[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
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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.

Reactions/suggestions appreciated.

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