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

Miguel Montesinos mmontesinos at prodevelop.es
Tue Apr 29 03:57:34 PDT 2008


Hello Mohamed,

It's under development in gvSIG. Within this year (rough approximation) a new version whould be published with advanced symbology support as well as other features. If interested, you may have a look at the gvSIG road map [1]

Regards

[1] http://www.gvsig.gva.es/index.php?id=funcionalidades&L=2%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D&K=1&L=2

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org 
>[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Mohamed Ghareeb
>Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:14 PM
>To: 'OSGeo Discussions'
>Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with 
>OS (aswith ESRI)?
>
>Concerning OpenJump it is really good but I couldn't make a 
>pie chart map with it as I could do with Arcview 3.x I added 
>the charts plugin but I think It doesn't classify the size of 
>charts symbol. 
>Does anyone can do it by any open-source GIS?
>
>Mohamed Mostafa
>
>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Landon Blake
>Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:36 PM
>To: OSGeo Discussions
>Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with 
>OS (as with ESRI)?
>
>A convert! Welcome Jennifer.
>
>I can't speak for GRASS, but I know that OpenJUMP
>(http://jump-pilot.sourceforge.net/OpenJUMP.html) could be 
>compared to the old 3.X Arcview. It has limited printing 
>abilities at this point in time, but I don't think there is a 
>better cross-platform tool for basic ESRI Shapefile 
>manipulation. (I'm a volunteer on the project and therefore 
>biased in my opinion on this matter.)
>
>I think you will find you can do 95% of what you could with 
>ESRI software, you'll just have to do it with an assortment of 
>tools instead of a single tool.
>
>Landon
>
>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jennifer Horsman
>Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 12:41 PM
>To: OSGeo Discussions
>Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Can I do the same GIS tasks with OS 
>(as with ESRI)?
>
>The thread that was started today with the subject "Your open 
>source career" got me thinking about asking a question that 
>has been rolling around in my head. This is pointed at those 
>people who have experience with ESRI products as well as OS 
>GIS products.
>
>I have been a long-time user of ESRI products, but I want to 
>start my own contract business and will not be able to afford 
>the license for ArcGIS/ArcInfo. So I recently set up a Linux 
>box with GRASS installed, but it has been over 10 years since 
>I have used GRASS (it has probably changed since then too!)
>
>Does GRASS have the same analysis and display capabilities as 
>ArcGIS? I know this is a very general question, so perhaps 
>another question would be where does GRASS fall short and 
>where does it excel in comparison to the ESRI products?
>
>Thanks,
>Jennifer
>
>
>
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