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<h2>GRASS GIS 6.1.0 released [DAY] [MONTH] 2006</h2>
-A new release of <a href="http://grass.itc.it">GRASS GIS</a>
-has been published today. This is a feature release in preparation for the
-next benchmark release, which will be GRASS 6.2. This release includes
-numerous improvements over the previous stable GRASS version, including
-hundreds of new features and support for the latest GIS data formats.
+A new version of <a href="http://grass.itc.it">GRASS GIS</a> 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 GIS, is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for spatial modeling,
-visualization of both raster and vector data, geospatial data management and
-analysis, processing of satellite and aerial imagery, and production of
-presentation graphics and hardcopy maps.
-GRASS combines powerful raster, vector, and geospatial processing engines into
-a single integrated software package.
-It is open source Free Software released under the terms of the
-<a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GNU General Public License (GPL)</a>
-and runs on a variety of popular hardware platforms.
+The <i>Geographic Resources Analysis Support System</i>, 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, processing of
+satellite and aerial imagery. It also provides the capability to produce
+sophisticated presentation graphics and hardcopy maps.
-GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world,
+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
+<a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GNU General Public License</a>.
-Building on GRASS's already well developed raster engine, GRASS 6 introduced a new topological
-2D/3D vector engine including support for vector network analysis, with attributes
-managed in an SQL-based DBMS. Integration and functionality of these engines have
-been improved with this new release, and 3D raster (voxel) support has been
-greatly enhanced with a number of new gridded volume analysis and support modules.
-A new graphical GIS manager and menu system has been implemented, while the old
-GUI display manager has been improved and retained for legacy support.
+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 for linked attributes.
+This release improves the integration and functionality of the raster and
+vector engines, and 3D raster (voxel) support has also 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 create on-the-fly MPEG animations.
-Messages are substantially translated (i18N) with support for
-FreeType fonts, including multibyte Asian characters. New project locations can
-be auto-generated by EPSG code number or directly from input data files.
-GRASS is integrated with the latest GDAL/OGR libraries to support an extensive
-range of raster and vector formats, including OGC-conformal Simple Features, and
-uses the popular PROJ.4 software library to include support for most known map
-projections and to allow easy definition of new or rare map projections via custom
+and voxel volumes and support for the creation of on-the-fly MPEG animations
+has been added. Additional improvements include substantial translation of
+messages (i18n) with support for FreeType fonts, including multibyte 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 founding project of the new
<a href="http://www.osgeo.org/">Open Source Geospatial Foundation</a>.
+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 allowing the easy definition of new and rare map projections via custom
<h3>Platforms supported by GRASS:</h3>
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