographical surveying and mapping is needed. Surveying and mapping forms the basis of all geospatial analysis and it is important to convene a forum on the most current tools and technology. This article provides information on the history of surveying in India...