[OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS (as with ESRI)?
andrea.antonello at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 08:43:24 PDT 2008
> > 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
I agree with Paul, power without control doesn't lead anywhere. GRASS
is of huge power, but following my past commercial experiences, I
would say "in general no, because most times they don't want the
overhead of GRASS for exactly those things they need".
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