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A Gentle Introduction to GIS by T. Sutton, O. Dassau, M. Sutton

A Gentle Introduction to GIS by T. Sutton, O. Dassau, M. Sutton
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About the Book

GIS is becoming an increasingly important tool in environmental management, retail, military, police,
tourism and many other spheres of our daily lives. If you use a computer or a cell phone, you have
probably already used a GIS in some form without even realising it. Maybe it was a map on a web
site, Google Earth, an information booth or your cell phone telling you where you are. Proprietary GIS
software (software that cannot be freely shared or modified) is available that will let you do everything
we describe in these worksheets and a lot more. However this software is usually very expensive or
otherwise limits your freedom to copy, share and modify the software. GIS vendors sometimes make
an exception for educational activities, providing cheaper or free copies of their software. They do
this knowing that if teachers and learners get to know their software, they will be reluctant to learn
other packages. When learners leave school they will go into the workplace and buy the commercial
software, never knowing that there are free alternatives that they could be using.
With Quantum GIS, we offer an alternative – software that is free of cost and free in a social sense.
You can make as many copies as you like. When learners leave school one day they can use this
software to build their skills, solve problems at work and make the world a better place.
When you buy commercial software, you limit your options for the future. By learning, using and
sharing Free and Open Source Software, you are building your own skills, freeing money to be spent
on important things like food and shelter and boosting our own economy.
By sponsoring the creation of this resource, the DLA has created a foundation to which young minds
can be exposed. Exciting possibilities lie ahead when principles of free sharing of knowledge and
data are embraced. For this we give our heartfelt thanks to the DLA!
We hope you enjoy using and learning QGIS in the spirit of Ubuntu!
Tim Sutton, April 2009

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