Open Source GIS

A GRASS GIS Approach

Author: Markus Neteler,Helena Mitasova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475735782

Category: Science

Page: 435

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Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach was written for experienced GIS users, who want to learn GRASS, as well as for the Open Source software users who are GIS newcomers. Following the Open Source model of GRASS, the book includes links to sites where the GRASS system and on-line reference manuals can be downloaded and additional applications can be viewed. The project's website can be reached at http://grass.itc.it and a number of mirror sites worldwide. Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach, provides basic information about the use of GRASS from setting up the spatial database, through working with raster, vector and site data, to image processing and hands-on applications. This book also contains a brief introduction to programming within GRASS encouraging the new GRASS development. The power of computing within Open Source environment is illustrated by examples of the GRASS usage with other Open Source software tools, such as GSTAT, R statistical language, and linking GRASS to MapServer. Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach is designed to meet the needs of a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry and graduate level students in Computer Science and Geoscience.

Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach

Author: Markus Neteler,Helena Mitasova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402080654

Category: Science

Page: 403

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Since the first edition of Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach was published in 2002, GRASS has undergone major improvements. This second edition includes numerous updates related to the new development; its text is based on the GRASS 5.3 version from December 2003. Besides changes related to GRASS 5.3 enhancements, the introductory chapters have been re-organized, providing more extensive information on import of external data. Most of the improvements in technical accuracy and clarity were based on valuable feedback from readers. Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach, Second Edition, provides updated information about the use of GRASS, including geospatial modeling with raster, vector, and site data, image processing, visualization, and coupling with other open source tools for geostatistical analysis and web applications. A brief introduction to programming within GRASS encourages new development. The sample data set used throughout the book has been updated and is available on the GRASS web site. This book also includes links to sites where the GRASS software and on-line reference manuals can be downloaded and additional applications can be viewed.

The Geospatial Desktop

Open Source GIS and Mapping

Author: Gary Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986805219

Category: Computers

Page: 383

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Desktop Geographic Information System (GIS) software gives you the ability to make maps and analyze geographic information. This book provides a foundational level of knowledge for understanding GIS and the open source desktop mapping applications that are available for use, for free, today. Learn about vector and raster data, how to convert data, interacting with spatial databases, creating new map data, geoprocessing, scripting, and more. Special sections include focused learning on the Quantum GIS and GRASS GIS software platforms but other packages are also introduced. The Geospatial Desktop is written by the creator of Quantum GIS, so you can rest assured that you will be led by one of the most knowledgeable authors on the subject.

Web Mapping Illustrated

Using Open Source GIS Toolkits

Author: Tyler Mitchell

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596554866

Category: Computers

Page: 372

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With the help of the Internet and accompanying tools, creating and publishing online maps has become easier and rich with options. A city guide web site can use maps to show the location of restaurants, museums, and art venues. A business can post a map for reaching its offices. The state government can present a map showing average income by area.Developers who want to publish maps on the web often discover that commercial tools cost too much and hunting down the free tools scattered across Internet can use up too much of your time and resources. Web Mapping Illustrated shows you how to create maps, even interactive maps, with free tools, including MapServer, OpenEV, GDAL/OGR, and PostGIS. It also explains how to find, collect, understand, use, and share mapping data, both over the traditional Web and using OGC-standard services like WFS and WMS.Mapping is a growing field that goes beyond collecting and analyzing GIS data. Web Mapping Illustrated shows how to combine free geographic data, GPS, and data management tools into one resource for your mapping information needs so you don't have to lose your way while searching for it.Remember the fun you had exploring the world with maps? Experience the fun again with Web Mapping Illustrated. This book will take you on a direct route to creating valuable maps.

Beginning MapServer

Open Source GIS Development

Author: Bill Kropla

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430200536

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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* The first book to cover MapServer. * Shows readers how to build dynamic maps using popular open source languages including PHP, Perl and Python. * Shows readers how to pull map information from a MySQL database, to build data-driven mapping applications.

Open Source GIS

Einführung und Übersicht

Author: Christian Strobl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783879074693

Category:

Page: 300

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Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS

Author: Anna Petrasova,Brendan Harmon,Vaclav Petras,Payam Tabrizian,Helena Mitasova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319893033

Category: Computers

Page: 202

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This book provides an overview of the latest developments in the fast growing field of tangible user interfaces. It presents a new type of modeling environment where the users interact with geospatial data and simulations using 3D physical landscape model coupled with 3D rendering engine. Multiple users can modify the physical model, while it is being scanned, providing input for geospatial analysis and simulations. The results are then visualized by projecting images or animations back on the physical model while photorealistic renderings of human views are displayed on a computer screen or in a virtual reality headset. New techniques and software which couple the hardware set-up with open source GRASS GIS and Blender rendering engine, make the system instantly applicable to a wide range of applications in geoscience education, landscape design, computer games, stakeholder engagement, and many others. This second edition introduces a new more powerful version of the tangible modeling environment with multiple types of interaction, including polymeric sand molding, placement of markers, and delineation of areas using colored felt patches. Chapters on coupling tangible interaction with 3D rendering engine and immersive virtual environment, and a case study integrating the tools presented throughout this book, demonstrate the second generation of the system - Immersive Tangible Landscape - that enhances the modeling and design process through interactive rendering of modeled landscape. This book explains main components of Immersive Tangible Landscape System, and provides the basic workflows for running the applications. The fundamentals of the system are followed by series of example applications in geomorphometry, hydrology, coastal and fluvial flooding, fire spread, landscape and park design, solar energy, trail planning, and others. Graduate and undergraduate students and educators in geospatial science, earth science, landscape architecture, computer graphics and games, natural resources and many others disciplines, will find this book useful as a reference or secondary textbook. Researchers who want to build and further develop the system will most likely be the core audience, but also anybody interested in geospatial modeling applications (hazard risk management, hydrology, solar energy, coastal and fluvial flooding, fire spread, landscape and park design) will want to purchase this book.

Emerging Trends in Open Source Geographic Information Systems

Author: Srivastava, Naveenchandra N.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522550402

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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Open access to information of geographic places and spatial relationships provides an essential part of the analytical processing of spatial data. Access to connected geospatial programs allows for improvement in teaching and understanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Emerging Trends in Open Source Geographic Information Systems provides emerging research on the applications of free and open software in geographic information systems in various fields of study. While highlighting topics such as data warehousing, hydrological modeling, and software packages, this publication explores the assessment and techniques of open software functionality and interfaces. This book is an important resource for professionals, researchers, academicians, and students seeking current research on the different types and uses of data and data analysis in geographic information systems.

Desktop GIS

Mapping the Planet with Open Source Tools

Author: Gary E. Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934356067

Category: Computers

Page: 345

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A guide on how to assemble and use an Open source GIS toolkit explains how to select a platform and the right tools, integrate them within a system, and navigate through available options.

Open Source Approaches in Spatial Data Handling

Author: Brent Hall,Michael G. Leahy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540748318

Category: Science

Page: 278

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The role open-source geospatial software plays in data handling within the spatial information technology industry is the overarching theme of the book. It also examines new tools and applications for those already using OS approaches to software development.

Geospatial Free and Open Source Software in the 21st Century

Author: Erwan Bocher,Markus Neteler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642105955

Category: Science

Page: 261

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This book contains papers presented at the first Open Source Geospatial Research Symposium held in Nantes City, France, 8-10 July, 2009. It brings together insights and ideas in the fields of Geospatial Information and Geoinformatics. It demonstrates the scientific community dynamism related to open source and free software as well as in defining new concepts, standards or tools.

Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists

Using Open Source Software

Author: Martin Wegmann,Benjamin Leutner,Stefan Dech

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784270245

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This is a book about how ecologists can integrate remote sensing and GIS in their daily work. It will allow ecologists to get started with the application of remote sensing and to understand its potential and limitations. Using practical examples, the book covers all necessary steps from planning field campaigns to deriving ecologically relevant information through remote sensing and modelling of species distributions.All practical examples in this book rely on OpenSource software and freely available data sets. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is introduced for basic GIS data handling, and in-depth spatial analytics and statistics are conducted with the software packages R and GRASS.Readers will learn how to apply remote sensing within ecological research projects, how to approach spatial data sampling and how to interpret remote sensing derived products. The authors discuss a wide range of statistical analyses with regard to satellite data as well as specialised topics such as time-series analysis. Extended scripts on how to create professional looking maps and graphics are also provided.This book is a valuable resource for students and scientists in the fields of conservation and ecology interested in learning how to get started in applying remote sensing in ecological research and conservation planning.

Verteilte Führungsinformationssysteme

Author: Michael Wunder,Jürgen Grosche

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642005098

Category: Computers

Page: 319

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Basierend auf ihrer 40-jährigen Erfahrung beschreiben Wissenschaftler Konzepte und Einzelaspekte der Gestaltung von Führungsinformationssystemen – eine der zentralen Aufgaben in der Bundeswehr und bei Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben (z. B. Polizei, Rettungswesen). In ihren Beiträgen reflektieren die Autoren Probleme bei der Vernetzung unterschiedlicher Systeme. Dazu werden Informationsstrukturen und Prozesse untersucht, Systemarchitekturen ausgewertet und kombiniert sowie Laborstudien und Feldversuche beschrieben.

Open Source Geospatial Tools

Applications in Earth Observation

Author: Daniel McInerney,Pieter Kempeneers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319018248

Category: Science

Page: 358

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This book focuses on the use of open source software for geospatial analysis. It demonstrates the effectiveness of the command line interface for handling both vector, raster and 3D geospatial data. Appropriate open-source tools for data processing are clearly explained and discusses how they can be used to solve everyday tasks. A series of fully worked case studies are presented including vector spatial analysis, remote sensing data analysis, landcover classification and LiDAR processing. A hands-on introduction to the application programming interface (API) of GDAL/OGR in Python/C++ is provided for readers who want to extend existing tools and/or develop their own software.

Practical GIS

Author: Gabor Farkas

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787128512

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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Learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems by solving real-world problems with powerful open source tools About This Book This easy-to-follow guide allows you to manage and analyze geographic data with ease using open source tools Publish your geographical data online Learn the basics of geoinformatics in a practical way by solving problems Who This Book Is For The book is for IT professionals who have little or no knowledge of GIS. It's also useful for those who are new to the GIS field who don't want to spend a lot of money buying licenses of commercial tools and training. What You Will Learn Collect GIS data for your needs Store the data in a PostGIS database Exploit the data using the power of the GIS queries Analyze the data with basic and more advanced GIS tools Publish your data and share it with others Build a web map with your published data In Detail The most commonly used GIS tools automate tasks that were historically done manually—compiling new maps by overlaying one on top of the other or physically cutting maps into pieces representing specific study areas, changing their projection, and getting meaningful results from the various layers by applying mathematical functions and operations. This book is an easy-to-follow guide to use the most matured open source GIS tools for these tasks. We'll start by setting up the environment for the tools we use in the book. Then you will learn how to work with QGIS in order to generate useful spatial data. You will get to know the basics of queries, data management, and geoprocessing. After that, you will start to practice your knowledge on real-world examples. We will solve various types of geospatial analyses with various methods. We will start with basic GIS problems by imitating the work of an enthusiastic real estate agent, and continue with more advanced, but typical tasks by solving a decision problem. Finally, you will find out how to publish your data (and results) on the web. We will publish our data with QGIS Server and GeoServer, and create a basic web map with the API of the lightweight Leaflet web mapping library. Style and approach The book guides you step by step through each of the core concepts of the GIS toolkit, building an overall picture of its capabilities. This guide approaches the topic systematically, allowing you to build upon what you learned in previous chapters. By the end of this book, you'll have an understanding of the aspects of building a GIS system and will be able to take that knowledge with you to whatever project calls for it.

Python Geospatial Development, Second Edition

Author: Erik Westra

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782161538

Category: Computers

Page: 508

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This is a tutorial style book that will teach usage of Python tools for GIS using simple practical examples and then show you how to build a complete mapping application from scratch. The book assumes basic knowledge of Python. No knowledge of Open Source GIS is required.Experienced Python developers who want to learn about geospatial concepts, work with geospatial data, solve spatial problems, and build map-based applications.This book will be useful those who want to get up to speed with Open Source GIS in order to build GIS applications or integrate Geo-Spatial features into their existing applications.