so no response from Landon.. mhm... I can forward him directly (or you).
As fas I know he wrote a bit on geometry basics for the OSGeo journal or
so while ago ... but not sure if there happend much more and how related
From my part, I also started end of last year with making an outline,
which is vastly different to Landons - since I thought to cater for a
Unfortunately, like with most projects of that sort, I have made it to
an introduction and the section "What is GIS" - for people with a
computer science background. Thought, the next sub-section on the JTS
history should be easy as Martin wrote it already. Then, I got stuck
because I moved to a different country, etc.
My original idea was also to offer the chapters for free except for 2-3
key chapters, to make people buying it (maybe the funds could then be
used for JTS (2.0) development by Martin... but who really makes that
much money from books...). However - if I look at my time in the near
future (new job???), I can't really see that I will make progress on it
(...except some comes and gives me 40k$ for a year to write it ;)
But if others are willing to contribute. I can post my outline and my
learning objectives (details for OpenJUMP based hands-on exercises are
cheers from Santiago de Chile,
Am 25.11.12 21:33, schrieb Mark Coletti:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Landon Blake
> <sunburned.surveyor@... <mailto:sunburned.surveyor@...>> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Landon Blake <sunburned.surveyor@...
> Date: Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM
> Subject: JTS Book Table of Contents
> To: JTS Topology Suite Development <jts-devel@...
> I put together a preliminary table of contents for JTS, based on the
> organization of the code into packages. Please take a look and let me
> know what you think.
> If there is interest in tackling this project, I can start us a
> project on Wikibooks. I'm willing to contribute Chapter 1 and maybe
> also Chapter 2. I'd also be willing to produce a PDF of the
> contributed material using Scribus.
> I think the license for Wikibooks is GNU FDL. If we want to use the
> Creative Commons License we could host in the SurveyOS or JTS SVN
> I just blundered across this while looking for something else on the
> mailing list. I think an open source JTS book is a great idea.
> However, I see that this was posed in 2011; what's the status, if any,
> of this book? Certainly if we make this a collaborative effort, then it
> increases the likelihood of getting done! I don't mind making some
> small contribution, myself.
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