The editor is jEdit.
The Southern African Human-development Information Management Network for Coordinated Humanitarian & Development Action(SAHIMS) publishes free GIS data for a number of African countries. From their site:
SAHIMS GIS Data server offers easily accessible standardised data provided by various United Nations, non-governmental organisations and government agencies. Datasets in this catalogue are downloadable without any charge. It can be viewed and manipulated by using most popular GIS software. Metadata is attached to help the user have a better understanding of data sources, applications and copyright.
And from the SDI-Arica (Dec 08) list comes the pointer on weekly exports of OpenStreetMap Africa as shapefiles (and Garmin)
- A comparison of open source Desktop GIS by general features and functionality, put together by
- A book by Gary Sherman to be out later this spring: Desktop GIS introduces the reader to major open source desktop GIS applications, including spatial databases and the use of Python to perform GIS operations.