[GRASS-dev] grass toolboxes idea continued (g.extension)

Benjamin Ducke benducke at fastmail.fm
Tue Jan 3 15:31:25 EST 2012

Since there are at least four major FOSS desktop GIS
projects (GRASS, SAGA, SEXTANTE + gvSIG, QGIS + GRASS plugin),
each of which faces the same problem of sorting geoprocessing
tools into groups, I wonder: Would it be worth the effort
to try to establish a common hierarchy/grouping standard for
for geoprocessing tools across GIS? Sort of like the LSB
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Standard_Base) for
Linux file system hierarchies?

I imagine this would make it much easier for users to work
with different FOSS GIS and always find the tools they need.

A common standard could also include labels and descriptions,
plus their translations into different languages, and of
course icons for GUIs.


Benjamin Ducke
{*} Geospatial Consultant
{*} GIS Developer
  benducke AT fastmail.fm

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012, at 17:15, Martin Landa wrote:
> Hi,
> I have added (r50024) very initial support of "toolboxes idea" (see
> [1] for detailed information) to `g.extension` (see notes at wiki
> [2]). Any feedback, support, improvements welcomed.
> Martin
> [1] http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Toolboxes
> [2] http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Toolboxes#Managing_toolboxes
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