[GRASS-dev] Making start of GRASS GIS easier for newcomers

Yann Chemin ychemin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 02:33:26 PST 2015

On 23 January 2015 at 15:46, Martin Landa <landa.martin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 2015-01-23 9:20 GMT+01:00 Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>:
> > my motivation to discuss the current welcome screen is that too many
> > potential new users try to launch GRASS, do not get past that screen and
> > walk away ("too difficult"). Yes, and they will likely not read the
> manual
> > but just take another GIS.
> > This is a multiple times reported fact.
> I have met a lot of GIS specialists who told me: I tried several times
> to use GRASS in different decades and I end up with the same result, I
> didn't managed to get my data in, so I gave up.
> Yes, I also had those experiences told to me.
Is it possible to open GRASS GIS wxGUI without setting the
GISDB/Location/mapset yet?
Then from "inside the opened software" you will need to go through those
steps anyway before doing anything...
Would that make any psychological difference?

> It' a sign in my eyes that we should think how to simplify this step ;-)
> Martin
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