The laboratory supports Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) through the adoption and use of the following software:
- Operating System: Gnu/Linux
- GIS software: GRASS GIS, QGIS
- Programming Languages: Python
- Statistical analysis software: R
The members of the laboratory are closely following the developments in FOSS in the field of GIS through the actions of the OSGeo organization.
In addition, the workshop has taken part into FOSSCOMM, the annual conference on open source software and technologies in Greece:
Spatial Analysis, GIS and Thematic Mapping Laboratory,Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly (Liakos L., Ioannis Faraslis, Lyotiris Xristos, Dimitris Stathakis), Three-dimensional models for mountain prints in Greece, 2016, FOSSCOMM 2016, University of Piraeus, Athens. (github repository)