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<b>The GRASS Development Team announces</b>

<h2>GRASS GIS 6.2.3 released 27 Nov 2007</h2>

We are happy to announce that a new bugfix version of
<a href="http://grass.itc.it">GRASS GIS</a> has been released today.
This release fixes a number of bugs discovered in the 6.2.2 source code.
It is primarily for stability purposes and adds minimal new features.
Besides bug fixes it also includes a number of new message translations
and updates for the help pages.

Highlights include further maturation of the GRASS 6 GUI, vector, and
database code. Some improvements have been backported from the GRASS 6.3
development branch where new development continues at a strong pace of
approximately one code commit every hour, including major work being done
on an all new cross-platform wxPython GUI.
 recent 2007 CVS commits:
 Feb 585
 Mar 652
 Apr 726
 May 573
     634 / month avg, excluding wxPython devel in SVN

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, and the processing of
satellite and aerial imagery. It also provides the capability to produce
sophisticated 4D presentation graphics and hardcopy maps.

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>.

GRASS is a proposed 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 the easy definition of new and rare map projections via custom
parameterization. Strong links are maintained with the
<a href="http://www.qgis.org">QGIS</a> and
<a href="http://www.r-project.org">R Statistics</a> projects with integrated
GRASS toolkits available for each.


<li><a href="http://grass.itc.it/grass62/screenshots/index.php">Screenshots</a>
of GRASS 6.2 in action

<h3>Platforms supported by GRASS 6.2.2</h3>

<p>GNU/Linux, Mac OS X/Darwin, Microsoft Windows (with full UNIX support via
Cygwin), Sun Solaris (SPARC/Intel), Silicon Graphics Irix, HP-UX, DEC-Alpha,
AIX, BSD, iPAQ/Linux and other UNIX compliant platforms.
GRASS runs on both 32 and 64 bit systems with large files (&gt;2GB) supported by
many key modules.

<h3>Software download/CDROM</h3>

 <li><a href="http://grass.itc.it/download/index.php">http://grass.itc.it</a></li>
 <li><a href="http://grass.ibiblio.org/download/index.php">http://grass.ibiblio.org</a></li>
 <li>numerous <a href="http://grass.itc.it/mirrors.php">mirror sites</a></li>
 <li><a href="http://grass.itc.it/download/cdrom.php">GRASS on CDROM/DVD</a></li>

The new source code is available now and binary packages for major operating
systems will be published shortly.</p>

For details on GRASS software capabilities please refer to:

<a href="http://grass.itc.it/intro/general.php">http://grass.itc.it/intro/general.php</a>,
the previous <a href="announce_grass600.html">GRASS 6.0.0</a>,
<a href="http://grass.itc.it/announces/announce_grass620.html">GRASS 6.2.0</a>, and
<a href="http://grass.itc.it/announces/announce_grass621.html">GRASS 6.2.1</a>, and
<a href="http://grass.itc.it/announces/announce_grass622.html">GRASS 6.2.2</a>
release announcements, and the
<a href="http://grass.gdf-hannover.de/wiki/Main_Page">Wiki collaborative help system</a>.

<h3>What's new in GRASS 6.2.3</h3>

(selected improvements)
<!-- 241 CVS changes since 6.2.1: `grep -c '^2' ChangeLog_6.2.1-6.2.2`-1 -->

<li> System and Libraries:
 <li> <b>MAN pages</b>: don't fail if MAN is compressed
 <li> <b>PG DBMI driver</b>: PG_TYPE_POSTGIS_GEOM and views backported
 <li> <b>EPSG</b>: Update to EPSG 6.13

<li> Modules/Scripts:
 <li> <b>Translations</b>: Backported translations from 6.3.cvs for 6.2.3 release
 <li> <b>r.los</b>: various fixes
 <li> <b>r.mapcalculator</b>: Replace UTF-8 encoded NBSP characters with normal ASCII spaces
 <li> <b>r.support</b>: don't crash on reclassed maps
 <li> <b>ps.map</b>: Don't segfault if SQL query is malformed, or with EPS vpoints
 <li> <b>r.coin, r.report, v.to.db</b>: more precise conversions for square miles, feet, and acres
 <li> <b>v.in.ogr</b>: OFTDate, OFTTime and OFTDateTime backported


For a comprehensive list of changes see the
 <a href="http://grass.itc.it/grass62/source/ChangeLog_6.2.3.gz">full ChangeLog</a>
  or the
 <a href="http://grass.itc.it/grass62/source/ChangeLog_6.2.2-6.2.3.gz">ChangeLog since 6.2.2</a>.

For a complete list of commands available in GRASS 6.2.3 see the
<a href="http://grass.itc.it/grass62/manuals/html62_user/index.html">online manuals</a>
and the 
<a href="http://grass.itc.it/gdp/grassmanuals/grass63_module_list.pdf">GRASS 6 module list</a>.

<p><BR><i>We are always looking for testers, code developers, and technical
writers to <a href="http://grass.itc.it/devel/index.php">help us</a> maintain
and accelerate the development cycle.</i>

The GRASS GIS project is developed under the terms of the
<a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GNU General Public License</a>
(the GPL) <a href="http://grass.itc.it/devel/index.php">in the open</a> by
<a href="http://grass.itc.it/community/index.php">volunteers</a> the
<a href="http://mapserver.gdf-hannover.de/grassusers/map.phtml">world over</a>.

GRASS differs from many other GIS software packages used in the professional
world in that it is developed and distributed by users for users, mostly on a
volunteer basis, in the open, and is given away for free.

Emphasis is placed on interoperability and unlimited access to data as well as
on software flexibility and evolution rate.

The source code is freely available allowing for immediate customization,
examination of the underlying algorithms, addition of new features, and
fast bug fixing.

GRASS 6.2 release history:
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.1.0 technology preview released 11 August 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.0beta1 released 28 August 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.0beta2 released 30 August 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.0beta3 released 18 September 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.0RC1 released 26 September 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.0RC2 released 6 October 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.0RC3 released 24 October 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.0 released 31 October 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.1RC1 released 6 December 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.1 released 12 December 2006
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.2RC1 released 29 May 2007
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.2 released 16 July 2007
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.3RC1 released 21 Oct 2007
 <li> GRASS GIS 6.2.3 released 27 Nov 2007

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