ANNOUNCE: new GRASS 4.2.1 (V.16)

Markus Neteler neteler at
Sat May 23 15:02:24 EDT 1998

Dear GRASS Community,

again it is time for an update of the current 
GRASS 4.2.1 version...

What is new (major changes):

 - as already announced: totally rewritten TclTKGRASS V 2.0! Many, many thanks
       to Jacques Bouchard (bouchard at
         -> new module concept, new module windows etc. etc.
     A Programming_intro is included (you can write your own user
     interface now or modify the existing). 

 - XGRASS: applied bugfixes from Jacques Bouchard (bouchard at
         -> xdigit working now (but avoid double clicks on filename etc.!)

 Added the following scripts/modules:

 - added d.rast.rescale: display raster module with automated visualization rescaling
          (many thanks to Dr. Agustin Lobo )
 - added i.tasscap: Tasseled cap (Kauth Thomas) transform
 - added (create a barscale vector layer)
    (thanks to Malcolm D. Williamson, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR)
 - added  r.edge.dig: module to digitize a vector line between two given raster values
          in a raster map (many thanks to Dr. Agustin Lobo )
 - added r.out.arctiff: ARC/INFO TIFF export (with .tfw file)  
 - added r.regression.line: linear regression calculation
 - added s.out.gps (many thanks to Johnny Duke at NRCS)
 - added (many thanks to Jill Schueler at NRCS)
 - added v.out.atlas
 - added v.out.mapinfo (MAPINFO 3.0 compliant)
 - added v.distance (thanks to Janne Soimasuo)
          Calculates a distance from a point to nearest line or point in vector layer
 - added v.plant (thanks to S.J.D. Cox at AGCRC, CSIRO, Australia)
          Inserts nodes in equidistance into vector map
 - added v.cutter.attr: polygon cutter with vector attributes

... and some minor corrections...

Where to get the software/the update package?

  GRASS 4.2.1 main page:

Many greetings from

   Markus Neteler
   (GRASS Research Group)

      Geographisches Institut    |       Institute of Geography
- Abteilung Physische Geographie | - Physical Geography 
      und Landschaftsoekologie - |            and Landscape Ecology -
      Universitaet Hannover      |   University of Hannover, Germany
                 Email: neteler at
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