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Re: GIS @ ...debian.org/blends/ch-general.en.html#s-status

On 11/06/2013 12:19 AM, Tobias Conradi wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg
> <sebastic@xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On 11/05/2013 11:26 PM, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>>> Maybe change
>>> http://blends.alioth.debian.org/blends/ch-general.en.html#s-status
>>> "graphical information system (GIS) that is used by geographers"
>> I'd leave out the GIS abbreviation, because the example is in line with
>> the rest of the paragraph. I read that sentence to refer to desktop
>> software such as QGIS, not meaning geographical information systems in
>> general.
> Even in the string QGIS the GIS part refers is a geographic and not a
> graphic(al) information system. Graphical information systems could
> also be diagrams or any infographics.
> http://www.qgis.org
> "A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System"
> Kind regards
> Tobias

Rephrasing the sentence to the following may resolve the confusion:

In this context, the term "specialised software" refers to the kind of
software that is needed by some experts for their job. This might be a
practice management system that is used by doctors, a graphical
geospatial application that is used by geographers, a screen reader that
helps blind people to work with the computer, etc. The difference
between such software and widely used software like office suites is
that the user base is relatively small. This is also true for certain
software that supports special localisation issues.

"a geographical information system (GIS) that is used by geographers"
has too much "geo" in the sentence.

Kind Regards,


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