Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Desktop GIS: Mapping the Planet with Open Source Tools by Gary E. Sherman

As in most other areas of software development, Open Source Software (OSS) have begun to make inroads into the realm of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Sherman’s book provides an overview of the primary functional areas of a GIS (spatial databases, projections, geoprocessing, etc.) and points out the best-of-class OSS tools that have been developed in those areas. The reader will benefit most if they have already been exposed to GIS and GIS software.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: G70.212 .S54 2008
2nd Floor Social Science Library
Review submitted by: Doug Dechow, Coordinator of Reference & Instruction Services, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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