Re: [GEOSTATS: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS]
- Dear Douglas,
I have put few links to free or low cost GIS on the AI-GEOSTATS Softfaq.
I hope to improve the information I made available with the questionnaire
I recently have sent to the list.
As which one to get, I believe it will be mainly depending on
1) the functions that are implemented in order to reach the objectives
of your study;
2) the digital format of the geographic data you will use. There are
probably some free codes on the web to convert data. You could
maybe have a look to the ESRI (the producer of ArcView) web pages
to get more info on data conversion. see www.esri.com
Hope this helps
"Douglas Knox" <douglas.knox@...> wrote:
>Appeal For Information On GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
As part of my forestry course at the Scottish School of Forestry, Inverness, I
would like to look at the use of GIS systems in forestry.
During my sandwich year placement last year with the Forestry Commission I
gained some understanding of GIS and how it works through working with the GIS
forester in the district. The package used was Arcview and it is with this in
mind that I am appealing for information on how I could go about obtaining a
copy either free or at a reduced rate as I am a student and obviously cannot
afford to spend hundreds of pounds on GIS software. Any contact information
e.g. e-mail, web site addresses, journals, or mailing lists where I can get
information on GIS and GIS software would also be greatly appreciated.
Having GIS software would enable me to produce various projects and reports
for my course work to a much higher standard than for example scanning maps
etc and also allow me to gain further experience in a field which will
undoubtedly feature in my future career in forestry.
Thanking you in anticipation,
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Scottish School of Forestry
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