Open Source Map Site Faces Success and Growing Pain
Dec 02, 2007, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fernando Cassia)
"FC: How was the mapa.buenosaires.gov.ar project born?, and when
did you join the effort?
"PC: I entered USIG back in July 2002 and joined its project to
bring back under state control a series of services which were
privatised ten years ago. I was part of a team of excellent
professionals, many of whom came from the University of Buenos
Aires (National Tech University). Due to our sympathy for Open
Source software, by 2004 we were requested to evaluate the
available GIS software under a free software license at the time,
to find the feasibility of developing a simple tool to provide
geographic information over the web..."