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

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Fri Apr 25 14:02:27 PDT 2008

On Fri, April 25, 2008 20:51, Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 08:21:21PM +0200, Arnulf Christl wrote:
>> What was a Desktop GIS exactly? I only have a browser and for some
>> strange reason all that I do starts with an http://...
> A Desktop GIS is what you switch to when you realize that the browser
> makes a really poor operating system, and moving outside of it and using
> the rest of your computer is important to accomplishing some tasks.

This makes for a good redefinition of Desktop GIS. Pity my HD is too
flimsy to carry all those PB of data.

> The browser is great for a lot of things. There are also many things it
> is not great for. Knowing the difference is an important step to being
> successful in creating a solution that works well to meet the needs of the
> problem.

Think Programmable Web and Basement GIS.

> Regards,
> --
> Christopher Schmidt
> Web Developer

Arnulf Christl
Legacy GIS Architect

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