GIS for Fedora
In July 2004 Intevation GmbH has been contracted to prepare a selection of
Free GIS Software for the GNU/Linux distribution Fedora Core 2 which is the
basis for RedHat Linux. All necessary RPM packages should be built and
integrated in the Fedora distribution.
The most complete GIS of the selection is GRASS
. The package contains
the development version 5.7 and hence the new vector functionalities.
As simple geodata viewer with a pure graphical interface an RPM package for Thuban
has been built.
Most dependencies could be fulfilled by packages that are already
part of Fedora. The essential packages shapelib and proj are not yet in Fedora
officially but are currently undergoing a quality assurance process (Fedora status for
shapelib and Fedora status for
proj). Packages for gdal and python-sqlite have
been created during this project and have been announced to Fedora.us by
Geodata and use cases
A worldwide geodata set "FreeGIS Worlddata" has been generated.
It is based on the political boundaries of VMAP Level0 and contains all
countries of the world together with country codes from FIBS and ISO
Based on these data we developed some recipies for GRASS and Thuban that
explain how to import geodata into GRASS; how to use attribute data in
PostgreSQL databases in GRASS and how to create color coded maps.
The program packages listed below are located in
geodata in ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/misc/freegis/intevation/freegis/worlddata/
GRASS 5.7 (experimental version)