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1 Moodling Along: Experiences with Open Source GIS in the Classroom

2 Moodle Sites

3 Moodle Stats 1.Currently there are 33008 sites from 192 countries who have registered. 5105 of these have requested privacy and are not shown in the lists. 2.1,378,226 courses 3.13,785,536 users 4.1,722,140 Teachers 5.17,729,145 Current Enrollments 6.70 Sites with more than 20,000 users

4 Open Source Systems Program Year Founded University or Organization BASINS 42006Idaho State University/EPA MapWindow2004Utah State University /Idaho State University Quantum GIS Private Sector uDig2004Refractions (Canada) DIVA-GISSouth America / Berkley gvSIG2004Spain ILWISNetherlands OpenEV2004 Private Sector SAGA2005Germany GRASS 1982Baylor University

5 Completion Certificate

6 COAPS GIS Course Work 2006

7 COAPS GIS Course Work 2007

8 Efforts by COAPS in 2006 Coursework goes to the following Countries: Australia Bangladesh Brazil Canada ChileChina ColumbiaFrance Germany GreeceIndia Indonesia Italy JapanMalaysia MexicoNepalNetherlands Pakistan PeruPhilippines PolandPortugal Spain SwedenSwitzerland Taiwan ThailandTurkey United Kingdom United States Zimbabwe

9 Other Programs Penn State University Web Courses on on-line mapping with Open Source Software Idaho State University Directed Individual Studies Course at Masters Level UMass Amherst an online course for no credit, because there are at least 15 from African countries who can't afford the fees University of Illinois at Champaign-Urban Geoda

10 Moodling Along Enrollment for the fall courses will open on August 01, 2007 and close on September 24, 2007, The first day the courses will be available to take is September 17, 2007. A Practical Look at Diva GIS (GIS 101) A Practical Look at MapWindow GIS (GIS 102) A Practical Look at Quantum GIS (GIS 103) A Practical Look at uDig (GIS 104) A Practical Look at BASIN4 (GIS 105) A Practical Look at AccuGlobe 2007 (GIS 202)

11 Current Enrollment – Fall 2007 Course Students Enrolled DIVA – GIS 202 MapWindow GIS 163 Quantum GIS 180 uDig GIS 111 BASINS 4 87 AccuGlobe 2007 69 Total Individuals 586

12 Coursework goes to the following Educational Institutions in 2006 Auburn University Bogazici University (Ankara, Turkey) Emery-Riddle Aeronautical University FAMU Florida State University Idaho State University Institute of Technology (Helsinki, Finland) National University of Science and Technology (Pakistan) Penn State University UMass Amherst University of York (UK) University of Alabama (Huntsville) Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas (UK) University of Liverpool (UK) University of Maine at Machias University of Oviedo (Spain) University of Southern Maine University of York (UK) University of Wisconsin at Madison Doing Open Source Course work based on COAPS Work for College Credit

13 Coursework goes to the following Educational Institutions in 2007 Clemson UniversityDuke University Florida State University Mississippi State University Utah State UniversityUniversity of Arkansas University of North FloridaUniversity of Poland at Poznan

14 Students by Location COAPS (9)FSU (5)Tallahassee (19 )Florida (13 ) U.S.(55)Canada (12)Mexico (7) --------------------------------------------Central and South America---------------------------------- Argentina (9)Bolivia(1)Brazil (27)Chile (1) Columbia (30)Costa Rico (1)Cuba (1)Ecuador(2) Guatemala (5)Guyana (4) Honduras (1)Jamaica (1) Peru (12) Salvador (1)Uruguay (1)Venezuela (6) Uruguay (2) -------------------------------------------Europe------------------------------------------------------------- Belgium (2)Croatia (1) France (11)Germany(9) Greece (1) Italy (37)Israel (2)Lithuania (1) Netherlands (4)Norway (1)Poland (8)Palestine (1) Portugal (11) Serbia and Montenegro (1) Spain (41) Sweden (1) Switzerland (2) Turkey (3)United Kingdom (9)

15 Students by Location (Cont.) Africa Botswana (1)Burkina Faso (1)Cameroon (2)Central African Republic (2) Cote D’lvoire(1)Ethiopia(2)Ghana(2) Kenya(17) Liberia(1)Lesotho(1)Morrocco(3) Nigeria(11) Sudan (3)Tanzania(5)Uganda (1)Union of South Africa (15) Zimbabwe (3) ----------------------------------------------Asia----------------------------------------------------------------- Afghanistan (2)Bangladesh (2)China (14)India (37) Indonesia (13)Latvia (4)Malaysia (1) Mozambique (2) Nepal (1)Russian Federation (1) Philippines(6) Pakistan (1) Senegal(1) Sri Lanka (2)Taiwan(1) Thailand (2) Viet Nam (7)

16 Students by Location (Cont.) ---------------------------------------------- Oceania---------------------------------------------------------- Australia (1)Bahamas (1)Barbados(1) Cook Islands (1)Fiji (6) French Polynesia (1) Saint Kitts (1)Trinidad and Tobago (1) Turk and Caicos Islands (1)

17 MapWindow GIS

18 MapWindow GIS is an open source GIS (mapping) application and set of programmable mapping components. Because it is distributed as an open source application under the Mozilla Public License distribution license, MapWindow GIS can be reprogrammed to perform different or more specialized tasks. There are also plug- ins available to expand compatibility and functionality. MapWindow GIS is built upon Microsoft.NET technology but is not a multi-platform application and hence does not run on non-Microsoft operating systems including Mac OS X, Linux, and sourceGISMozilla Public Licenseplug- ins Microsoft.NETMac OS XLinuxUNIX MapWindow GIS is notable software because it has been adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the primary GIS platform for its BASINS (Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources) watershed analysis and modeling software. BASINS is distributed from the EPA website world-wide and has been used by thousands of watershed modeling professionals at the federal, state, and local level as well as internationally.United States Environmental Protection Agency MapWindow GIS is continually maintained by an active group of student and voluntary developers who regularly release updates and bug fixes

19 Quantum GIS Users around the World

20 Quantum GIS

21 Quantum GIS (cont)

22 Quantum GIS (Cont) Quantum GIS (often abbreviated to QGIS) is an open source GIS (mapping) application which is similar to commercial mapping packages. Because it is distributed as an opensource application under the GNU distribution license, Quantum GIS can be reprogrammed to perform different or more specialized tasks. There are also plug-ins available to expand compatibility and functionality. Quantum GIS has a small file size compared to commercial GIS's and requires less RAM and processing power; hence it can be used on older hardware or running simultaneously with other applications where CPU power may be sourceGISGNUplug-insRAM It is a multi-platform application and runs on different operating systems including Mac OS X, Linux, UNIX, and Windows XP. Performance appears to be better on non- Windows machines [citation needed]. For Mac users, the advantage of Quantum GIS over GRASS GIS is that it does not require the X11 windowing system in order to run, and all around the interface is much cleaner and faster. Quantum GIS can also be used as graphical user interface to GRASS.Mac OS XLinuxUNIXWindows XPcitation neededGRASS GISX11


24 uDig GIS

25 uDig GIS (cont)

26 uDig is an open source GIS software program produced by a community led by Canadian-based company Refractions Research. It is based around the Eclipse platform and features full layered Open Source GIS. It is written in Java and released under GNU Lesser General Public License.GISRefractions ResearchEclipse platformJava uDig has a walkthrough in Flash and also quick start directions for those who wish to complete a full version build to write plug-ins or contribute to the main build.Flash

27 AccuGlobe 2007

28 Next year’s Additions SAGA (Germany) gvSIG (Spain) OSSIM OpenJump

29 SAGA GIS Users around the World


31 gvSIG

32 gvSIG gvSIG is a multilingual, open source geographic information system (GIS) that can handle both vector and raster data. It features basic editing tools for the creation and maintenance of vector or raster spatial data on a variety of file formats, including remote data sources. gvSIG is being actively developed in Java by IVER Tecnologías under the GNU General Public License (GPL) [1]. Its name is a Spanish abbreviation that stands for Generalitat Valenciana. Sistema de Información Geogrà sourcegeographic information systemvectorrasterspatial dataJavaGNU General Public License[1]

33 Apalachee Bay-St. Marks. Florida, Georgia.

34 Apalachee Bay-St. Marks. Florida, Georgia. National Hydrological Dataset

35 Apalachee Bay-St. Marks. Florida, Georgia. Land Use

36 Apalachee Bay-St. Marks. Florida, Georgia. Digital Elevation Model

37 Apalachee Bay-St. Marks. Florida, Georgia. Census Data

38 Other Issues ManifoldArcGIS Basic Costs$295-$895$1,500 ExtensionsIncluded in $895$2,500 Each Annual usage feenoneUp to $1000 per seat

39 Manifold

40 Manifold (cont)


42 Manifold (Cont) Manifold System is a geographic information system (GIS) software package developed by that runs on Microsoft Windows. The GIS software competes with ESRI and MapInfo GIS products. Manifold 7.00 handles both vector and raster data, includes spatial SQL, a built-in Internet Map Server (IMS), and other general GIS features. Manifold System has a vibrant user community with a mailing list and online forums.geographic information systemMicrosoft WindowsESRI MapInfoInternet Map Server Superb GIS and mapping using vector drawings and raster images and surfaces in perfect integration. Includes full scripting and development facilities plus the best database management and analysis capabilities of any GIS. Includes Internet Map Server for GIS enabled web sites using HTML, OGC WMS, OGC WFS-T (transaction enabled) and Manifold Image Server No Annual Fee No Maintenance fee

43 Manifold (cont) Academic Users: Manifold System is available under a very generous program of Academic License grants which donates, free of charge, Manifold System licenses to qualified academic institutions. The program is best suited for academic institutions that have acquired at least one commercial license of Manifold System. Such institutions are encouraged to apply for an Academic License that will enable use of an effectively unlimited number of Manifold installations at no charge for non-commercial education and research purposes. Academic licensees may even use Manifold to administer academic institutions facilities, fund-raising and other institutional needs Academic License FSU has a Academic License

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