[OSGeo-Announce] GRASS GIS 7.6.0 released

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Mon Jan 28 09:24:10 PST 2019

We are pleased to announce the GRASS GIS 7.6.0 release

What's new in a nutshell

After almost 1 year of development the new stable release GRASS GIS 
7.6.0 is available. Efforts have concentrated on making the user 
experience even better, providing many new useful additional 
functionalities to modules and further improving the graphical user 
interface. Furthermore, ZSTD has been added a new raster compression 
method which is an improvement over ZLIB's deflate method, providing 
both faster and higher compression than ZLIB. Also a new raster map type 
has been added: GRASS virtual raster (VRT) which is a virtual mosaic of 
the list of input raster maps. In addition, support for PROJ v. 5 has 
been implemented.

An overview of the new features in the 7.6 release series is available 
at new features in GRASS GIS 7.6.
Binaries/Installer download:

     winGRASS 7.6.0: 32bit standalone installer | 64bit standalone 
     winGRASS 7.6.0 OSGeo4W: 32bit OSGeo4W installer | 64bit OSGeo4W 
     Fedora and EPEL7 (CentOS7, RHEL7, ...)
     Linux Mint: see Ubuntu
     Ubuntu (ubuntugis-unstable)
     Max OS X (fully bundled binaries)
     ... further binary packages for other Linux distributions will 
follow shortly, please check at software downloads.

Source code download:

     To get the GRASS GIS 7.6.0 source code directly from SVN, see here.

More details:

See also our detailed announcement:
https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures76 (overview of new 
7.6 stable release series)
https://grass.osgeo.org/grass7/manuals/addons/ (list of available 

First time users may explore the first steps tutorial after 


The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System 
(https://grass.osgeo.org/), commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is an 
Open Source Geographic Information System providing powerful raster, 
vector and geospatial processing capabilities in a single integrated 
software suite. GRASS GIS 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 GIS has been translated into about 
twenty languages and supports a huge array of data formats. It can be 
used either as a stand-alone application or as backend for other 
software packages such as QGIS and R geostatistics. It is distributed 
freely under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). GRASS 
GIS is a founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation 

The GRASS Development Team, January 2019

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