Open Source Web Software Architecture Components for Geographic Information Systems in the Last 5 Years: A Systematic Mapping Study

  • Alvaro Uyaguari
  • Edison Espinosa-Gallardo
  • Santiago P. Jácome-Guerrero
  • Patricio Espinel
  • Cristian F. Cabezas
  • Gloria I. Arias Almeida
  • Frankz Alberto Carrera Calderón
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


Geographic information system (GIS) is an organized integration of hardware, software and geographic data designed to recover, store, manipulate, analyze and to visualize geographically referenced information. In the software architecture for enterprise systems, it is essential the paradigm of the component orientation, which can be mature tools, modules, libraries or complete systems. This research shows a mapping study which objective is know the state of the art of the software architecture components for the GIS Web open source development. The results show that 74.19% of are integrations of existing open source components, 16.13% add tools to the software architecture, and 9.68% integrate new methods to solve or improve algorithms that are part of the architecture. This clearly indicates that further research is needed to experience new tools and/or new algorithms to solve or improve existing ones.


Web software architectures Open source Geographic information systems Systematic mapping study Components 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvaro Uyaguari
    • 1
  • Edison Espinosa-Gallardo
    • 1
  • Santiago P. Jácome-Guerrero
    • 1
  • Patricio Espinel
    • 1
  • Cristian F. Cabezas
    • 1
  • Gloria I. Arias Almeida
    • 1
  • Frankz Alberto Carrera Calderón
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquíEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad de las Universidad Regional Autónoma de Los Andes UNIANDES AmbatoAmbatoEcuador

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