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Introduction to OpenSource WebMapping - Beyond Google Maps

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Regardless of industry, over 80% of the data that we work with have a spatial reference and mapping is a simple and effective way to view it, be it at the heart of the solution or only a small component of it.

Beyond the free Google Maps API and its competitors, the world of open source geospatial offers a suite of tools enabling you to push the boundaries of web mapping. Having in hand a full range of software, a company can fully exploit its spatial data by integrating this essential component that is the map to its solution.

This presentation offers an introduction to the open source geospatial world with an overview of the various software packages available and a description of how to make them fit your needs.

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