Thursday, March 02, 2006


A friend of mine has just switched from using OpenMap to OpenJUMP (Java Unified Mapping Platform) and what he showed me was very impressive. Especially as he is integrating it with Repast. OpenJUMP is an open source GIS software written in Java. It is based on JUMP GIS by Vivid Solutions. It is developed and maintained by a group of volunteers (quite impressive). OpenJUMP is a Vector GIS but can read rasters as well.

Basic GIS functions include: built in drawing and geometry editing tools, attribute query, a set of selection tools, image export in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format, a tool to zoom to a user defined map scale, it can show multiple layers dependent on the current map scale. It also has the ability to read and write shapefiles. Sounds like a good Open Source GIS.


Anonymous said...

Hei Andrew,

about 1.5 years ago I also tried to connect RePast and JUMP. It did work somehow that i utilized repast as jump plugin. But a major problems has been that if i closed repast also JUMP was closed. Any idea how to solve that problem by your friend?

please answer to
sstein [at]

Andrew Crooks said...

I don’t know myself as it was someone else from my centre. I sure if you ask him he will be able to help you. His name is Vassilis Zachariadis

Sorry for not being any more help