The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology.
The projects listed here offer freely available tools and technologies under an open source license.
A small selection of the large number of projects:
MapGuide Open Source & FDO
MapGuide Open Source is a web-based platform that enables users to develop and deploy web mapping applications and geospatial web services. FDO Data Access Technology is an API for manipulating, defining and analysing geospatial information regardless of where it is stored.
MapGuide & FDO were Autodesk commercial products submitted to OSGeo in March 2006.
QGIS is the leading Free and Open Source Desktop GIS. It allows you to create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information on Windows, macOS en Linux.
GDAL is a C++ translator library for more than 200 raster and vector geospatial data formats. It offers an API for a variety of languages such as C, C++, Python, Perl, C# and Java
AutoCAD® Map 3D GIS and mapping software offers easier access to design, GIS, imagery, point cloud, and business information from a broad range of sources, including ESRI, Bentley, Oracle, GE, and other software providers. By using comprehensive data models for the gas, water, wastewater, and electric industries, you can organize disparate asset information and apply industry standards and business requirements to your data.
Convert GIS and CAD Data to Intelligent Industry Models With AutoCAD® Map 3D 2013 software, GIS professionals, planners, and civil engineers can more easily create and manage intelligent industry models by converting GIS and CAD data. Users can populate a new industry model from FDO data sources or DWG™ files and map feature classes and attributes. Then, convert the data to a model and save the database as a DWG/DWT file for use in future projects.
Access to Industry Models in More Formats GIS professionals, planners, and civil engineers can access industry models in Microsoft SQL Server with AutoCAD Map 3D 2013. With the enhanced FDO provider, users can work with enterprise industry models on SQL Server as they do Oracle® systems.
Haris Kurtagic of SL-King has just released a new FDO provider King.SpatiaLite for SpatiaLite.
SpatiaLite is an extension to SQLite to support spatial geometry and conforms to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards.
Haris is an experienced FDO developer who has contributed FDO2FDO, for copying between FDO spatial data sources, as well as several FDO data providers including the King.Oracle open source Oracle provider, the King.Informix IBM Informix Dynamic Server provider and the King.KML provider for KML.
Autodesk has announced the release of LandXplorer Studio Professional 2011 and LandXplorer Server 2011. The focus of the release is the integration of data from geospatial, engineering including BIM, and 3D visualization applications such as Civil 3D, Map 3D, Topobase, Revit, and 3ds Max to create city-scale infrastructure models.
This release includes features such as:
LandXML import for Civil 3D compatibility
Fully configurable FDO interfaces
gbXML export to achieve sun shadow /heat studies of parts of city models using Autodesk Ecotect
FBX 1.x import and export
Improved terrain and city model import workflows, including terrain refinement