GIS Concepts and GRASS

  • Markus Neteler
  • Helena Mitasova
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 689)


To use GIS effectively it is important to understand the basic GIS terminology and functionality. While each GIS software has slightly different naming conventions there are certain principles common to all systems. We will at first briefly describe the GIS basics in general (for in depth information read Longeley et al., 2001, Burrough and McDonnell, 1998, or Clarke, 2000) and then explain the specific GRASS data organization, terminology and functionality.


Geospatial Data Raster Data Georeferenced Data Manual Page Database Directory 
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    HDF format and tools,
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    National Atlas of the U.S., http://www-atlas.usgs.goy
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    MapServer Gallery,
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    ICENS Spatial Information System, http://www. Scholar
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    GRASS 5.0 users manual,
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    Source for Spearfish data set: (section “sample data”)
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    Description of Spearfish data set,

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Neteler
    • 1
  • Helena Mitasova
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto Trentino di Cultura(ITC-irst)Italy
  2. 2.North Carolina State UniversityUSA

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