[GRASSweb-list] scott: web/intro general.inc,1.8,1.9
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Thu Jul 27 21:27:18 EDT 2006
Update of /grassrepository/web/intro
In directory doto:/tmp/cvs-serv27896
clean up grammar, punctuation, add some links
RCS file: /grassrepository/web/intro/general.inc,v
retrieving revision 1.8
retrieving revision 1.9
diff -u -d -r1.8 -r1.9
--- general.inc 17 May 2006 22:46:35 -0000 1.8
+++ general.inc 28 Jul 2006 01:27:16 -0000 1.9
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
of many types of data. It is Free (Libre) Software/Open Source released
under GNU General Public License (GPL).
-<br>Originally developed by the <a href="http://www.cecer.army.mil/">U.S.
+<P>Originally developed by the <a href="http://www.cecer.army.mil/">U.S.
Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories</a> (USA-CERL,
1982-1995), a branch of the US Army Corp of Engineers, as a tool for land
management and environmental planning by the military, GRASS has evolved
@@ -26,9 +26,8 @@
commercial settings around the world, as well as many governmental agencies
including NASA, NOAA, USDA, DLR, CSIRO, the National Park Service, the U.S.
Census Bureau, USGS, and many environmental consulting companies.
-The new <a href="../grass60/index.php">GRASS 6.0</a> release introduces
+<P>The new <a href="../grass60/index.php">GRASS 6.0</a> release introduces
a new topological 2D/3D vector engine and support for vector network analysis.
Attributes are now managed in a SQL-based DBMS. A new display manager has been
implemented. The NVIZ visualization tool was enhanced to display 3D
@@ -38,9 +37,8 @@
by EPSG code number. GRASS is integrated with GDAL/OGR libraries to support an
extensive range of raster and vector formats, including OGC-conformal
-<br>The <a href="../devel/index.php">GRASS Development Team</a> has grown into
+<P>The <a href="../devel/index.php">GRASS Development Team</a> has grown into
a multi-national team consisting of developers at numerous locations.
@@ -61,12 +59,12 @@
digitizers, and databases to develop new data as well as manage existing
-<p><b>GRASS and network support for team</b><br>
+<p><b>GRASS and network support for teams</b><br>
-GRASS supports work groups through it's
+GRASS supports workgroups through its
<a href=firsttime.php#location>LOCATION/MAPSET concept</a> which can be set
-up on NFS (Network File System). Keeping LOCATIONs with their underlying
-MAPSETs on a central server, a team can simultaniously work in the same
+up to share data over NFS (Network File System). Keeping LOCATIONs with their underlying
+MAPSETs on a central server, a team can simultaneously work in the same
@@ -114,7 +112,7 @@
-<p>RASTER: The GDAL library (r.in.gdal) is used, see <a href="http://www.gdal.org/formats_list.html">format list</a>:
+<p>RASTER: The <a href="http://www.gdal.org">GDAL library</a> (r.in.gdal) is used, see <a href="http://www.gdal.org/formats_list.html">the GDAL project format list</a> for full capabilities. Examples include:
Raster: ASCII, ARC/GRID, E00, GIF, GMT, TIF,
@@ -123,7 +121,7 @@
-The OGR library (v.in.ogr) is used, see <a href="http://www.gdal.org/ogr/ogr_formats.html">format list</a>:
+The <a href="http://www.gdal.org/ogr">OGR library</a> (v.in.ogr) is used, see <a href="http://www.gdal.org/ogr/ogr_formats.html">the OGR project format list</a>. Examples include:
Vector: ASCII, ARC/INFO ungenerate, ARC/INFO
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