The Big Board Goes Open Source
The Big Board, a real-time collaborative mapping environment focusing on emergency response by Renaissance Computing Institute, has been released as an open source project.
It combines a traditional wiki (PmWiki) with a collaborative map interface, much like a collaborative white board on a teleconference. It can handle some basic geoprocessing (via PostGIS I’m assuming) and it can incorporate content via “feeds” (I’m assuming it’s GeoRSS or KML or somesuch).
It’s a bit heavy on the requirements end – the server needs Python 3, PHP, PmWiki, Postgres, PostGIS, and has to run on a POSIX compliant system (‘nix), and the client machine has to run some Haskell. But it looks pretty cool, and I’ve read so much Haskell hype lately I may have to check it out.