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Explain how to migrate to GRASS
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= Migrating to GRASS =
  
* interoperability
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== GIS "The GRASS way" ==
* portability
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* scriptability
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=== Interoperability ===
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* Collaboration with external software is highly encouraged.
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* [http://www.gdal.org GDAL/OGR] for Import/Export
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* R statistics
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* Matlab/Octave - r.in.mat, r.out.mat, v.in.mapgen, v.in.ascii, v.out.ascii
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* POVray
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* VMRL
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* GMT - Generic Mapping Tools for cartography
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=== Portability ===
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* All code POSIX C and generic UNIX compatible
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=== Scriptability ===
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* GRASS is made up of modular tools specifically designed for easy scriptability in any number of common scripting languages
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* SWIG interface for direct hooks into higher scripting languages
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=== Freedom ===
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* F.O.S.S.
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== Tips for recent migrants ==
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* [[Tips for ArcInfo users]]

Revision as of 21:35, 14 June 2006

Migrating to GRASS

GIS "The GRASS way"

Interoperability

  • Collaboration with external software is highly encouraged.
  • GDAL/OGR for Import/Export
  • R statistics
  • Matlab/Octave - r.in.mat, r.out.mat, v.in.mapgen, v.in.ascii, v.out.ascii
  • POVray
  • VMRL
  • GMT - Generic Mapping Tools for cartography

Portability

  • All code POSIX C and generic UNIX compatible

Scriptability

  • GRASS is made up of modular tools specifically designed for easy scriptability in any number of common scripting languages
  • SWIG interface for direct hooks into higher scripting languages

Freedom

  • F.O.S.S.


Tips for recent migrants