What are some examples of GIS

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Open source tools for GIS and CAD

Danger! The mapping service suggests some examples of free GIS software below. This list does not claim to be complete. For further information and use, users must contact the online support of the individual manufacturers.

Quantum GIS (QGIS)

QGIS is a user-friendly geographic information system for the visualization, processing and recording of spatial data and is licensed under the GNU General Public License [external link]. The main features of the application are the broad support of common vector data and raster data such as Shapefile or GeoTIFF [external link], but also spatial databases such as PostGIS [external link] and SpatiaLite [external link], sophisticated digitizing tools for capturing vector data and a print compilation for easy creation of map printouts.

The software can be downloaded free of charge from the following link: www.qgis.org

  • The signatures of the following plans are available for QGIS:

Standard for spatial data exchange

The Office for Regional Planning and Cartography of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano hereby provides the technical details for the collection and data exchange of spatial data, which the specialists commissioned by a specialist department of the South Tyrolean regional administration must observe for the collection and digitization of spatial data.

This document arises from the need to regulate the data exchange between the CAD and GIS systems of the South Tyrolean provincial administration, the external experts and the other administrations.

The national coordinate system

The South Tyrolean regional coordinate system had its own history and development. It has since been one of the first to be adapted to the European standard at national level.

The coordinate system used in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol until May 2005 was the national system "Gauss Boaga" (or "Roma 40"). The increasing need to exchange GIS data between bodies, also more and more often on an international level, the increased work with GPS devices and the need to implement the state guideline on GIS systems within the framework of the "Intesa Stato-Regioni-Enti Locali" ( CISIS) prompted the state administration to adopt the new internationally recognized coordinate system ETRS89-UTM-32N to introduce.

The international code for this coordinate system is EPSG: 25832(External link). Further details on the relevant date can be found here eps.io (external link) or here spatialreference.org (external link).

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Tools for converting Gauss-Boaga to ETRS89

Digitization of room plans (BLP, LP, GPlanRL)

Digitization of implementation plans for industrial areas of state interest