[GRASSLIST:6357] Re: GRASS-DOC list inactive?

Maciek Sieczka werchowyna at epf.pl
Wed Apr 6 16:46:27 EDT 2005


There are some sample datasets on the Grass website in dwonload section,
but if it is not much help for you I'm affraid you want find anymore.

What I may advice is to get familiar with papers from
so you could get some information on how and in what fileds Grass could be

Also check out the "newsletter" on Grass site.

> If not, can someone recommend a general GIS learning resource for
> someone relatively unfamiliar with it?  I'd be very grateful.

If I may pretend a wise guy here - GIS is not something one can learn from a
book. GIS is a system, a framework for your enterprise. And depending on
your goal it will be different. GIS is not the same for a geographer,
archeologist and biologist. Also, it is always very different in each
particular application - say ArcInfo or Grass. But if you need some general
guiding for begining I bet the "GRASS GIS Approach" will be a much use
for you. And for real learning - give yourself a task which could helped by
means of GIS and try to accomplish it. You'll learn a tone :).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin" <lists at gnosysllc.com>
To: <GRASSLIST at baylor.edu>
Cc: <grass-doc at it-zone.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 8:19 PM
Subject: [GRASSLIST:6352] GRASS-DOC list inactive?

> Hi List-
> I'm new to grass and have a couple of questions that I don't see
> answered in the archive.
> 1) Is the grass-doc list down or inactive?  I saw a request for
> volunteers at http://grass.itc.it/gdp/index.php and joined the list but
> haven't seen any activity and the archives show the last activity in
> 2003 I believe.
> 2) I just ordered M. Neteler, H. Mitasova, 2004. Open Source GIS: A
> GRASS GIS Approach. Second Edition because I'm sure the book will be a
> great resource for a newbie like me, but my question about it is this:
> can I expect to find examples and tutorials that hold my hand
> step-by-step in performing some number of the things that grass can do?
> I tried the online documentation and tutorials (everything that one can
> get to from the grass web pages) and although I'm sure they would be
> very helpful for someone well-versed in GIS software in general (not yet
> true for me), I was totally bewildered by them.  I have grass installed
> and running with no problems.  I just don't know what to do with it or
> how to do it.  I tried just fiddling around with it hoping that by doing
> so, it would become clear what this and that are for, but it wasn't
> helpful to me (just dense I guess).  I think I need data sets and
> examples that tell me exactly what to do (step by step) in order to
> accomplish this or that and then perhaps even some sort of conceptual
> explanation of what this is good for.  Will the book help me with that?
> TIA.
> -- 
> -Kevin
> http://www.gnosys.us

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