[GRASSLIST:2060] Re: GRASS v ESRI
grass at cubok.com
Thu Jul 5 02:54:50 EDT 2001
Who has used Mapserver.
I guess I am now learning the difference between a "Full powered" desktop
GIS. And 'other' solutions that take GIS data and put them on the web with
some limited GIS interaction features.
Again, any full on GIS expert, GRASS experts have an opinion?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Najlis" <rnajlis at indiana.edu>
To: "Richard Ford" <grass at cubok.com>
Cc: "GrassList" <GRASSLIST at baylor.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 3:27 PM
Subject: Re: [GRASSLIST:2058] GRASS v ESRI
> I am quite new to GRASS, but I do know that you can use it in conjunction
> with mySql, PostgreSQL, and others. I guess in theory code could be
> written which would take your PHP code, update the database and interact
> with GRASS as well. Actually, i plan to do something like that myself as
> part of a project just now getting under way.
> Hope that helps.
> Robert Najlis
> On Thu, 5 Jul 2001, Richard Ford wrote:
> > G'Day All,
> > Our company has been hired to help some academics do some sophisticated
> > enabled GIS stuff.
> > Now the academics are good at GIS and what not. They are currently
> > ArcView. I have dabbled in ArcIMS to make web viewable pages and did
> > to work - but the program has to be the most inflexible and error prone
> > install problems ever.
> > We are as a company committed to open source so we started trying GRASS.
> > am 1.3 through two tutorials on it.
> > My question before I get too far is...
> > We want to be able to store the data in a more sophisticated manner -
> > MySQL or Sybase database. And be able to enter and manipulate that data
> > from a web page with PHP. The idea is to allow the stake holders in the
> > area being studied a level of "What if" analysis.
> > Plus the general benefit of storing data in a proper RDMS for other more
> > general data mining tasks.
> > Now how does or does GRASS support any form of serving live dynamic
> > content for a web site. Or is ti just a stand alone GIS like ArcView.
> > We are looking for the ArcIMS way of doing things - or presenting things
> > once created in an ArcVIEW session. Is GRASS more analogous to ArcView
> > not ArcIMS? Or can it do both?
> > What are the suggestions from the experts? :)
> > Cheers,
> > Richard Ford.
> > Cubok PTY LTD
> > richard at cubok.com www.cubok.com
> > richard at millpost.com.au www.millpost.com.au
> === Robert Najlis
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