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GRASS Brochure

draft-grassbrochure

GRASS- Flyer (first draft).

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 wthout informations?

\documentclass[tumble,a4paper]{leaflet}

\renewcommand\sfdefault{phv} \renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}

\title{\textbf{\begin{huge}GRASS GIS\end{huge}}\\ \textsl{Efficiency through Freedom \& Transparency}}

\author{The GRASS Community}

\date{}

\begin{document}

\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 supressed by default

\newpage

\section{What is GRASS}

GRASS (Geographic Ressources Analysis Support System) is a free and Open Source Software for performing spatial analyses. It 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 exists. It is the biggest Open Source GIS at all and can serve as a Desktop GIS and as a backbone in a complete GIS Infrastructure as well.

\section{Where is GRASS used}

GRASS is used in scientific aplications, commercercial settings and by public authorities all over the world. GRASS has shown his strong potential for solving geospatial problems in numberous cases all over the world.

\section{History}

Originally developed in the beginning of the 80's by the US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USA-CERL), it was published as public domain software. When the USA- CERL withdrew from the development of GRASS an international developer team overtook this work. Since 1999 GRASS is published as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.

\begin{center}

\includegraphics[width=0.9\textwidth]{pix/srtmv2.eps}

\end{center}

\section{Open Source Philosophy}

The Open Source philosophy provides the user the ability to see the source code and structure of the program which offers a great transparancy. The user can easily extend the program for his own needs. With the help of the extension manager own modules can be created without any source code.

\section{Technical Data Sheet}

\subsection{Licence}

\begin{itemize}

\item{GNU General Public Licence (Free Software Foundation)}

\end{itemize}

\subsection{Supported platforms}

GRASS runs on nearly all platforms. It supports GNU/Linux, Posix compliant Unix Systems, MS-Windows and MacOS X.

\subsection{Design}

\begin{itemize}

\item{Modular}

\item{Consist 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 Consortiums 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{Databases}

\begin{itemize}

\item{PostgreSQL / PostGIS}

\item{MySQL}

\item{SQLite}

\item{ODBC}

\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 to 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 establish high quality open source geospatial software. For further informations take a look at the OSGeo homepage:

\textit{http://www.osgeo.org}

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\includegraphics[width=0.9\textwidth]{pix/OSGeo_CMYK.eps}

\end{center}

\section{Where to find more information}

\begin{itemize}

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\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@geog.fu-berlin.de}}

\item{GRASS mailing lists: \\\textit{http://grass.itc.it/community/support.php}}

%\end{flushleft}

\end{itemize}

\end{document}

Pix

I put the images as a tarball (7mb) here:

http://www.geog.fu-berlin.de/~malte/pix.tar.gz