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Organization of This Book

This book is organized into 14 chapters and 2 appendixes:

Chapter 1, Introduction to Digital Mapping

This chapter introduces digital mapping, including web mapping, and presents some of the barriers to using the technology. It also includes a list of web sites providing web mapping services and outlines the technology required to do web mapping.

Chapter 2, Digital Mapping Tasks and Tools

This chapter outlines the goals of digital mapping and the common types of tasks involved including viewing, analysis, creating/manipulating, conversion, and sharing.

Chapter 3, Converting and Viewing Maps

This chapter introduces the concepts of raster and vector data types, and the main tools used in this book: OpenEV, MapServer, GDAL, OGR, and PostGIS.


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