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FMaps GIS/RS (Geographic Information System/ Remote Sensing) Application
Entry ID: FMaps

Abstract: FMaps is a open source GIS/RS (Geographic Information System/Remote Sensing) application on the Linux and Gnome compatible platforms.

FMaps is developed using the GTK+/Gnome toolkit. To speed up development, Glade is used to design the user interface allowing programmers to concentrate on code rather than complicated GUI calls. The whole application is in C. It is
supposed because of the nature of GTK and Gnome that this application could be run on other platforms than Lunix: Unixes, Windowses

The database engine is PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL is an opensource SQL server. The choice of this SQL server over others like mSQL and MySQL, is that first it is free, secondly the implementation is much more advanced than others opensource SQL server. For instance PostgreSQL includes arrays as valid data types. Arrays are important to store sets of coordinates. Though a user defined type may be
created to follow more closely the opengis specifications. A SQL server provides multi-user secure access to data over networks, this is a unique advantage over proprietary developed database files.

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Description: Download FMaps.

ISO Topic Category

Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing
Spatial Database
Open Source

Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-06-21
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-07-25