[OSGeo Africa] GRASS GIS 6.1.0 released 11 August 2006

Byron A.O. Anangwe banangwe at rcmrd.org
Mon Aug 21 03:18:33 EDT 2006

Hello Sindile,

I would like to recommend to you TerraNova GeoVIS which was used
extensively by the FAO and FAO Africover group. Visit the Africover
website and sign up as a user to download the software.

Kind regards.

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Sindile Bidla" <SXJBIdla at dla.gov.za>
To: <africa at africa.osgeo.org>,<GavinF at mintek.co.za>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 11:37:16 +0200
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] GRASS GIS 6.1.0 released 11 August 2006

> Good day
> Has anyone have experience on OSS GIS application that could be ideal
> in a educational environment (preferably on a Windows platform).  Any
> information will be greately appreciated.
> >>> GavinF at mintek.co.za 08/11/06 1:42 PM >>>
> The GRASS Development Team announces:
> GRASS GIS 6.1.0 released 11 August 2006
> A new technology preview version of GRASS GIS is being released today
> in preparation for the next benchmark release, GRASS 6.2. This
> feature
> release, version 6.1.0, improves upon the previous stable version of
> GRASS by adding hundreds of new features as well as support for the
> latest GIS data formats.
> The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred
> to
> as GRASS, is a Geographic Information System (GIS) combining powerful
> raster, vector, and geospatial processing engines into 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 is currently used around the world in academic and commercial
> settings as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental
> consulting companies. It runs on a variety of popular hardware
> platforms and is Free open source software released under the terms
> of
> the GNU General Public License.
> Joining GRASS's well-developed raster engine the GRASS 6 series
> introduced a new topological 2D/3D vector engine featuring support
> for
> vector network analysis and SQL-based DBMS management of linked
> attributes. This release improves the integration and functionality
> of
> the raster and vector engines, and 3D raster (voxel) support has been
> greatly enhanced.
> A new graphical GIS manager and menu system has been implemented,
> while the old GUI display manager has been retained and improved for
> legacy support. The NVIZ visualization tool has been enhanced to
> display 3D vector data and voxel volumes and supports the creation of
> on-the-fly MPEG animations. Additional improvements include
> substantial message translation (i18n) with support for FreeType
> fonts, including multi-byte Asian characters, and tools to allow new
> project locations to be automatically generated from input data or
> EPSG code.
> This is the first release of GRASS as a proposed founding project of
> the new Open Source Geospatial Foundation. In support of the movement
> towards consolidation in the open source geospatial software world,
> GRASS is tightly integrated with the latest GDAL/OGR libraries. This
> enables access to an extensive range of raster and vector formats,
> including OGC-conformal Simple Features. GRASS also makes use of the
> highly regarded PROJ.4 software library with support for most known
> map projections and the easy definition of new and rare map
> projections via custom parameterization.
> Full announcement:
>  http://grass.itc.it/announces/announce_grass610.html 
> Short project description
>  http://grass.itc.it/announces/abstract_grass610.txt 
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