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Old 11-04-2004, 03:16 AM   #1
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GPL/OSS Linux-friendly GIS software


I am trying to source out what GIS programs exist for Linux. I have done a Google, and was interested in whether or not any users here have any recommendations. I would be looking for something that would be compatible with the MS-based ArcView and can read various shape files and standardised geo-coding datasets.

Any ideas??


Old 11-04-2004, 05:26 AM   #2
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I've recently gotten into Quantum GIS <<>>. It's only version .5, so it's not "all there", but it does work.

About the only other one I found was GRASS. I never tried it enough to learn it.
Old 11-04-2004, 05:53 AM   #3
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From the initial survey I did via Google and some background reading, it does seem like GRASS is the most advanced/sophisticated.
When you say that Quantum is "not all there", what is missing or only partially functional?
Old 07-28-2006, 10:47 AM   #4
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too much GRASS

I'm looking for software equivalent to Delorme TopoUSA.
I use it to map waypoints of where I have been hiking.
GRASS is a lot more than I need.
Is there anything like this out there?


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