[GRASS-SVN] r46458 - grass-web/trunk/announces

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Mon May 30 08:53:59 EDT 2011

Author: neteler
Date: 2011-05-30 05:53:59 -0700 (Mon, 30 May 2011)
New Revision: 46458

Press release

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+   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
+   <meta name="Author" content="GRASS Development Team">
+   <title>GRASS GIS Community Sprint 2011 - A Success!</title>
+   <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
+   <style type="text/css"> h3 { background-color: transparent; }</style>
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+<div align="right">
+[ <a href="http://grass.osgeo.org/index.php">HOME</a> ]
+<img src="http://grass.osgeo.org/images/grasslogo_vector_small.png"
+     alt=" _\|/_ GRASS GIS logo" hspace="22">
+<table width="80%" align="center" bgcolor="#efefef" cellpadding="20"><tr><td>
+<i>Press release</i>
+<h3>GRASS GIS Community Sprint 2011 in Prague - A Success!</h3>
+The GRASS Community is pleased to announce the results of the first GRASS
+Community Sprint, that took place at the Faculty of Civil Engineering - Czech
+Technical University in Prague, from 20 to 25 May, 2011.
+The Community Sprint has been a successful event, thanks to both the perfect
+organization by the hosting structure, which provided location and technical
+supervision, and the sponsors, which kindly financed the greater part of the
+developer's needs during the event.
+In particular, Martin Landa and professor Ale&#353; &#268;epek are gratefully
+acknowledged for the organization, and the sponsors 
+<a href="http://www.GFOSS.it">GFOSS.it</a> (Associazione Italiana per
+l'Informazione Geografica Libera, Italy), 
+<a href="http://www.r3-gis.it">R3-GIS</a> (Merano, Italy),
+<a href="http://www.fossgis.de">FOSSGIS e.V.</a> (German-speaking OSGeo local
+chapter), and <a href="http://sylla-consult.de/en/">Sylla-consulting</a>
+(Frankfurt, Germany) for their <a href="http://grass.osgeo.org/donation.php">sponsoring</a>
+of the event.
+The participants came from Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, and the
+United States, including several long-term core developers, new developers,
+students, researchers, and even newcomers.
+The work has been focused on wxGUI improvements, GRASS7 internals (improved
+vector topology engine, library access from other programs), translations,
+implementation of new modules (r.threshold, v.pack, v.unpack) and bugfixing.
+Developers also had discussions on broad topics like GRASS GIS usage in cloud
+and cluster computing, Web processing services, toolboxes, integration of time
+dimension to make GRASS a true temporal GIS, and the design of a comprehensive
+test suite.
+Among the participants there were three of the four Google Summer of Code
+students, two mentors, several co-mentors and the OSGeo GSoC administrator.
+Students started working on their projects, and received live guidance from
+their mentors and from the attending experienced developers.
+The sprint welcomed also the integration with other software, like QGIS and
+JGrass, thanks to the presence of some main developers of these respective
+programs who showed interest in the "integration" topic.
+For more information, please visit these pages:
+<li> <a href="http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Talk:GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2011">http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Talk:GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2011</a></li>
+<li> <a href="http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2011">http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2011</a></li>
+<h3>About GRASS GIS</h3>
+The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS,
+is an Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) providing powerful raster,
+vector, and geospatial processing engines in a single integrated software suite.
+GRASS includes tools for spatial modeling, visualization of raster and vector
+data, management and analysis of geospatial data, and the processing of
+satellite and aerial imagery. It also provides the capability to produce
+sophisticated presentation graphics and hardcopy maps. GRASS has now been
+translated into twenty languages and supports a huge array of data formats. It
+is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
+<a href="http://grass.osgeo.org/community/team.php">GRASS Development

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