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gvSIG and NASA World Wind: open source GIS for INSPIRE

César Martínez, Patrick Hogan and Alvaro Anguix

(Submission #144)


gvSIG Desktop is a Geographic Information System (GIS) developed by the gvSIG Association. WorldWind is a virtual globe developed by NASA. In 2015 these two open source GIS software projects began collaboration to integrate WorldWind with gvSIG. As a result, gvSIG 2.2 offers a complete GIS package to manage and visualize your geospatial data. gvSIG Desktop includes support for the different OGC standards (WMS, WFS, WMTS, WCS, Catalogue, Gazetteer...), offering a wide access to the information for any Spatial Data Infrastructure, including all the SDI nodes of INSPIRE. With this latest version, all geospatial data can be analysed and visualized in both 2D and 3D with multiple projections. In addition, gvSIG Desktop has an extension for publishing and maintaining your GIS information using free map servers. This greatly facilitates the process for setting-up and maintaining Spatial Data Infrastructure nodes. This makes gvSIG very useful for SDI data publishing, processing and ongoing analysis. Additionally, gvSIG Online is another free platform for the implementation of Spatial Data Infrastructures, comprising a database, a map server, a geoportal and a dashboard for the management of the Spatial Data Infrastructure, which can be accessed from gvSIG Desktop. In this way, the collaboration between gvSIG Association and NASA WorldWind makes available a complete solution for the creation and maintenance of a Spatial Data Infrastructure that includes 3D analysis combined with visualization capabilities. There are no license fees for these solutions, significantly reducing the cost of SDI-related work. These solutions also ensure technological independence, allowing anyone in the SDI community to maintain full control over their solution technology.


Topic Area:  [2.2] Technologies and tools required to deliver INSPIRE
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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Comments:   GIS, open source, 3D, SDI, Spatial Data Infrastructures, gvSIG, NASA World Wind

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