[GRASS-user] [Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks
with OS (as with ESRI)?]
markus_metz at gmx.de
Fri Apr 25 06:13:49 EDT 2008
Todd Buchanan compared GRASS and ArcGIS in his master thesis (Geoscience
Title: Thesis – Comparison of ArcGIS 9.0 and GRASS 6.0: Case Study and
· Detailed costs and benefits of each GIS and included a
comparison of acquisition, installation, implementation, and utilization.
· Involved Landsat image classification and analysis of urbanization
of Eugene, OR.
You can get the thesis here:
The thesis used GRASS 6.0 and GRASS became even better since then:-) I
would not agree with TB's statement of technical support being virtually
non-existent, because you get answers quickly in the mailing lists.
I hope that helps,
Wolf Bergenheim wrote:
> This question should go to the GRASS user mailinglist.
> I'm not a full time GIS analyst, but so far I have not needed anything
> from ESRI that GRASS and/or other OSGeo projects can't do. Arc is
> perhaps a bit stronger on the cartography side of things, but with a
> bit of patience you can produce nice maps with GRASS.
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> Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:41:17 -0600
> From: Jennifer Horsman <jen at jencarta.com>
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> The thread that was started today with the subject "Your open source
> career" got me thinking about asking a question that has been rolling
> around in my head. This is pointed at those people who have experience
> with ESRI products as well as OS GIS products.
> I have been a long-time user of ESRI products, but I want to start my
> own contract business and will not be able to afford the license for
> ArcGIS/ArcInfo. So I recently set up a Linux box with GRASS installed,
> but it has been over 10 years since I have used GRASS (it has probably
> changed since then too!)
> Does GRASS have the same analysis and display capabilities as ArcGIS? I
> know this is a very general question, so perhaps another question would
> be where does GRASS fall short and where does it excel in comparison to
> the ESRI products?
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> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
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