Open Source GIS

A GRASS GIS Approach

Author: Markus Neteler,Helena Mitasova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038768574X

Category: Science

Page: 406

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Thoroughly updated with material related to the GRASS6, the third edition includes new sections on attribute database management and SQL support, vector networks analysis, lidar data processing and new graphical user interfaces. All chapters were updated with numerous practical examples using the first release of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art geospatial data set.

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.

Open Source GIS

Einführung und Übersicht

Author: Christian Strobl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783879074693

Category:

Page: 300

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

OpenLayers 3 : Beginner's Guide

Author: Thomas Gratier,Paul Spencer,Erik Hazzard

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782162372

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional web developer, if you wish to use maps on your website, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of JavaScript will be helpful, but is not necessary. If you've never worked with maps before, this book will introduce you to some common mapping topics and will guide you through the OpenLayers library. Experienced developers can also use this book as a reference to OpenLayers 3 components and to further enhance their knowledge.

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.

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.

Understanding Information Retrieval Systems

Management, Types, and Standards

Author: Marcia J. Bates

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466551356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

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In order to be effective for their users, information retrieval (IR) systems should be adapted to the specific needs of particular environments. The huge and growing array of types of information retrieval systems in use today is on display in Understanding Information Retrieval Systems: Management, Types, and Standards, which addresses over 20 types of IR systems. These various system types, in turn, present both technical and management challenges, which are also addressed in this volume. In order to be interoperable in a networked environment, IR systems must be able to use various types of technical standards, a number of which are described in this book—often by their original developers. The book covers the full context of operational IR systems, addressing not only the systems themselves but also human user search behaviors, user-centered design, and management and policy issues. In addition to theory and practice of IR system design, the book covers Web standards and protocols, the Semantic Web, XML information retrieval, Web social mining, search engine optimization, specialized museum and library online access, records compliance and risk management, information storage technology, geographic information systems, and data transmission protocols. Emphasis is given to information systems that operate on relatively unstructured data, such as text, images, and music. The book is organized into four parts: Part I supplies a broad-level introduction to information systems and information retrieval systems Part II examines key management issues and elaborates on the decision process around likely information system solutions Part III illustrates the range of information retrieval systems in use today discussing the technical, operational, and administrative issues for each type Part IV discusses the most important organizational and technical standards needed for successful information retrieval This volume brings together authoritative articles on the different types of information systems and how to manage real-world demands such as digital asset management, network management, digital content licensing, data quality, and information system failures. It explains how to design systems to address human characteristics and considers key policy and ethical issues such as piracy and preservation. Focusing on web–based systems, the chapters in this book provide an excellent starting point for developing and managing your own IR 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.