Open Source Approaches in Spatial Data Handling

Author:

Hall, G. Brent; Leahy, Michael G. (Eds.)

Publisher:

Springer

ISBN:

978-3-540-74830-4

Pages:

278

Price:

159

Synopsis:

This book focuses on the nature and characteristics of open source geospatial (OSG) software. The role of OSG approaches in spatial data handling is the cross-cutting theme of the book. Various sub-themes are explored that introduce readers unfamiliar to OSG software to the nature, purpose and applications of OS programming, and to the key new OS tools and their application within the geospatial data domain. The book also includes a discussion of new tools, approaches and applications for those already using OS approaches to software development.

Written for:

Senior undergraduate students in courses that focus specifically on OSG software development and use; graduate students in courses on open source GIS; researchers and practitioners who are interested in open source software alternatives to closed and proprietary spatial data processing and analysis software

Table of contents:

1 Geospatial Open Source and Open Standards Convergences . . . . . . . 1
Athanasios Tom Kralidis
2 Free Software and Open Source Business Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Arnulf Christl
3 Communities of Practice and the Business of Open Source Web
Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
David McIhagga
4 MapServer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Stephen Lime
5 The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Frank Warmerdam
6 Open Source Databases and Their Spatial Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Rongguo Chen and Jiong Xie
7 MapGuide Open Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Robert Bray
8 GeoTools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Ian Turton
9 GRASS GIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
M. Neteler, D.E. Beaudette, P. Cavallini, L. Lami and J. Cepicky
10 GeoVISTA Studio: Reusability by Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Mark Gahegan, Frank Hardisty, Ur?ska Dem?sar and Masa Takatsuka
11 Design and Implementation of a Map-Centred Synchronous
Collaboration Tool Using Open Source Components: The MapChat
Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
G. Brent Hall and Michael G. Leahy
12 TerraLib: An Open Source GIS Library for Large-Scale
Environmental and Socio-Economic Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Gilberto Cˆamara, L ?ubia Vinhas, Karine Reis Ferreira,
Gilberto Ribeiro de Queiroz, Ricardo Cartaxo Modesto de Souza,
Ant ˆonio Miguel Vieira Monteiro, Marcelo T ??lio de Carvalho,
Marco Antonio Casanova and Ubirajara Moura de Freitas