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The FreeBSD Ports and Packages Collection offers a simple way for users and administrators to install applications from either source or precompiled binary packages. Many applications related to OpenStreetMap and GIS in general can be found in Ports collection, including, but not limited to:

Software directly related to OpenStreetMap

Editors and viewers

Name Description Port
Glosm 3D OpenGL renderer for OpenStreetMap graphics/glosm
JOSM A comprehensive editor for database astro/josm
Merkaartor An openstreetmap mapping program astro/merkaartor

Convertors and data processing utilities

Name Description Port
Mapnik A Free Toolkit For Developing Mapping Applications graphics/mapnik
mkgmap Convert OpenStreetMap data into a Garmin format astro/mkgmap
mkgmap's splitter Tile splitter for mkgmap astro/mkgmap-splitter
osm2mp OpenStreetMap data into Polish map format (MP) convertor converters/osm2mp
osm2pgsql Convert OSM XML data to PostgreSQL database converters/osm2pgsql
Osmosis A command line java app for processing OpenStreetMap data astro/osmosis

Development libraries and modules

Name Description Port
Osmium C++/Javascript framework for working with OSM files astro/osmium
libosmpbf Library for handling binary OpenStreetMap data astro/libosmpbf
Geo::Coder::OSM perl module Geocode addresses with the OpenStreetMap Nominatim API misc/p5-Geo-Coder-OSM
Geo::Parse::OSM perl module OpenStreetMap XML file regexp parser textproc/p5-Geo-Parse-OSM

Other GIS and related software

Name Description Port
geoserver An Open Source GIS Server graphics/geoserver
mapserver System for developing web-based GIS applications graphics/mapserver
TWMS Tiny WMS server www/twms
QGIS Geographical Information System (GIS) data viewer graphics/qgis

Tools related to GPS and navigation

Name Description Port
GPSBabel A gps file translating tool astro/gpsbabel
GPSD A daemon that recognizes various GPS devices and makes positioning data available via TCP-based protocol astro/gpsd
GpsDrive A GPS navigation system astro/gpsdrive
GPSMan A Tcl/Tk-based GPS management utility astro/gpsman
gpxloggerd A flexible GPX logging daemon, client of GPSD astro/gpxloggerd
Prune Application for viewing, editing and converting GPS coordinate data astro/prune
QLandkarteGT The ultimate outdoor aficionado's tool astro/qlandkartegt
Viking Program to manage GPS data (tracks, waypoints, etc) astro/viking

Useful contacts

User:AMDmi3 is FreeBSD ports committer and maintainer of some of above listed ports, so ask him to have something updated/ported.