Encyclopedia of GIS

2017 Edition
| Editors: Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong, Xun Zhou

MapWindow GIS

  • Daniel P. Ames
  • Christopher D. Michaelis
  • Allen Anselmo
  • Lailin Chen
  • Harold Dunsford
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17885-1_753

Synonyms

Definition

MapWindow GIS is an open source geographic information system that includes a desktop application and a set of programmable mapping and geoanalytical components. Because it is distributed as open source software under the Mozilla Public License, MapWindow GIS can be reprogrammed to perform different or more specialized tasks and can be extended as needed by end users and developers. MapWindow GIS has been adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a platform for its BASINS watershed analysis system and is downloaded over 3000 times per month by end users who need a free GIS data viewer and programmers who need tools for commercial and non-commercial software applications.

Main Text

MapWindow GIS is a desktop open source GIS and set of programmable objects intended to be used in the Microsoft Windows operating system. Because it is developed using the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel P. Ames
    • 1
  • Christopher D. Michaelis
    • 1
  • Allen Anselmo
    • 1
  • Lailin Chen
    • 1
  • Harold Dunsford
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geosciences, Geospatial Software LabIdaho State UniversityPocatelloUSA