gvSIG is a viable robust alternative to commercially available GIS packages

Simon Christopher Cropper

Abstract


This article reviews the GIS workflow of a small environmental company and explains how gvSIG is the first open source package to complete the bulk of the steps identified without the need to use third party software or falling back to commercial software.

The article also discusses the primary characteristics looked for in open source alternatyives to ArcView 3, and how gvSIG compares to this list.

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to use third party software or falling back to commercial software

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