Desktop GIS: Mapping the Planet with Open Source

Gary E Sherman

  • 出版商: Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • 出版日期: 2008-11-07
  • 定價: $1,188
  • 售價: 8.0$950
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 368
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1934356069
  • ISBN-13: 9781934356067
  • 相關分類: 地理資訊系統 Gis
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Desktop GIS explores the world of Open Source GIS software and provides a guide to navigate the many options available. Discover what kind of GIS user you are and lay the foundation to evaluate the options and decide what software is best for you.

Desktop GIS examines the challenges associated with assembling and using an OSGIS toolkit. You'll find strategies for choosing a platform, selecting the right tools, integration, managing change, and getting support. The survey of OSGIS desktop applications provides you with a quick introduction to the many packages available. You'll see examples of both GUI (Graphical User Interface) and command line interfaces to give you a feel for what is available.

This book will give you an understanding of the Open Source GIS landscape, along with a detailed look at the major desktop applications, including GRASS, Quantum GIS, uDig, spatial databases, GMT, and other command line tools. Finally, the book exposes you to scripting in the OSGIS world, using Python, shell, and other languages to visualize, digitize, and analyze your data.




本書將讓您了解開源GIS領域的現狀,並詳細介紹主要的桌面應用程式,包括GRASS、Quantum GIS、uDig、空間資料庫、GMT和其他命令行工具。最後,本書將讓您接觸到在OSGIS世界中進行腳本編寫的方法,使用Python、shell和其他語言來視覺化、數位化和分析您的資料。