[Qgis-developer] Re: QGISwindows build - Alaska dataset

Tara Athan tara_athan at alt2is.com
Tue Sep 16 14:07:15 EDT 2008

OK, I guess we will hear about it if there are any side-effects of this 
The new sample dataset does have GRASS data in it, as well as a number 
of formats that were not represented in the old dataset.
The idea is to have all the data share a common location (Alaska) so we 
can combine them for examples such as demonstrating on-the-fly 
projection and such.

Documentation writers- if you need a kind of data for user guide 
examples that is not present in the dataset, please let us know. Now 
that we have a procedure, it is easy to  add additional files into the 


Otto Dassau wrote:
> Hi Tara,
> On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 18:04:06 +0200
> "Marco Pasetti" <marcopstt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Tara,
>>> This plan seems reasonable to me. That is,
>>> the current datasets are always called
>>> qgis_sample_data.tar.gz and
>>> qgis_sample_data.zip
>>> and old version are saved with the date in the name as suffix.
>> Fine
> good! I changed that...
>>> One thng to check before we implement-
>>> is the sample dataset used by developers for TESTING?
>>> If so, perhaps we should have separate files for testing and  for
>>> examples in the user guide.
>> Sorry, I'm not the right person to decide on that.
>> .
>>> We have removed spearfish and North Carolina data from the sample data set 
>>> for the user guide,
>>> and we might make further changes in the dataset that could upset unit 
>>> testing.
>> I added the Spearfish and NorthCarolina data sets because QGIS for Windows 
>> includes GRASS as standard, and they may be useful for QGIS/GRASS users.
>> This said, since they are GRASS specific, I would not care about them if not 
>> included in the user guide... there's the GRASS guide for that :)
>> I'm in stand-by for the job. Just let me know what to do ;)
>> Marco 
>   Otto
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