Category Archives: QGIS

New QGIS 1.6.0 ‘Copiapó’ release

The QGIS Development Team is very pleased to announce the release of QGIS 1.6.0, the next in their development release series.

Binary and source code packages are available at:

The release announcement and changelog is available here:

Along with the release of QGIS 1.6.0, the QGIS Community Team is hard at work on an updated QGIS Users’ Guide version 1.6. The guide will be available in the near future – they will post announcements when it is available.

QGIS is a completely volunteer driven project, and is the work of a  dedicated team of developers, documenters and supporters. The team extends their thanks and gratitude to the many, many hours which people have contributed to make this release happen.

If you would like to make a donation or sponsor the project, please  visit . Of course, QGIS is Free software and you are under no obligation to do so.

winGRASS 6.4.0RC2 now available!

The new winGRASS 6.4.0RC2 is now available! It has been packaged into the OSGeo4W installer which also provides QGIS, Mapserver, GDAL and other goodies.

OSGeo4W has two modes – express and advanced:

  • “Express” gives you a short list of suggested packages to select from which have been widely tested.
  • “Advanced” gives a long detailed list of packages and subpackages including development versions and so forth. For the moment GRASS is available in the “advanced” install. After a period of testing it may be moved to the “express” section.

OSGeo4W Installer download:
Please download it and test. The wizard will guide you through the installation process.

Find GRASS in
Advanced -> … -> Select Packages
All -> Desktop -> grass & tcltk: ActiveTcl wxpython (just click to select) -> Next …

Feedback is appreciated in two “channels”:

OSGeo4W installer related issues:

GRASS related issues:

Update 24-Jan-2009: The package was fixed to support the new wxpython graphical user interface.

BTW: The OSGeo4W team is seeking a new GRASS package maintainer, we hope to find a candidate soon – please speak up.

winGRASS 6.3.0RC1 and QGIS 0.9.0 now available

A MS-Windows native binary of the current 6.3.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available at:
Read the README for installation, known issues and other information. This version no longer requires a n installation of Cygwin.

The QGIS team announces the release of QGIS 0.9.0 (the package for MS-Windows contains GRASS 6.3.0RC1). The QGIS team offers also packages for Linux and MacOSX.