[GRASSLIST:5406] How to choose initial parameters?
jitendras at vsnl.com
Thu Jan 30 09:54:53 EST 2003
How much similar I feel. May be we in developing world, have no
specialists around and have to trudge along on one's own. This may not
be the situation in developed countries where experts are more easily
available or else no one takes up the challenge, it being too big! I can
see also that the developers are constantly urging volunteers to work
for the project. My suggestion to the list is that more volunteers
(including me and students under me ) can be generated in places like
mine (viz Bombay) if we can find some easy steps to begin.
I am very keen to get to the grips and translate the grass documentation
in indian languages.
If only I can begin.
I was able to install 5.0 (but only without posgres and after a lot of
struggle ) and now I have downloaded some example datasets (spearfish)
and I have yet to transport from a distance via burning a CD .
I hope it will work fine. Today's examples (John Gillette's mail on the
list) look very helpful.
I wish the developers can get enough help to fulfil their own ToDo list
of documentation for beginners.
Yann Chemin wrote:
> Hi there,
> In the same line of thinking, it would change the
> World of Grass Newbies if by default Grass would
> be installed with a first typical database, simple,
> small (very small even!). So that the newbie alpha
> could just install, and then start discovering the
> wonders of Open Source GIS
> Example, a vector file of World continents at
> 1:xMillion scale, no attribute, simple wgs84 lat/lon.
> How big to add, how much relief to all newbies?
> If I was to start some training course on Open source
> RS and GIS software in the next two years, I would
> appreciate telling students that GRASS is simple to
> install, just double-click the RPM file, open the
> software, visualize the (i.e.) World Vector and here
> you are!
> Maybe this could be a good wish to add to the
> Yann Chemin
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