Software Elements

The CyberGIS software builds on several representative software tools (see Table) that include complementary elements, developed by the members of the team. These software tools in aggregate have tens of thousands users of various domain sciences, and collectively meet the basic requirements for the scientific focus of CyberGIS communities that share geospatial foci. The CyberGIS software framework assures the openness to integrate other software elements based on community-driven requirement analysis. softwareelements_1_.jpg

Table: Capabilities and interfaces of existing GIS/SAM software toolkits (GISolve: high-performance and collaborative GIS toolkit; GeoDa and PySAL: spatial analysis toolkit; OpenTopography: analysis toolkit for topographic data; PGIST: Participatory GIS; pd-GRASS).