[OSGeo-Discuss] Steps To Creating A Simple Vector Based GIS (Using FOSS...Of Course)

Landon Blake lblake at ksninc.com
Tue Sep 4 12:01:20 PDT 2007

I was wondering if there was a good tutorial or article about creating a
simple vector-based GIS using FOSS? I don't want something too software
specific. I'm really looking for something that covers the basic


I'm starting a new vector-based GIS for a volunteer group and I was
hoping to find some "vendor-neutral" material in this area. I've been
using the "Designing Geodatabases: Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling
Book" by ESRI when I decided it would be nice to have a tutorial for
people who decide to design their first GIS outside of ESRI's world.


I made an outline for such a document or tutorial which you can find




I thought that I would try to review other material on the subject, if
there was any, before I write the article.


I appreciate any references or suggestions.


Landon (A.K.A. - The Sunburned Surveyor)


P.S. - I'm going to shoot this off to the Geowanking list as well.




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