[Ubuntu-US-NM] GIS and Ubuntu question

andrew at source3.com andrew at source3.com
Mon Nov 19 15:00:52 GMT 2007


opensourcegis.org can be overwhelming. Therefore, I suggest looking at Grass GIS (http://grass.itc.it/). Quantum GIS (http://qgis.org/) was also mentioned in another post. Quantum GIS is a great viewer, but does not has the editing powers of Grass. Both of these programs are available in the Ubuntu Repositories. In addition, Grass has a tutorial. I am slowly working throught the tutorial while between semesters. I am working toward my Masters in GIS at Penn State.

An additonal option is open source mapservers. I put one together here: http://mapserver.rthicksconsult.com. Click on the mapping portal button to access the map, Be patient, the mapserver is hosted from R.T. Hicks Consultants. The connection is slow and is not a production site. This week, I will be redoing the site getting it ready for beta testing by clients. The mapserver uses Chameleon, with Mapserver (http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/) at the core. Mapserver is also in the repositories. The mapserver is being served from Windows Server 2003, with that being said, I used the MS4W package (http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/). There are a few books on Mapserver. I prefer the on by Apress over O'Reilly.


-----Original Message-----
From: E Cardiel [mailto:magonista66 at yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 12:06 PM
To: 'Ubuntu US-New Mexico Team', 'Rob Delao'
Subject: [Ubuntu-US-NM] GIS and Ubuntu question


I'm working with a partner who is going to do GIS work - creating maps, inlcuding pictures, layers, etc. 

Is there a good Open Source GIS program that works with Ubuntu? 



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