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Autodesk's Liam Speden on How Open Source Can Help Coordinate Our World

Nov 04, 2007, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dahna McConnachie)

[ Thanks to Stonyandcher for this link. ]

"Autodesk recently announced plans to donate its coordinate system (CS) and map projection technology to the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). The software, acquired from Mentor Software will help users to more easily support geographic coordinate conversions and allow accurate and precise geospatial analysis. This planned donation joins other previous Open Source donations by the company, including the web mapping MapGuide and the geospatial data access technology (FDO) software, both donated last year.

"PC World Australia speaks with Autodesk Mapguide Product Manager, Liam Speden about the Mentor technology and what the donation means to the open source community, the geospatial community and to Autodesk..."

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