Free and Open Source Software for Geomatics Conference FOSS4G 2010 Barcelona

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This presentation describes the current options to compose sophisticated visualisations for planetary browsers such as GoogleEarth or WorldWind by using GRASS GIS to derive keyhole markup language (KML) files. For this, the latest developments in the existing GRASS modules for KML export are compared to the creation of complex combined raster-/vector KML content by scripting GRASS. It is also shown how both approaches can be used to deploy standalone workflows, effectively shielding the user from the complexities of FOSS GIS, while providing easy-to-use KML-derivates for managerial tasks from complex heterogenous geodata.  These approaches are demonstrated by real world examples from the remote sensing industry, showcasing the effective management and quality assessment of massive amounts of remote sensing data repositories via KML-derivates.   


Peter Loewe - RapidEye AG