In your research

GeoForAll is a simple idea powered by a global community who are all working for a selfless aim on providing Open Education opportunities for all. It is over a decade since the initial ideas for Open Geospatial Science were propounded. They build upon the proposition of Open science which proposes that scientific knowledge of all kinds develops more rapidly and productively if openly shared (as early as is practical in the discovery process).

The key ingredients that make Open Geospatial Science possible are enshrined in Open Principles, i.e:

  • Open Source geospatial software
  • Open data
  • Open standards
  • Open educational resources, and
  • Open access to research publications

Part of this initiative is to create openness in geo education and to encourage the flair and creativity that is so critical to society’s wellbeing, both now and in the future. In addition to the teaching resources available in the resources section, there are a range of software resources available for your research.

Mapping and Cartography

Data visualization, or cartography for mapping professionals, one of the key advantages of a GIS system. Software in this category ranges from desktop solutions, through to web services, web mapping, and mobile solutions.

Analysis and Processing

Spatial data analysis and processing is an important benefit to working with a GIS. Software in this category includes everything from desktop solutions and web services and the full range from command line tools to databases and cloud processing.

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ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (2015 ) Special Issue on Open Geospatial Science and Applications

Journal on Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards 

Tools for open geospatial science 

Open Geospatial Science and Vision 2030

Open Geoscience



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