[OSGeo-Discuss] Montreal Code Sprint 2011
Connors, Bernie (SNB)
Bernie.Connors at snb.ca
Tue Nov 23 07:48:21 PST 2010
If you are linking data to locations on a map it is a GIS. One of the best descriptions of GIS I have heard is: "GIS is a two-way conversation between a map and a database" or something like that.
Just because your software cannot not perform advanced analysis like GRASS or ESRI does not mean it is not a GIS.
Bernie Connors, P.Eng
Service New Brunswick
From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Arnie Shore
Sent: Tuesday, 2010-11-23 11:38
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Montreal Code Sprint 2011
Hello all. I've been asked to present my current project at a conference devoted to "GIS in a Crisis".
While my project, open source computer-aided-dispatch, meets the 'crisis' element handily, whether or not it's 'GIS' is another question; it's built on GMaps.
I'm well aware of the large body of GIS work being done as this group uses that term, and I don't want to offend any GIS'ers in the audience (or here) by implying that my project is indeed a GIS instance.
Accordingly, in my presentation's title or elsewhere, I'm thinking of using something like "... GIS[?] ..." and explaining that usage.
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