[GRASS-user] GRASS after ArcInfo

Tyler Mitchell tylermitchell at shaw.ca
Sun Sep 3 17:14:28 EDT 2006

Hi Jarek,
At our company, http://timberline.ca, we have some areas where we are  
actively making a migration, though mainly for testing some new  
processes.  My main interest in doing this is to enable more server- 
side processing on an open source operating system - something that  
ESRI does not offer in their commercial stack.

One interesting way of helping users bridge between the products  
would be to have some scripts that emulate particular ArcInfo  
functionality but use GRASS behind the scenes.  I am interested in  
doing this, and started on something similar (in concept) using a web  
front end for ArcInfo workstation.

I am very interested in following your develops and new course  
offerings/direction.  If there is any way I can help, let me know.


My book: http://oreilly.com/catalog/webmapping

On 3-Sep-06, at 11:11 AM, Jarek Jasiewicz wrote:

> Reading disscusion grass nwesgrup I fonud that some people have  
> migrating form ArcInfo to Grass
> I'm interesting of reasons of such migration - from expensive (very  
> expensive) commercial program to open source one
> I'm not trying to start another disscusion about nothing. I'm  
> (probably like most of as) high school teatcher/scientist and I  
> will try this year to introduce Grass as a part of GIS  course in  
> our University.
> I'm not interested in comparing that programs - I did it, and I  
> know differences and limitations of both - I'm interested only of  
> reaseons of migrations
> with best regards
> Jarek Jasiewicz
> Adam Mickiewicz University
> Poznań, Poland
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