Is there any site which rates open source application softwares in
various categories? e.g. I was trying to find applications under town
planning etc and I found only one working application software which has
not been improved after 2004 or so.(looks like the development has stopped)
The application is known as http://lincity.sourceforge.net/
playing it in ubuntu one can see it is entry level and not like the
commercial simcity game. Still town planning is a very specialised
occupation and it will become increasingly relevant as more and more
parts of India get urbanised.
Allowing such FREE tools in the hands of youngsters and the youth will
only lead to better plans, debates, creativity and decision making as
town planning impacts so many areas for a better quality of life. Its
time we start thinking strategically on key applications such as these
to make India and the world a better place.
Maybe then such imaginative scenarios can be added to real gis maps etc.
is an effort in that direction (for the city of
mumbai) but it leaves much to be desired as the data used is faulty or