the free-software GIS of the Valencian Government,
announces new release
carrera_marrod at gva.es
Thu Sep 15 16:08:24 CEST 2005
gvSIG, the free-software GIS of the Valencian Government, announces new release
gvSIG team is proud to announce that the new version, 0.4, is out and available
for download from the projects official web page sponsored by the Conselleria
dInfraestructures i Transport, http://www.gvsig.gva.es.
Our free GNU/GPL licensed project, publishes a new version with a lot of new
features. Improved access to WMS and new service for WCS (Open Geospatial
Consortium services for accessing to geospatial information); new
functionalities on reading and writing file formats; table access; new map
composition possibilities such as exporting to PDF, element rotation, or
inserting SVG files; and more layer and legend management tools.
There are new functionalities pointing to the development of a module for raster
analysis, currently referring to the capability of reading and writing in
raster formats and accessing to their features and editing them.
Further information about the new features can be found in the release notes at
the project webpage.
Towards the projects internationalization
The official webpage, traditionally available in Valencian and Spanish, the two
official languages of the Comunitat Valenciana, is now also available in
English. The goal is to enlarge the scope. In order to do this a new mailing
list have been created for the non-Spanish speakers with the English as the
main language to a chance of organize and grow up to the gvSIGs users and
In the other hand, support for several new languages has been added, please
check out if your language is supported. The internationalization is one of our
priorities. Our purpose is to keep a group of collaborators in this area that
help us to keep gvSIG easily accessible for everyone.
Thanks to gvSIG users community, we have learnt that it was too complicated to
install. In this new version we have improved this issue. Now gvSIG is supplied
together to an installation program. It is not finished yet and it will be
improved in next releases.
The installer used in this version is IzPack, a free installer whose home page
More documentation available
New information and references are being added to the projects webpage. Thus,
youll find a new section describing a protocol for the spatial metadata
generation, and the presentations of gvSIG that we have done from the beginning
of this project.
In the FREE CARTOGRAPHY section, we have included a list of WMS servers that
have available cartography.
Our intention is to publish free accessible, interesting, and multiplatform
information. We will not publish information that works in a unique OS or
Wed like every effort done by the gvSIG team be useful for all of you and to
give our contribution to the building of a scenario where multiple efforts can
meet. So, all the community can take benefit of them.
Mario Carrera Rodríguez
Grupo SIG-CAD / gvSIG
Servicio de Organización e Informática
Conselleria d'Infraestructures i Transport
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