The idea behind portable GIS is to provide beginners with a ready-installed and configured stack of open source GIS tools that would run in windows without the need for emulation or a live cd. By taking out the often difficult installation and configuration, the authors hope to make it easier for beginners to get started with open source GIS, so they are not put off before it gets interesting and fun. Not only that, but having a fully self-contained GIS system may prove useful in a number of real-life, disaster-management or fieldwork situations.
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The current set of software includes:
- Desktop GIS packages QGIS (with GRASS plugin and QGIS Server) version 1.8
- FWTools (GDAL and OGR toolkit)
- Apache2 and Php5
- PostgreSQL (version 9.0)/Postgis (version 1.5)
- Mapserver 5.6 and 6, OpenLayers.
- Python 2.7 with GDAL 1.9 libraries
- Loader- for loading gml such as Ordnance Survey Mastermap into a PostgreSQL Database
- Utilities- portable firefox, pdf reader and text editor