DigitalGlobe, Intelligence Agency Release Open Source Mapping Tool

Longmont-based mapping data provider DigitalGlobe and the federal National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said this week that they have released an open source software toolkit for crowdsourced mapping. The two said their new Hootenanny open source project provides a scalable processing engine and interactive editing interface aimed at processing maps generated from satellite imagery, UAVs, and mobile devices. The two said the release will help create a collaborative mapping environment which can help users derive more value from unclassified sources of information. The new project leverages the existing, open source OpenStreetMap project.