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The History of Open Source GIS: An Interactive Infographic

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology is a powerful way to understand our world. Thanks to the open source community, the public today has access to excellent analysis tools, and many of them are free!

makepath is a proud contributor to many open source spatial analysis projects. Through this piece, we want to honor and highlight the contributors that have made it possible for open source GIS to grow and flourish.

This is an interactive piece. You can click on the name of a library to see details and anecdotes directly from the creators themselves.

This is an open source infographic. If you have ideas, contributions, or additional libraries you would like included, we have set up a GitHub page for this timeline. With a nod to our favorite programming language, Python, take a journey down our timeline to follow the ever evolving story of open source GIS!

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