ncoetzee1 at fnb.co.za
Thu May 20 11:44:20 EDT 2004
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First of all - I am an *extreme* newbie with anything related to GIS, but I am
very keen on learning a lot about this subject, mainly for personal reasons.
I am now in the process of looking for the right software to start of with,
and since I am a Linux user, it seems all people end up recommending GRASS,
so - here I am :)
I am still in the installation phase of GRASS, but I thought it might be a
good idea at this stage to ask about obtaining data from external sources. At
this stage I am particularly interested in data from the following sites:
1) http://www.georigin.com/ - Contain datasets related to African countries
2) http://edc.usgs.gov/products/elevation/gtopo30.html and
http://lpdaac.usgs.gov/gtopo30/gtopo30.asp (essentially the same ORG) -
GTOP30 data sets related to Southern Africa
It seems from what I have read that I would be able to use the GTOP30 data,
although if there are any people that has some input here, I will greatly
apprciate it !
The problem really is with the first site (georigin.com). I can download the
data I'm interested in in one of the following formats: Asset, Planet or
MapInfo. As you can see from this site, one of the links they obtained there
data from refers eventually to a site in the usgs.gov domain - which make me
belief the data might actually be in GTOP30 format or something similar.
Has anyone worked with this data yet? Any tips/pointers?
Thanks a lot - I hope you don't mind a lot of questions :)
Murphy's Law of Research:
Enough research will tend to support your theory.
BOFH excuse :
bugs in the RAID
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