Open Source Approaches in Spatial Data Handling

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Brent Hall, Michael G. Leahy
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 27, 2008 - Science - 278 pages

The role open-source geospatial software plays in data handling within the spatial information technology industry is the overarching theme of the book. It also examines new tools 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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