[OSGeo Africa] GRASS in Cygwin

Barend Erasmus barend at gecko.wits.ac.za
Wed Jul 26 09:28:11 EDT 2006

Hi Gavin
I have a dedicated Linux box to run GRASS via VNC or somethign similar from Windows desktops.
I do not have it up and running yet, but I envisage phasing it into my teaching and to use it as an alternative to ArcGIS for training.
I have not explored all the add-ons but the main reason for switching would be the advantage to use R.spatial on GRASS data sets, with no import/export hassles.
ArcGIS functionality is not much without a whole bunch of extra add-ons, which becomes expensive.
If there is a structured GRASS face-to-face course for newbies, I will attend, and send students to do so.
Barend Erasmus
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Gavin Fleming
  To: africa at africa.osgeo.org
  Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 2:51 PM
  Subject: [OSGeo Africa] GRASS in Cygwin

  Hi all


  I'm struggling to get GRASS 6 (WinGRASS, in Cygwin) to behave on XP. Have any of you got it working? If so I'd like to discuss any tips you might have picked up. Unfortunately I can't set up a Linux machine where I am yet so have to make do on Windows.


  I'd also like to know generally who is using GRASS and for what, in an African context, and also what demand there is to learn about or use GRASS.


  Thanks in advance


  Gavin Fleming MSc

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