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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.

Significance for OSGeo

The annual OSGeo price is named after the late Sol Katz, one of the project members of MOSS. Sol_Katz_Award@OSGeo-Wiki

MOSS-related Ressources

Points of contact

  • BLM: Deborah Harnke: Librarian (Reference)

MOSS Codebase Search & Rescue Effort

20190327: BLM ceased during the last year (date unknown) to host the MOSS 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).

201903 to the OSGeo board to recognize MOSS as a OSGeo heritage project, to ensure future access to the codebase (if recoverable).

20190329: The wayback-machine of the Internet Archive did take snapshots of the FTP site, but apparently not the subdirectories:*/

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.