- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 8637 KB
- Print Length: 386 pages
- Publisher: Locate Press; 1 edition (29 Feb. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CLED726
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- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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- #844 in Books > Science & Nature > Earth Sciences & Geography > Geography > Cartography, Geodesy & Geographic Information Systems
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So why just 4 stars? Well, on the books website under changes between first and second edition you can read: "A short discussion of the SpatiaLite spatial database is included." This is not the case, because this "short discussion" (chapter 9.6) is less than one full page(!) and is only an "announcement", that you can use spatialite with qgis. (If the free and open-source spatialite would be sold as a commercial product, the company would give more info in the product-flyer/info-brochure than there is in the book!) so this is a great disappointment,because qgis is the first (and only?) opensource gis, which has native support for spatialite and learning from the auhor how to use spatialite (with qgis) would have been very fine...
So - in my personal opinion - a great book, but no "real" info about spatialite. If you do not already own a copy of the first edition its definitve worth buying
The Geospatial Desktop explains what open source software that is out there together with the characteristics of each program with its pros and cons.
Besides giving an excellent overview of what software it is out there, the author teaches you about the different data formats for GIS and how they map to each software. You also get an introduction as how to actually extend the functionality in a lot of programs.
Buy it and read it as your first Open Source GIS-book. I can promise you won't be disappointed.
Highly recommended for a practical begin to GIS and the available open source softwares.
p.s. Couldn't file the review without picking stars, but I really _do_ love this book :)
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