[GRASS-user] Re: [Qgis-user] QGIS & GRASS

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Mon May 4 06:42:30 EDT 2009

Micha Silver ha scritto:

> In my view, the special strength of QGIS is in its simplicity. Today,
> door into almost everything that gis analysis could require. So, I agree
> with Markus and Paulo that QGIS should stay, on the surface, an easy to
> use viewer, editor, and map designer for GIS data, with the "heavy
> lifting" done thru plugins to other software.

I think the real strength of QGIS is the easy access to many different
GFOSS tools: it is a good frontend to GRASS, PostGIS, SpatiaLite, R,
WMS, WFS, and it helps setting up a MapServer project. Soon it will
allow full access to OpenStreetMap, and probably oalso to OSSIM.
I see QGIS as a very important glue among many different freeGIS
projects, and it is easy to imagine future additions to this (eg WFS-T,
and much more).
All the best.
Paolo Cavallini: http://www.faunalia.it/pc

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