[Freegis-list] FreeGIS at the Systems 2000, Munich
Sun, 12 Nov 2000 15:35:20 +0100
I am just back from the Systems 2000 in Munich.
We presented the FreeGIS project at the LinuxPark
from 6.11. to 10.11.
Bernhard Reiter also had a presentation about Free GIS
at the Linux Forum.
In short: We received interest far beyond what I expected.
GIS is gaining broader interest in general and many
people were happy to see that this topic
is covered by Free Software.
Especially the web mapping tools MapServer and MapIt!
surprised lots of visitors - there will be many
downloads soon. Also the capabilities of a full GIS
were thought as only available for some 10K Euro per
license. We gave them the FreeGIS CD in their hands
to play around with GRASS and distribute it among
their collegues :-)
We talked to several companies and explained
the potential of the Free Software approach and they realized
that it makes sense to support further developments
(in general and for specific purposes).
Finally, I was happy to talk to some Free GIS users and developers.
The FreeGIS series in the german Linux Magazin will continue
and some further interesting GIS tools will be released as
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/