Aims and Services

The FreeGIS Project aims to promote the freedom in the scope of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). A GIS can be defined as an information system that is designed to work with data referenced by spatial or geographic coordinates.

It seeks to reach its aim through

  • promoting the use, development and support of Free GIS Software,
  • promoting the use and release of publicly available geographic data in the same sense of freedom as for Free Software,
  • promoting the use, writing, translation and extending of free documents in the GIS field.

The FreeGIS projects concentrates mainly on two services:

  • the website, which summarizes the said software, data and documents with additional infos and search opportunities,
  • a community discussion list, where the news and releases are announced and synergy is sought among the interested community members and projects,