Desktop Geographic Information System (GIS) software gives you the ability to
make maps and analyze geographic information. This book provides a
foundational level of knowledge for understanding GIS and the open source
desktop mapping applications that are available for use, for free, today.
Learn about vector and raster data, how to convert data, interacting with
spatial databases, creating new map data, geoprocessing, scripting, and more.
Special sections include focused learning on the Quantum GIS and GRASS GIS
software platforms but other packages are also introduced. The Geospatial
Desktop is written by the founder of Quantum GIS, so you can rest assured that
you will be led by one of the most knowledgeable authors on the subject.
Locate Press is proud to bring this work back into print by releasing this
updated edition. Originally known as Desktop GIS: Mapping the Planet with Open
Source Tools, this popular book quickly sold out and was out of print for far
too long. If you are looking for a very readable and reliable text for
learning more about open source mapping desktop applications, this is the book
See Gary’s website dedicated to the book –
GeospatialDesktop.com to learn more
about the book and to see an Annotated Chapter List.