Fourth (and last) release candidate of GRASS GIS 6.4.3 with improvements and stability fixes
A fourth release candidate of GRASS GIS 6.4.3 is now available.
Source code download:
To get the GRASS GIS 6.4.3RC4 source code directly from SVN:
Â svn checkout http://svn.osgeo.org/grass/grass/tags/release_20130710_grass_6_4_3RC4
Key improvementsÂ ofÂ this release include some new functionality (assistance for topologically unclean vector data), fixes in the vector network modules, fixes for the wxPython based portable graphical interface (attribute table management, wxNVIZ, and Cartographic Composer), fixes in the location wizard for Datum transform selection and support for PROJ.4 version 4.8.0, improvements for selecting the Python version to be used, enhanced portability for MS-Windows (native support, fixes in case of missing system DLLs), and more translations (esp. Romanian).
Consider toÂ donate pizza or beerÂ for the upcoming GRASS GIS Community Sprint in Prague:
Thanks to all contributors!
A fifth release candidate of GRASS 6.3.0 is now available:
Source code download:
An initial announcement has been drafted at
Key fixes include improved portability for MS-Windows (native support), several module fixes, and especially the introduction of a new, Python based portable graphical user interface which includes a new vector digitizer.
About GRASS GIS:
Commonly referred to as GRASS, this is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. GRASS is official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.
Web site: http://grass.osgeo.org/
Frank Warmerdam has published the new FWTools 1.1.0 binaries for linux and win32. FWTools includes OpenEV, GDAL, MapServer, PROJ.4 and OGDI as well as some supporting components. Basic changes are in the Linux version which now includes the addition of PostgreSQL support in OGR, and SOS Server support in MapServer. This release also includes the new, experimental, PDS (Planetary Data) format support. Download from:
Today PyWPS 1.0.0 has been released by Jachym Cepicky. PyWPS (Python Web Processing Service) implements the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) standard in Python programming language. It has been written with native support for GRASS GIS which allows for accessing GRASS modules via Web. Processes can be run asynchronously. By default, GRASS GIS is supported, other tools (R, GDAL/OGR, PROJ.4, …) can be configured, too.
A first demo application can be seen here: WUIW – a PyWPS AJAX Web Interface.
After an extra round of hacking, the new SWIG based new GRASS 6.3 Python interface starts work within a GRASS session. We can now call GRASS C functionality in Python scripts. Via libera for GRASS as GIS backbone for other software packages!
[Special thanks to Alessandro Frigeri for the nice logo]