Tag Archives: software

GRASS GIS 6.4.0 released

The GRASS Development Team announced the release of GRASS GIS 6.4.0, the first in the new line of 6.4 stable releases. As a stable release 6.4 will enjoy long-term support. The next release (6.4.1) will introduce a few new features which are still undergoing final testing, but after that all further 6.4 releases will be bugfix-only.


  • Screenshots of GRASS in action

What's new in GRASS 6.4.0

(selected improvements from the nearly 9,000 updates to the source code)

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GeoServer 2.1 Beta Released

The GeoServer blog has an announcement about a new beta version. The following is a list of features available in the new beta :

  • WMS Cascading
  • Virtual Services
  • Layers from SQL
  • WPS
  • Unit of Seasure
  • DPI Scaling

Head on over to the blog to see the detailed description of the features and download links.

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Video & ISO for Best GeoSpatial Open Source Software

This comes from a submission on the old site, which shouldn't be available any moment now. Cameron Shorter writes "Version 4.0 of the OSGeo Live GIS software collection has been released, along with a 25 minute video describing the 42 contributing GeoSpatial Open Source applications. OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux that is pre-configured with a wide variety of robust open source geospatial software. The applications can be trialed without installing anything on your computer, simply by booting the computer from the DVD or USB drive. ... more"

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OpenDragon: Open Source Imagery Analysis Program

Still catching up recent geonews, last week the FGT blog mentioned the open source imagery analysis project named OpenDragon. While the project has been around for over 5 years, we never mentioned it in the past. From the official website: "OpenDragon provides a robust suite of image processing operations, via an intuitive, responsive, multi-window graphical user interface. Software functionality includes full-color display, annotation, enhancement, measurement, supervised and unsupervised classification, georeferencing, on-screen vector capture, and a broad range of other capabilities to support image processing education and research. OpenDragon can access image and data files created by earlier releases of commercial Dragon, can run scripts created for other versions, and is backward compatible in its organization and navigation. OpenDragon uses an innovative client-server architecture and is based on platform-independent industry standards including Java, XML and HTML. The OpenDragon architecture supports new levels of user extensibility and will eventually allow the software to execute on Windows, Linux, Mac OS/X, and Solaris and other Unix variants. " We previously mentioned a few other similar software, Opticks is one example.

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Final Program of the FOSS4G Conference

Here's last week's announcement regarding the availability of the final FOSS4G conference program. From the announcement: "More than 700 people have already subscribed and the number is growing every day. If you have not subscribed yet, do it now. Some workshops are already sold out so don't loose the chance to choose your favourite workshop." As announced earlier this summer, Slashgeo will have a representative attending the conference.

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