Developing Custom Applications

Sometimes the “out-of-the-box” GIS applications don’t fulfill your need. While writing your own application isn’t something to enter into lightly, sometimes it is the best solution.

A custom application might be the answer when you need:

  • A simplified interface
  • Special functions and tools
  • Integration with other tools and data

The key to a successful custom application is to leverage the available toolkits and libraries—in other words let someone else do the hard work for you.

Some open source resources for writing your own applications are:

In a subsequent post we’ll take a look at writing a simple application to display some data using Python and the QGIS Python bindings.

December 5, 2008 · admin · No Comments
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