Open-Source Software for Cities

M.I.T. has developed a new open-source ArcGIS toolbox that they say will illustrate how a cities' spatial layout affects the way people will live in it.

The program, writes Michael J. Coren at Fast Company:

"...measures traits such as "reach, gravity, betweenness, closeness, and straightness," which, in laymen terms, express features such as the number of services, buildings, and resources within a certain walking distance, or the volume of traffic along sidewalks and streets."

Full Story: MIT's Free Urban Planning Software Will Help Build The Cities Of The Future



so called "open source" software for cities

But you still have to pay ESRI two arms and a leg for ARC GIS 10 before you can use this. If only they did it for QGIS, true open source

ESRI only has a few years

ESRI only has a few years left before a good portion of their current business model is made irrelevant. Let them have their twilight. :-)

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