The aim of the present monoGIS project is to implement a complete GIS system on top of the new, industry-proven mono platform. Instead of the many other approaches, which try to build a system from scratch, monoGIS is focused on already existing pieces.
Mono is multi-platform, multi-language and multi-technology. The term multi-technology means that you may couple a variety a different programming platforms within the same application.
Because of this multi-technology aspect, monoGIS has been built upon the following already existing sources:
The monoGIS project objectives are at least:
- a core SDK (let's say a kind of monoGIS Objects)
- tools (e.g. format conversions,coordinate transformations, polygonization, ..)
- server components, such as an OGC Web Map Service implementation,
- desktop components (viewer, editor & some thin client, such as ArcGIS® Explorer)
The desktops components will certainly be based upon additional libraries (like SAGA, QCAD, gvSIG, etc.).
MonoGIS is licensed under LGPL terms.
Currently, monoGIS implements the following modules:
The following formats are supported:
- ESRI Shapefiles
- Geomedia GDO (stored in MDB, SQL Server or Oracle)
- some OGR supported formats (DGN v7, MapInfo, Oracle Spatial)
- JPEG, PNG, TIFF and ECW (Windows only) raster data sets
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