Monday, October 8, 2007

OpenJUMP – The free, Java based and open source

What is OpenJump?

"JUMP is a computer program that uses a unified mapping platform as a visualisation framework … " (changed ESRI key note on What is GIS? by M. Bobzien)

:o) But to be a bit more serious..

OpenJUMP is an open source GIS software written in Java. It is based on JUMP GIS by Vivid Solutions

First of all… => see also here
  • It is a Vector GIS that can read rasters as well
  • OpenJUMP is known to work on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms, but should work on any operating system that runs Java 1.4 or later.
  • It is not just another free demo viewer, but you can edit, save, analyze etc. with JUMP / OpenJUMP
  • It works, even with medium size datasets, and with professional touch
  • It provides a GIS API with a flexible plugin structure, so that new features are relatively easy to develope around the sound mapping platform.
  • It utilises standards like GML, WMS and WFS
  • It is already translated in English, Finnish, French, German, Portugese and Spanish. The translation in other languages is in progress.
  • ..and it is free (under the GPL license).

No comments: