Map Overlay and Statistical System (MOSS)
This wiki page summarizes all currently available facts, links and references about the first open source GIS application MOSS.
- Wikipedia: Map_Overlay_and_Statistical_System
- OSGeo: Open_Source_GIS_History (points to broken blm-ftp-site: MOSS is still available to download (ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/))
- [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70013449 EVOLUTION OF THE MOSS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR 32-BIT COMPUTER SYSTEMS.com/site/reedsgishistory/Home/short-history-of-the-moss-gis short-history-of-the-moss-gis]
- On-line manual from the PC Version of MOSS as developed by Saul Katz
- Reed, C.R. 1982, Map Overlay and Statistical System User's Manual, Western Energy and Land Use Team, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Reed, C., 1984, Map Overlay and Statistical System (MOSS), System Reference Manual, prepared by Autometric, Inc., Falls Church, VA
- MOSS user's manual (@USGS)
- Reed's GIS History Notes
- User needs assessment for an operational geographic information system
- A 125 year history of topographic mapping and GIS in the U.S. Geological Survey 1884-2009, part 2: 1980-2009
- [Carl Reed GIS History Fort Collins]
- PC-MOSS VERSION 1.0 USER AND PROGRAMMER DOCUMENTATION (IBIBLIO)
- Implement of the computer-program system MOSS
MOSS Codebase Search & Rescue Effort
20190327: BLM ceased during the last year (date unknown) to host the MOS sources on its FTP site. The BLM library did not archive a digital copy. The original author, Carl Reed has been contacted by Peter Loewe (PL) for a copy of the source code (status:pending).
20190329: The wayback-machine of the Internet Archive did take snapshots of the FTP site, but apparently not the subdirectories: https://web.archive.org/web/*/ftp://ftp.blm.gov/pub/gis/
20190610: The BLM library was able to provide a few scanned documents regarding MOSS (to be uploaded to this wiki). PL asked them to investigate wether a digital copy could still exist offline at BLM.