Friday, August 11, 2006

Cookbooks...

There are a few results on google for "GIS cookbook"- not much of substance.
A rundown of a couple...

I did find this CSISS cookbook: It's got separate recipes for ArcView 3.x, 8.x and 9.x, and not really a cookbook, as noted by a slashgeo commenter. However, it's about the best there is and widely referenced.

There's an Arc/INFO one:=Slightly dated and very small. But still good

There's a Swedish/Phillipine one being put together for Local Govt Units...can't find the actual book, but it sounds like something useful.

There was ESRI UC paper in 2003...

I have some ideas about what might be good to have in such a cookbook- having enjoyed a few selections from that O'Reilly series, including the recent Ruby one. Maybe a collaborative web site would be a good start. Several promising places to stick such a thing.

2 comments:

Ryan.Arp said...

Hi Matt,

I'd be down for a cookbook contribution--although most of my recipes include scripts downloaded from arcscripts..

Also, I'm sure almost every GIS program has their own in-house version of a cookbook..wouldn't it be interesting to see academia spearhead something like that (like the CSISS.org tried to).

Matt M said...

Definitely would be nice to have something general. It seems like so much GIS stuff is divided up by what tool you use. Hopefully in the new mashed-up, SOA, WOA, ROA world, that will all change.