[GRASS-user] Re: [Qgis-user] Basic GIS course ideas

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Mon Oct 16 14:25:40 EDT 2006

This will be useful--especially if I teach another GRASS-based GIS class
next year. Thanks for the efforts.

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
Arizona State University

phone: 480-965-6213
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www: http://www.public.asu.edu/~cmbarton

> From: Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>
> Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 00:05:53 +1300
> To: <grassuser at grass.itc.it>
> Cc: <benjamin.ducke at ufg.uni-kiel.de>, <soerengebbert at gmx.de>,
> <otto.dassau at gmx.de>, <discuss at mail.osgeo.org>,
> <jan-oliver.wagner at intevation.de>, <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>,
> <cavallini at faunalia.it>, <tylermitchell at shaw.ca>, <michael.barton at asu.edu>,
> <rudolf.maurer at googlemail.com>, <pkg-grass-general at lists.alioth.debian.org>,
> <b.zaba at britishlibrary.net>, <qgis-user at lists.qgis.org>,
> <holl at gdf-hannover.de>, <bernhard at intevation.de>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-user] Re: [Qgis-user] Basic GIS course ideas
> [sorry for the mass-post; this probably deserves its own mailing list, or
> be moved to the freegis.org mailing list ??]
>   http://intevation.de/mailman/listinfo/freegis-list
> The Thread so far:
>   http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.grass.user/15804
> Benjamin Ducke wrote:
>> I agree, a dedicated site for teaching open source GIS would
>> be the best idea, since there are so many components involved
>> here: GRASS, QGIS, R, PostgreSQL, ParaView, ...
>> I have attached a draft text about GRASS and QGIS for archaeologists.
>> It also contains a general introduction to GIS concepts and file
>> formats.
> I don't know how the various people who run these sites feel about it :),
> but natural homes for Open-GIS-Edu documentation, video tutorials,
> presentaions, PDFs, etc. could be:
> OSGeo Library
>   http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Library
>   https://visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList
> A new open_gis_edu project on Intevation's Gforge server?
>   http://wald.intevation.org/
> A new open_gis_edu area at freegis.org? (again hosted by Intevation)
>   http://freegis.org/database/index_html?cat=3&full=n&order=i
> If large video files etc are to be uploaded, access must be restricted
> to known folks/caretakers in a CVS or SVN (or similar) system and hosts
> have to be generous enough to serve the bandwidth.
> I think the GRASS wiki is a fine place to collect links, text documents
> and small still images until such time something more formal is set up.
> regards,
> Hamish
>>> Otto Dassau wrote:
>>>>>> But I do not have the time or resource to set up an appropriate
>>>>>> website and administer this.
>>>>> The GRASS wiki site is a perfect place for this development.
>>>>>  (can it serve PDF, presentation attachments?)
>>>> no, currently it doesn't support uploads, documents (pdf, images,
>> ...) >> have to be stored somewhere else.
>>> create a quasi-liberal access area in gforce GRASS svn? or better,
>>> create a new project on gforge for "open_gis_edu" or similar.
>>>   http://wald.intevation.org/projects/grass/
>> Thats a great idea.
>> Can we use this place to put video tutorials online?
>> I just created a very simple gui feature demo with grass63
>> to encourage all users and dev's to create video tutorials.
>> http://www-pool.math.tu-berlin.de/~soeren/grass/modules/screenshots/grass63fe
>> ature_tour.html
>> It would be great to have many thematic video tutorials
>> to explain the basics and advanced features of grass.

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