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Software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed with or without modification.

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Features in commercial GIS software missing in FOSS GIS?

functionality and ease of use of ArcGIS Network Analyst extension high quality map production: it's possible with FOSS, but a bunch of extra work sophisticated suite of spatial interpolation tools av …
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How to create a WMS Service to display a geo-reference image

For a non-programming (but not FOSS) way you could create a free account and try to upload your image to GIScloud. WMS is one of the outputs you can get fron your project there. Check docs for more in …
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Need a Benchmark GPS Trajectory data-set?

Open PFLOW project offers: open dataset for typical people mass movement in urban areas Tokyo metropolitan area is available and Chukyo metropolitan area seems to be under preparation. Details …
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Web-map with mouse-over effect

Flash approach to the problem might be through StatPlanet.
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Discontinuous or Interrupted map projections?

mapproj R package supports nice range of projections, sinusoidal among them. You might also look at Jack van Wijk's Myriahedral Projections according to his paper: All images were produced with a …
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Examples of thematic mapping web services built with FOSS GIS

There is a nice project from SEAI mapping wind and geothermal energy potential. Very neat example of using MapFish and OpenLayers. Although not purely about maapping I like design of EveryBlock. As f …
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Open source tools for creating and publishing animated web maps?

If you can put your data into JSON, KML, or GeoRSS then timemap handles time in a very elegant way. UPDATE: Other options to consider: StatPlanet Geopublisher
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GIS developer blogs ... recommendations?

Few from my side, mostly out of ESRI world: CARTODB MapBox OPENGEO Linfiniti Geo Blog Smathermather's Weblog GISTUTOR Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK Google Geo Developers
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Seeking alternatives to pgRouting for open source routing / network analysis?

There are two new players in R software environment (personally untested): sfnetworks https://github.com/luukvdmeer/sfnetworks stplanr https://github.com/ropensci/stplanr Looking at the docs and exa …
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How to generate schemas of GIS hardware / software / workflows?

Quite often I find myself in a situation where I need to explain hardware or software GIS infrastructure to people with no or limited knowledge of GIS. Or give an overview of geoprocessing tasks invol …
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Alternatives to Ushahidi for Crowdsourcing?

Have a look at Open Data Kit. Open source and free. Actively used. With science behind. i2maps from NCG might be another option. In examples section of their website you will find Twitter Trends and …
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Seeking Open Source Training Materials?

ELOGeo Project has couple of good pointers in its repository, and let's hope it will grow larger.
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Seeking alternatives to pgRouting for open source routing / network analysis?

In Alpha release but looks promising: GeoDaNet (Alpha) - Spatial point pattern analysis on networks (based on PySAL Ptyhon library, concieved in GeoDa centre). (Slides, manual, download.)
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Alternatives to Network Analyst

In Alpha release but looks promising: GeoDaNet (Alpha) - Spatial point pattern analysis on networks (based on PySAL Ptyhon library, concieved in GeoDa centre). (Slides, manual, download.)
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