TileMill is a tool for cartographers to quickly and easily design maps for the web using custom data. It is built on the powerful open-source map rendering library Mapnik.
“World Wind allows any user to zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth, leveraging high resolution LandSat imagery and SRTM elevation data to experience Earth in visually rich 3D, just as if they were really there.”
Sita Sings the Blues is a 2008 animated feature film written, directed, produced and animated entirely by American artist Nina Paley.The film mixes events from the ancient Indian epic tale, the Ramayana, with illustrated conversation between Indian shadow puppets, musical interludes voiced with tracks by Annette Hanshaw and scenes from the artist’s own life.
Valkaama is a no-budget, open source, full feature film based on Hendrick Behnisch’s novel by the same name. It tells the story of three young adults in search of a utopian society in northern Finland called Valkaama.
“Sintel” is an independently produced short animation film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. The online release was made available for public download and reuse in September 2010.
Big Buck Bunny is a follow-up to the successful “Elephants Dream” open movie project by the Blender Foundation. The concept is ‘funny and furry’, go watch right away! It’s free!
Accompany three German hillbillies discovering the American culture on a weird road trip and see how they stumble into the American way of life as outsiders.
Stray Cinema is an open source film. Users are able to download and re-edit raw footage from a film shot in New Zealand, providing people from all over the world with an opportunity to create their own version of the film.
One of the world’s first full-length open source movies, Boy Who Never Slept tells the story of an insomniac writer who happens to meet a teenage girl online.
Elephants Dream is the world’s first open movie, made entirely with open source graphics software such as Blender, and with all production files freely available to use however you please, under a Creative Commons license.
Canorus is a free extensible music score editor. It supports note writing, import/export of various file formats, MIDI input and output, scripting and more! Using a Qt4 framework Canorus offers a fast and modern GUI and cross-platformability.
The Elisa Media Center allows you to watch your own movies and video clips as well as those found online. It features an intuitive interface with a professional look and feel which can be easily used with a standard TV remote control.
LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a free alternative to popular (but commercial and closed- source) programs like FruityLoops/FL Studio, Cubase and Logic allowing you to produce music with your computer.
This is a screensaver which displays an animated version of M.C. Escher’s Print Gallery drawing. It is based on work done by Hendrik Lenstra and Bart de Smit.
Electric Sheep is a screen saver run by thousands of people all over the world, it communicates with other computers via the internet to share in creating morphing abstract animations known as “sheep”.
The “Space Trajectory Analysis” or STA software suite is conceived as a research tool to support the analysis phase of a space mission having the ability to analyze, determine, simulate, and visualize a wide range of space trajectories.
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer that shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors.
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