Open Source Links

I have listed the open source standards I have either worked with and have developed prototype ArcGIS desktop applications for or have found to be useful and interesting.

 

LandXML.org

LandXML.org is an open data standard and is driven by an industry consortium of partners.  Although the list of partners is somewhat sparse there are some heavyweights on the list such as AutoDesk and Bentley among others.

http://www.landxml.org/

(Note: This web site ceased operations in Nov of 2012. Looking for a suitable replacement link. Not sure who is going to carry the flame for a pretty cool open-source data exchange format from here on.  My own LandXML Import Tool contained in the CARET-Toolbox for ArcGIS extension available from the Penton Geospatial website was built around the landxml.org data standards document.) 

 

NetCDF

NetCDF is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. This standard has many opportunities for integration into the ArcGIS environment.

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/

 

Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET)

Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET) is a free, open-source geoprocessing toolbox that can help you solve a wide variety of marine research, conservation, and spatial planning problems.

http://mgel.env.duke.edu/mget/

 

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