[GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Wed Jan 21 11:16:19 PST 2015

On 21/01/15 19:35, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Jan 21, 2015 6:56 PM, "Vaclav Petras" <wenzeslaus at gmail.com
> <mailto:wenzeslaus at gmail.com>> wrote:
>  >
>  > On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 12:24 PM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org
> <mailto:neteler at osgeo.org>> wrote:
>  > > The "project" has been introduced in the past to de-confuse user
>  > > coming from "other" GIS.
>  > > "Location" alone is not quite clear I fear.
>  >
>  > I see the motivation but random rename of one thing at one place is
> just adding to confusion. If we need explanation, then we need something
> like explanation in some less prominent color, similarly to what is in
> GUI elsewhere (see attachment). Broad rename is out of question I guess.
>  >
>  > Project is very ambiguous, it is location, mapset or GUI workspace?
> For me project is usually mapset, sometimes in combination with GUI
> workspace and this how I explain that to people.
> In my opinion we should not have the location selection dialog at all.
> Revolution!
> We should start GRASS right away in latlong like most GIS in the world.
> Then let the user open the dialog to change projection if desired from
> inside.
> This would avoid a lot of questions right away.

Please don't do this ! I find the fact that GRASS does not provide a 
default projection system, but forces the user to think about projection 
from the start, one of its strengths, both for work and for teaching.


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