[Freegis-list] FreeGIS news
Sun, 12 Nov 2000 15:01:51 +0100
here is a short summary on recent updates:
new at FreeGIS (and it blames for me that it took so long to add):
OGR Simple Features Library
The OGR Simple Features Library is a C++ open source library
(and commandline tools) providing read (and sometimes write) access
to a variety of vector file formats including ESRI Shapefiles,
and Mapinfo mid/mif and TAB formats.
The author is Frank Warmerdam, one of the busiest contributors
to Free GIS software.
GPSMan 5.1 -> 5.2
GPSMan is a graphical manager for GPS data and supports several
Miguel Filgueir released the new version with many new and improved
Anyone working with GPS should try out this tool.
Miguel says that a real-time track logging with a moving map
is under implementation and hopefully will be available before Christmas.
MapIt! 0.5 -> 0.6
MapIt! is a light, raster-only, web mapping component.
The update covers small improvements and a better
packaging/installation. Work on simplifying installation
GMT 3.3.5 -> 3.3.6
Paul Wessel, one of the main authors of GMT, has
released a new version with several bug fixes and
also some new features.
GMT is a powerful collection of command line tools
that everyone should have tried who is interested
in producing maps in EPS format. GMT also
allows to manipulate data.
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/