Category: Open Source

Arches project has been accepted into Google Summer of Code!

Arches project has been accepted into Google Summer of Code!

Farallon Geographics applied to Google Summer of Code for the Arches project (ArchesProject.org). We are excited to announce that we have been approved to be a mentoring organization! We are looking forward to an exciting summer with awesome contributions from students from the international community. What is Google Summer of Code? Google invites students from all over the world, to come up with interesting, non-trivial problems/solutions or enhancements for...
Arches Geospatial Asset Management System Tailored to Cultural Heritage Goes Live for Early Access

Arches Geospatial Asset Management System Tailored to Cultural Heritage Goes Live for Early Access

I’m pleased to announce that the cultural heritage project Farallon has been helping the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund to build is now live for early access! Arches is an open source, geospatial asset management system specifically tailored to the needs of the international cultural heritage field. It can inventory and document all types of immovable heritage, including buildings and other structures, cultural landscapes, heritage ensembles or districts,...
Using Meteor for Real Time Geospatial Data

Using Meteor for Real Time Geospatial Data

There is a lot of excitement right now in the web development world around pure language frameworks like “Meteor“. In case you haven’t heard, Meteor is a pure language JavaScript web application framework designed to allow developers to focus on functionality by shielding them from having to worry about things like integrating client-side and server-side code or generating/handling HTTP requests. Meteor is still in “preview” release, but their website...
Flight Tracking and Noise Management using Open Source GIS Tools – Part 2

Flight Tracking and Noise Management using Open Source GIS Tools – Part 2

In Designing an Open Source Geospatial Solution to Manage Airport Noise and Operations – Part 1 I described OpenNOMS, a modular and Open Source suite of applications for managing airport and flight noise information and operations in a geospatial context. The first module of the application suite we have worked on is FlightTracker, a fully web-based application for monitoring, visualizing, and reporting on the correlation between airplane flight paths, noise...
Designing an Open Source Geospatial Solution to Manage Airport Noise and Operations – Part 1

Designing an Open Source Geospatial Solution to Manage Airport Noise and Operations – Part 1

Much of our recent application development work has been focused on creating intuitive and richly interactive geospatial applications using Open Source software and standards. Many of these solutions offer completely new functionality such as our Enterprise Addressing System, Archeological Asset Management system, and a real-time fisheries management application. But others were designed as modern, Open Source alternatives to legacy proprietary systems. OpenNOMS (Open Noise and Operations Management System) is one example...
Another Great Use of the MarineMap Environmental GIS Decision Support Tool

Another Great Use of the MarineMap Environmental GIS Decision Support Tool

Yesterday, we received a very rewarding email from a colleague who had worked for Farallon on a project we helped the MarineMap Consortium complete a couple of years ago: “Just thought I would pass along an experience that, I hope, may bring a smile to your face. I was in a meeting with some VIP’s today for a petroleum client we are working with. It has to do with...