[Freegis-list] FS GIS book?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Nov 4 17:11:53 CET 2004


Ian Turton wrote:
> OK what's the best way to move this forward, should we just hijack the
> GIS section of wikipedia
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_information_system? or do we
> want to run a separate site? 
> 
> I'd been thinking about publishing the book as an Open Source book (like
> the svn book: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/) what do people think?

Ian,

I don't think it should be developed within the Wikipedia wiki.  Wikipedia
has alot of rules and conventions that would be inappropriate for an indepth
FS GIS technical book.  I would suggest either setting up a new wiki instance
somewhere or working within a less structured existing wiki that wouldn't mind
the extra material.   Setting up a wiki isn't really too hard.

I thinking working towards a form like the svnbook would be great, though in
the meantime an evolving wiki can be a good community resource before things
are cleaned up into a more publishable format.

Best regards,
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