Open Source Approaches in Spatial Data Handling (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 27, 2008 - Computers - 292 pages
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This book focuses on the nature and characteristics of open source geospatial (OSG) software. The role of OSG approaches in spatial data handling is the cross-cutting theme of the book. 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 development.
  

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Contents

Geospatial Open Source and Open Standards Convergences
1
Free Software and Open Source Business Models
21
Communities of Practice and the Business of Open Source Web Mapping
49
MapServer
65
The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
87
Open Source Databases and Their Spatial Extensions
105
MapGuide Open Source
130
GeoTools
153
Chapter 9 GRASS GIS
171
GeoVISTA Studio Reusability by Design
200
Design and Implementation of a MapCentred Synchronous Collaboration Tool Using Open Source Components The MapChat Project
221
TerraLib An Open Source GIS Library for LargeScale Environmental and SocioEconomic Applications
247
Index
271
Author Biography
276
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