[OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS (as with ESRI)?

Wolf Bergenheim wolf+grass at bergenheim.net
Fri Apr 25 08:14:07 PDT 2008

On 25.04.2008 17:55, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Paolo,
> Among the things that QGIS (and other open source desktops) can't do
> are a table join, a spatial join

I'm not sure what you mean with spatial join, but if you mean overlay, 
and raster combination GRASS can do, and it can also do table joins, 
while it overlays two vector layers.

> In response to the query "can I replace ArcView with
> open source", my answer is "in general, no, but maybe for a specific
> use case".

I'd say: "In general yes (In some respects GRASS is superior to Arc in 
analysis), but some things can be harder / more complicated or not 
possible". GRASS is a perfectly capable desktop GIS package with over 
200 modules.



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