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Author Hall, G. Brent (George Brent)

Title Open source approaches in spatial data handling / by G. Brent Hall
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2008


Description 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Advances in geographic information science ; 2
Advances in geographic information science ; 2.
Contents Foreward -- Section I: OSG Foundations -- Chapter 1: Governments and OSG Initiatives -- Chapter 2: Business Model Development for OSG Initiatives -- Chapter 3: Partnerships Between Industry and Communities of Practice Through Use of OS Tools -- Chapter 4: The Mapserver Project -- Chapter 5: The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) -- Chapter 6: OSG Application Development and Industry Strategies -- Chapter 7: Geotools Software -- Chapter 8: PostGIS and UDig Projects -- Chapter 9: Geographical Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) Tool -- Section II: Tools -- Section III: Applications -- Chapter 10: Spatial Data Exploration and Knowledge Discovery -- Chapter 11: Mapchat Objectives and Architecture -- Chapter 12: TerraLib GIS Library
Summary This book focuses on the nature and characteristics of open source geospatial (OSG) software. The role OSG approaches to data handling within the spatial information technology industry is the cross-cutting theme of the book. Within this theme, various sub-themes are explored that introduce readers unfamiliar to OSG software to the nature, purpose and applications of OS programming and to the key new OS tools and their application within the geospatial data domain. The book also includes a discussion of new tools, approaches and applications for those already using OS approaches to software de
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Geospatial data -- Software
Open source software.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems.
Sciences de la terre.
Geospatial data.
Open source software.
Genre/Form Software
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783540748311