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Welcome to the GPSTk project's wiki. A wiki is a website where all the users of the site can collaborate on the content. There are many different wiki implementations with the same basic theme but differences in the details. This site uses the TWiki implementation of a wiki.

If this is your first time to use TWiki, please spend some time reading through the documentation on TWiki:WebHome under the first heading TWiki Documentation and Configuration. This information will help get you up to speed in using a wiki as well as the specifics of TWiki. One common question is how do I keep up with the changes on the site? There are several ways depending on you preferences. Each web has a WebAtom and WebRss page that can be used by Atom or RSS readers to look for changes. You can have emails sent nightly that contain links to changed pages by setting up a subscription on the WebNotify page in each web. Finally, you can look at the WebChanges page in each web for a time ordered list of changed topics.

The GPSTk wiki uses webs which are logical groupings of information. Each web contains many pages of information called a topic. You will find these webs on this site: Documentation, Development, Main, Sandbox, and TWiki. These logical grouping of the topics are:

  • Documentation - This web holds all the content related to the stable GPSTk. This includes any documentation a first time user needs to get started with the GPSTk, tutorials, help topics for the GPSTk and application, the user manual, question and answers about the GPSTk, and any success stories. This is the default web when a user visits http://www.gpstk.org.
  • Development - This web holds topics related to developing the GPSTk library and applications. The web includes information about the development process, design approach, brainstorming ideas, etc. You can find more information about becoming an active contributor in Development:ReadmeFirst.
  • Main - A default web provided by TWiki that contain all the user home pages and content created by a user that is personal. The content of the web would be any things that would typically go in a /home directory or My Documents folder. This content is usually not meant for collaboration but just for the particular user. An example might be a personal To Do list or a personal home page with links as you like them.
  • Sandbox - A default web provided by TWiki that is meant to be a free play area where anything goes. It is a great place to experiment with topics to learn about TWiki or try something before you modify a real topic.
  • TWiki - A default web provided by TWiki that contains documentation on TWiki, information on InstalledPlugins, and administrative items for the site. Topics are disallowed for modifications except by administrators. However users frequently read the information regarding using the features of TWiki.

When you are in the Documentation web, only the Development web is available on the web left bar. If you are in any other web, all of the webs are available for navigation in the web left bar. This is to simplify the content for a first time visitor of the site.

If you have questions or comments about the organization or use of this site, please contact RickMach.

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