[GRASS-user] 4th GRASS GIS Community Sprint in Prague: Exciting achievements!

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Sun Jul 28 17:28:45 PDT 2013

The GRASS GIS community is delighted to present the outcome of the *4th
Community Sprint* that took place in a warm and sunny *Prague, Czech
Republic, from July 12 to July 18, 2013*. The event happened after the
the Czech Technical University in Prague. The Community Sprint was
more a creative gathering of both long-term and new developers, as well as

This meeting was held in the light of *30 YEARS OF GRASS

[image: 30 YEARS OF GRASS GIS!] <http://grass.osgeo.org/home/history/>

We wish to cordially thank the *Department of Mapping and Cartography*,
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
*Czech Technical University* in Prague for hosting and technical support.
In particular, we gratefully acknowledge our *association sponsors
and FOSSGIS e.V. <http://www.fossgis.de/>*, and many *individual
donors*: *Peter
Löwe, Andrea Borruso, Massimo Di Stefano, Alessandro Sarretta, Joshua
Campbell, Andreas Neumann, Jon Eiriksson, Luca Casagrande, Karyn O Newcomb,
Holger Naumann, Anne Ghisla, Helena Mitasova and Lubos Mitas, Dimitris
Tamp, Mark Seibel, Markus Metz, and Tawny Gapinski*. These financial
contributions were used to cover costs such as meals and to help reducing
travelling and accommodation expenses for participants with far arrival who
came on own expenses.

Developers and users who joined the event *came from various countries like
Italy, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Sri Lanka/France, USA

The Community Sprint focused on:

   - testing/bugfixing of the upcoming GRASS 7
   - backporting new functionalities to the stable GRASS 6.4 series,
   - testing/bugfixing related to Mac OS X, MS-Windows and Linux,
   - presenting and developing the new Temporal GIS Algebra in GRASS
   - connecting GRASS 7 with the planetary science software
   - discussing integration with rasdaman.org
<http://www.rasdaman.org/>software, a powerful multidimensional raster
   - creating 3D vector test data for 3D interpolation,
   - discussing vector conflation,
   - discussing Bundle Block Adjustments,
   - presenting the state of image processing in GRASS
   and discussing its future,
   - improving documentation, with focus on image processing and Temporal
   GIS Algebra,
   - developing/refactoring and bugfixing several wxGUI's components,
   - further developing customizable wxGUI
   - improving translation<http://grass.osgeo.org/development/translations/>in
Polish and Romanian languages,
   - fixing v.krige in GRASS7 and proposing merge with the recently
   developed v.kriging module,
   - meeting between Google Summer of Code
and students.

A lot of topic oriented discussions happened among small groups of
participants: for more detailed information, please visit the Wiki pages at
http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2013 and the
related discussion page at

The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS
GIS <http://grass.osgeo.org/>, 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 is distributed
freely<http://grass.osgeo.org/download/software/>under the terms of
the GNU General Public License (GPL). GRASS GIS is an
official project of the Open Source Geospatial

*GRASS GIS Development Team, July 2013*

DE: http://www.fossgis.de/wiki/Bericht_GRASS_GIS_Community_Sprint_2013
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