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.