[Freegis-list] FreeGIS: 3rd generation portal online
gisdude at hotpop.com
Thu Mar 17 18:19:12 CET 2005
Very nice. Great work FreeGIS team.
Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
>Dear FreeGIS community,
>finally the new FreeGIS portal is online.
>Thanks for the feedback during beta phase!
>Some things are not yet fully optimal. We
>are working on it.
>All the best
>Here is the official press release:
> Free GIS Software increasingly successful -
> 3rd generation of expert platform unveiled
>Predictions have proven true: Software for managing geo-data
>increasingly becomes part of our daily life. Beside the obvious car
>navigation especially many web-based applications are popular.
>This is an area where Free Software products are in the lead with
>being flexible and most compatible with technical standards. To make
>Free Software for geo-data processing widely known, the FreeGIS
>project  was started in 1999. At that time it was only a link
>collection. Now the project has put the 3rd generation of its web
>portal online shortly after its 5th anniversary. The new side masters
>the increasing interest with an improved editorial system and
>"Now we can easily distribute the editorial tasks" explains
>Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner, coordinator of the FreeGIS project.
>"This way our volunteers can further increase the quality of
>The FreeGIS project also acts as promoter of commercial use of
>Free GIS Software and emphasizes the professional quality of several
>listed products. "A successful IT business has developed around this
>within the past few years" says Frank Koormann, managing director of
>Intevation GmbH , which hosts the FreeGIS portal on its servers.
>"This trend will continue because many products with high potential
>are yet unvalued. One example is the new GRASS GIS 6.0  which has
>just been released."
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