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=LaTeX Source code=
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%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%GRASS PROMOTION FLYER %
%(c) GRASS PROMOTION TEAM %
%GNU Free Documentation License %
%Version 1.2 %
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%All Screenshots are just for development.
%we must ask if it's okay to use them
%should we add captions for the images?
%or serve them as appetizers without informations?
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\title{\textbf{\begin{huge}GRASS GIS\end{huge}}\\ \textsl{Efficiency through Freedom \& Transparency}}
\author{The GRASS Community}
\date{}
\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\maketitle
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[width=1.0\textwidth]{pix/grasslogo_vector.eps}
\end{center}
%I don't know why there's a pagenumber on the first page
%According to the class manual it should be suppressed by default
\newpage
\section{What is GRASS}
GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free and Open Source Software for performing spatial analysis. It is the largest Open Source GIS. GRASS consists of more than 350 modules for processing vector (2D/3D), raster and voxel data. Many interfaces to other programs in related domains like geostatistics, databases, mapserver and even other GIS software exist.  It can serve as a Desktop GIS and as the backbone of a complete GIS Infrastructure.
\section{Where is GRASS used}
GRASS is used in scientific applications, commercial settings and by public official all over the world. GRASS has shown strong potential for solving geospatial problems in numerous situations world-wide.
\section{History}
GRASS was originally developed in the beginning of the 1980's by the US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USA-CERL) and was published as public domain software. When USA-CERL withdrew from GRASS development, an international developer team took over this work. Since 1999 GRASS has been published as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[width=0.9\textwidth]{pix/srtmv2.eps}
\end{center}
\section{Open Source Philosophy}
The Open Source philosophy is to let the user see the source code and structure of the program. Users can extend the program for their own needs. With the help of the extension manager new modules can be created without any source code.
\section{Technical Data Sheet}
\subsection{License}
GNU General Public License (Free Software Foundation)
\subsection{Supported platforms}
Versions of GRASS run on nearly all platforms. It supports GNU/Linux, Posix compliant Unix Systems, MS-Windows and MacOS X.
\subsection{Design}
\begin{itemize}
\item{Modular}
\item{Consists of more than 350 modules}
\end{itemize}
\subsection{Programming Language}
\begin{itemize}
\item{ANSI C}
\item{GRASS- SWIG}
\item{Python for WebGIS applications}
\end{itemize}
\subsection{Data Management Capabilities}
\begin{itemize}
\item{Raster / Vector data processing}
\item{2D / 3D Raster / Vector modelling}
\item{Image manipulation}
\item{Network analysis}
\item{Geostatistics (Interface to R)}
\end{itemize}
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth]{pix/trento3d.eps}
\end{center}
\section{Supported File Formats}
GRASS supports nearly all common GIS file formats through the use of the GDAL/OGR library. In addition it supports the Open GIS Consortium's Simple Features.
\subsection{Vector File formats}
ASCII, ARC/INFO ungenerate, ARC/INFO E00, ArcView SHAPE (topology correction), BIL, DLG (U.S.), DXF,
DXF3D, GMT, GPS-ASCII USGS-DEM, IDRISI, MOSS, MapInfo MIF, TIGER, VRML, \ldots
\subsection{Raster File Formats}
ASCII, ARC/GRID, E00, GIF, GMT, TIF, PNG, ERDAS LAN, Vis5D, SURFER (.grd),\ldots
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth]{pix/isodist.eps}
\end{center}
\subsection{Image File Formats}
CEOS (SAR, SRTM, LANDSAT7 etc.), ERDAS LAN, HDF, LANDSAT TM/MSS, NHAP aerial photos, SAR, SPOT,
\ldots
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[width=0.8\textwidth]{pix/grass3d_groundwater_contamination2.eps}
\end{center}
\subsection{Database support}
\begin{itemize}
\item{PostgreSQL / PostGIS}
\item{MySQL}
\item{SQLite}
\item{ODBC}
\item{DBF}
\end{itemize}
\subsection{Output}
\begin{itemize}
\item{Modules for creating maps}
\item{NVIZ for visualization of 2.5D and 3D data (creation of animations \& flybys)}
%\item{GMT export}
%item{VRML}
\item{VTK, POVray}
\item{WebGIS via Mapserver, Python, etc.}
\end{itemize}
\subsection{Interoperability with other GIS-related software}
\begin{itemize}
\item{Quantum GIS (Free Geodata Viewer and more)}
\item{R- Language (Statistics)}
\item{Gstat (Geostatistics)}
\item{UMS Mapserver (Webmapping)}
\end{itemize}
\section{OSGeo}
GRASS is a founding project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation which has the aim to create high quality open source geospatial software. For further information visit the OSGeo homepage:
\textit{http://www.osgeo.org}
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[width=0.9\textwidth]{pix/OSGeo_CMYK.eps}
\end{center}
\section{Where to find more information}
\begin{itemize}
%\begin{flushleft}
\item{Project Website: \\\textit{http://grass.itc.it}}
\item{GRASS Wiki: \\\textit{http://grass.gdf.hannover.de/wiki}}
\item{GRASS-IRC channel on freenode: \\\textit{irc://freenode.org \#grass}}
\item{GRASS Promotion Team: \\\textit{malte@perlomat.de}}
\item{GRASS mailing lists: \\\textit{http://grass.itc.it/community/support.php}}
%\end{flushleft}
\end{itemize}
\end{document}
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==Pix==
I put the images as a tarball (7mb) here:
[http://www.geog.fu-berlin.de/~malte/pix.tar.gz http://www.geog.fu-berlin.de/~malte/pix.tar.gz]
==TODO==
* use pdflatex instead to avoid conversion to EPS
[[Category:Promotion]]

Revision as of 09:22, 19 March 2007

GRASS Brochure

draft-grassbrochure: GRASS- Flyer (first draft).

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