[OSGeo-Announce] gvSIG Graduates Incubation

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Fri Nov 27 06:27:14 PST 2015

OSGeo is pleased to announce that the gvSIG project has graduated from
incubation and is now a full fledged OSGeo project. Manuel Madrid, a
long time member of the gvSIG[1] Project Steering Committee (PSC), has
been appointed as project officer.

gvSIG is an Open Source desktop application designed for capturing,
storing, handling, analyzing and deploying any kind of referenced
geographic information in order to solve complex management and
planning problems. gvSIG is known for having a user-friendly
interface, being able to access the most common formats, both vector
and raster ones. It features a wide range of tools for working with
geographic-like information (query tools, layout creation,
geoprocessing, networks, etc.), which turns gvSIG into the ideal tool
for users working in the land realm.

Graduating incubation[2] includes fulfilling requirements for open
community operation, a responsible project governance model, code
provenance, and general good project operation. Graduation is the
OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users and the
community at large an added confidence in the viability and safety of
the project.

The project steering committee says, "The gvSIG team is thrilled to be
recognized as a full OSGeo project. There have been strong ties
between the two communities with common objectives to spread open
source for geomatics, and develop a business model based on
collaboration and shared knowledge. We are very happy to be included
as part of OSGeo and a member of such an esteemed group of projects".

OSGeo would also like to thank Dimitris Kotzinos, Jeroen Ticheler and
Jorge Sanz for their assistance during this Incubation process.

Congratulations to the gvSIG community!

[1] http://www.gvsig.com/
[2] http://www.osgeo.org/incubator

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