OpenJump is an open source Geographic Information System. It has particularly convenient querying tools and facilitates making attractive visual maps.

The steps below demonstrate how to access Giraffe Geo layers using OpenJump in the simplest possible manner. We recommend using the more useful sql query tools as well.

Step 1

Open OpenJumo and click "Open" under the "Layer" heading.

Step 2

Select "Data Store Layer".

Step 3

Select "Add". Enter the current host name and database name given here:, These are currently "" and "giraffegeo11".

Enter your username and password and click "OK".

Step 4

Select a layer to add. Here we've chosen the historical forest fire polygons

Step 5

The layer will now display (this layer is large and takes about a minute to load).