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

[ 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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