[Freegis-list] OS GIS book?

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Mon Nov 1 03:33:48 CET 2004


On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 04:04:21PM -0700, Brent Wood wrote:
> Has anyone compiled a book on OS GIS?
> 
> With Open Source GIS suites available, Open-EV, FGS, LinGis, Debian GIS, etc,
> including GRASS, PostGIS, R, GDAL, QGIS, JUMP, GEOS, Proj4, mapserver, deegree,

our "Mapping Hacks" book, due out in february, covers maybe 2/3 of these but it's intended, as is the rest of the ORA "Hacks" series, to be web-oriented, easy for power-user types to get into, cover introductory cartographic essentials, so it may be a mild disappointment to domain specialists. http://mappinghacks.com/
(non-free words, of course :/)

When Schuyler and Rich originally pitched it to ORA, it was as "Open Source GIS Essentials", but ORA decided they didn't know enough about the GIS publishing market and to test it out with a 'Hacks' book. They have a Mapserver/PostGIS book being written by Tyler Mitchell, which will presumably cover GDAL, proj4 etc in more depth... we'll see


- jo





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