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Re: Bug#217237: ITP: qgis -- A Geographic Information System (GIS)



On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 17:39:12 -0400
Joe Drew <hoserhead@woot.net> wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 09:21, Steve Halasz wrote:
> > * Package name    : qgis
> >   Version         : 0.0.12
> >   Upstream Author : Name <gsherman@users.sourceforge.net>
>                       ^^^^ who?
> 
> > * URL             : http://qgis.sourceforge.net/
> > * License         : GPL
> >   Description     : A Geographic Information System (GIS)
>                       ^ Drop the 'A'
> 
> > Quantum GIS (QGIS) is designed to be a Geographic Information System
> > 
> > (GIS) built for Linux/Unix. QGIS will offer support for vector,
> > raster (still to do), and database formats.
> 
> What is a Geographical Information System? A one or two-line
> definition should probably be part of the long description.

While your request is not unreasonable, it may be worth noting that the
acronym GIS (as well as the expansion) have been in use for a very long
time (certainly longer than I've been in computing) and will not be at
all mysterious to those with an interest in the field.

Such joy, these TLAs

-g

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