Open source software is increasingly popular, making up a large part of the most widely used end products and development libraries. The widespread diffusion of open source products is based on two main reasons:
- The realization of such products is often shared by several organizations: universities, research institutes, SW development companies and individual professionals, the critical analysis of the code by different sources facilitates the realization of a high quality code.
- Much of this code is expressed in the form of downloadable products, libraries and plugins, free of license and maintenance costs typical of proprietary products, this allows you to invest in the development of solutions based on existing open products.
The diffusion of Open Source is now so high that it can guarantee a wide range of products of comparable quality to the proprietary ones, even the user can independently evaluate the products of interest and decide which of these is best suited to their needs.
The WebGIS software, developed with Open Source technologies, has now reached a large number of users, thanks to reliability, sharing and continuous evolution in line with new components and additions.
ARCADIA SIT has allways invested in the development of its own WebGIS system for the dissemination and sharing of geographic information, based on open source technologies also integrated with third-party software products or platforms, creating specific applications and customizations.
The ARCADIA SIT strategy, with which certain technologies are adopted and the development methodology, make geographic data immediately available and correlatable with other information, allowing them to be consulted and used for spatial analysis.
As a Desktop product on which to base its developments, ARCADIA SIT has chosen Quantum GIS (QGIS), for which it is engaged in the development of plug-ins, aimed at streamlining the operations of geographic data acquisition, quality control, production management , workflow and data analysis.
At the same time, other data management products (POSTGRESQL / POSTGIS) were selected on the basis of their technical characteristics of openness and efficiency. They have also been integrated with the WebGIS platform.
The ARCADIA SIT development team puts technological innovation at the center of the software production activities, implements and customizes the products and basic technologies, constantly analyzing the evolution of open source products to ensure the durability of the product, protecting the its own investments and those of its customers.