Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach / Edition 3

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Overview

With this third edition of Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach, Third Edition we enter the new era of GRASS6, the first release that includes substantial new code developed by the International GRASS Development Team. The dramatic growth in open source software libraries has made GRASS6 development more efficient, and has enhanced GRASS interoperability with a wide range of open source and proprietary geospatial tools.

Thoroughly updated with material related to 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 are 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, Third Edition preserves the continuity of previous editions by maintaining the book's proven structure. This volume is structured for a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in government and industry, as well as graduate students interested in geospatial analysis and modeling.

Book Series: THE KLUWER INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE : Volume 689

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 web site can be reached at 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387357676
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/15/2007
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Open Source Software and GIS 1
2 Prerequisites to Use GRASS 7
3 GIS Concepts and GRASS 21
4 Planning a GRASS Database 39
5 Working with Raster Data 59
6 Working with Vector Data 121
7 Working with Site Data 155
8 Graphical Output and Visualization 183
9 Satellite Image Processing 207
10 Processing of Aerial Photos 263
11 Notes on GRASS Programming 281
12 Using GRASS: Application Examples 299
13 Using GRASS with Other Open Source Tools [actual symbol not reproducible] 335
App. A Summary of important GRASS commands 377
App. B Supported GIS formats and projections 391
App. C Customizing GRASS by environment variables 395
App. D Usage UNIX text tools for GIS data preparation 399
App. E Selected equations used in GRASS modules 403
App. F MapServer sample configuration 415
Index 421
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