What is OpenJUMP
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"JUMP is a computer program that uses a unified mapping platform as a visualisation framework..." (changed ESRI keynote on What is GIS? by M. Bobzien)
But to be a bit more serious - OpenJUMP is an open source GIS software written in Java and it is based on JUMP GIS by Vivid Solutions. Furthermore...
- It is a Vector GIS that can read rasters as well
- OpenJUMP is known to work on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms, but should work on any operating system that runs Java 1.7 or later.
- It is not just another free demo viewer, but you can edit, save, analyze etc. with JUMP / OpenJUMP
- It works, even with medium size datasets, and with professional touch
- It provides a GIS API with a flexible plugin structure, so that new features are relatively easy to develope around the sound mapping platform.
- It utilizes OGC standards like SFS, GML, WMS and WFS
- It is already translated in English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portugese and Spanish. The translation in other languages is in progress.
- ..and it is free (under the GPL license).
OpenJUMP finally adds some key enhancements to the original JUMP software, including:
- I18N (internationalization),
- more drawing and geometry editing tools,
- advanced attribute query,
- enhanced set of selection tools,
- image export in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format,
- function to copy objects including attributes,
- it can show layers dependent on the current map scale,
- more classification methods for thematic coloring
OpenJUMP is the result of a larger umbrella project called the JUMP Pilot Project (JPP). The OpenJUMP network consists of english speaking Jump-Pilot Project, the french Projet SIGLE, the german University of Osnabrück project Pirol, the companies Lat/Lon GmbH (producers of the deegree web map server) and Integrated Systems Analysts, Inc. ; and a number of others, such as freelancers, people from municipalities, reserach institutes and universities (University of Zurich, EPFL, Ostrava University, Hafen-City University Hamburg,... ). A list of contributors can be found here
We like to thank VividSolutions Inc. (CA), especially Martin Davis and Jon Aquino for giving us a free and opensource GIS and for their constant support in the further OpenJUMP development.
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