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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..."

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