Creating Your Own Application of GIS with Open Source Program

For specific needs, a user not familiar with GIS and do not want to know how a GIS application can be produced, pragmatically, the user wants to perform on-screen map of the location he wants, can zoom in and zoom out, can display the location information and perform simple query. To meet it, a GIS Programmer's going to make a standalone GIS application tailored to the needs of the user.

I've toyed with the ArcView Avenue Script congenital 3.x to customize the order in accordance with the end user. Later still there is a request to be made a standalone GIS application, where the user does not want to know, how to make and what software is behind the application of GIS later.

If you are still playing with Avenue The script, of course, must play well with the legality of the software. But now there is an open source GIS software, which can be used as tools to customize so as to produce a standalone GIS application, which is free to use, not tied to the legality of a software. Examples are MapWindow GIS Software. Aside from being a desktop GIS like ArcView 3.x, the MapWindow GIS ActiveX Control is also available MapWinGIS. By using this control, you can create your own version of your own GIS applications. Another example is gvSIG.

Blog Desktop GIS Book in one of its news, shows how to create a GIS application that you can make your own by utilizing some of the Open Source GIS software follows:

QGIS 1.0
Qt 4.3 or higher and the development tools (Designer)
Python 2.3 or better
For more details please go to the post: Creating a Standalone GIS Application section first. You still have to wait for posting of the next Desktop GIS Book that will show you how to add some features needed in a simple GIS application.