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The Geographic Information Systems: GRASS HOWTO

David A. Hastings

U. S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Geophysical Data Center

          Boulder, CO 80303
          USA
          dah@ngdc.noaa.gov
        

Revision History
Revision 1.0 13 November 1997 Revised by: dah
Initial Release

This document describes how to acquire, install and configure a powerful scientific public-domain Geographic Information System (GIS): the Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS). It provides information on other resources for learning more about GRASS, GIS in general, for acquiring data, etc.

This document also encourages the Linux community to consider enhancing this software as a major application of UNIX/Linux. ("When will Linux become bundled with public domain or Linux Public License 'killer apps'"?) For more on this topic, see Section 8 below.