[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] Has anyone written a "How do you XXX with Open Source GIS?"

Alex Borrell borrellalex at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 07:48:37 PST 2011

Here is a link, somehow related, hope it helps:

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 2:07 AM, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Jody:
> > This request comes up yearly; and was
> > one of the ideas for content for the osgeo website. The
> > difficulty is finding resources to produce the content.
> >
> > The trouble is just because a request is common, and makes
> > perfect sense from a marketing open source geospatial point
> > of view, does not imply the foundation has the marketing
> > muscle to get it done.
> as noted in the original thread on the live-demo ML, much of the OSGeo
> software is somewhat interchangeable, especially for common desktop GIS
> tasks. Asking the collective authors/representatives of all OSGeo projects
> which is the best single tool to get the job done is not likely to converge
> on a single answer that doesn't leave at least one or two projects feeling a
> bit ignored.
> this may be frustrating & overwhelming to the new recruit, but the only
> honest answer I could give to it is "explore the Live DVD and find something
> that fits you well".
> what's the best FOSS tool to edit a text file?
> debian$ apt-cache search editor | wc -l
> 603
> ... "it depends", take your pick :-/
> solutions welcome,
> Hamish
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