[GRASS-dev] Making start of GRASS GIS easier for newcomers
nik at nikosalexandris.net
Thu Jan 22 00:53:04 PST 2015
On 22.01.2015 10:32, Helmut Kudrnovsky wrote:
>> > > 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.
> >> On of it strenghts, yes. But I have been teaching GRASS a lot
> to GIS
> >> professionals who got trained on different systems. And many
> >> "why this screen? why cannot you just start like the other
> GIS"? And I
> > >tend to agree (again: optionally). The point is that we, on the
> > >contrary to many other GIS, still have all the control
> mechanisms in
> >> place which avoid that the user mixes projections. So that's
> all fine.
>>And what will you do after 'just starting'? Do you have your data as
>> LL? Or
> will you use -o flag to ignore
>>the projection check?
> I agree. I can't see any benefit to be automatically in a LL
> location, as in
> many cases your data will be in other SRSs.
> what may be make sense: define your projection/srs by import your
> first data
> and offer this option in a prominent way in the welcome screen and
> "hidden" in the location wizzard as at the moment.
> and what I've learned from GRASS GIS :-) when using other GIS
> first check SRSs of my data, open GIS software, define SRS and then
> my 0.02c
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