About the Book

The barrier to entry in GIS has been lowered. Open source GIS software is available today to meet your mapping needs, whether you are a professional, academic, or hobbyist.

The Geospatial Desktop is a book about open source GIS (OSGIS) software. It is a book for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.

The book includes a survey of OSGIS desktop applications which provides a quick introduction to the many packages available. Both GUI (Graphical User Interface) and command line are introduced with examples.

With this book you can:

  • Learn about the latest open source desktop GIS applications
  • Get practical examples of using open source GIS tools
  • Compare the offerings to see which applications should be in your toolkit
  • Discover how you can be successful with open source GIS

For more details about what’s in the book, see the annotated chapter list.

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