What's new in a nutshell
This upcoming stability release provides a series of stability fixes and manual improvements. This first release candidate GRASS GIS 7.0.2RC1 provides 160 fixes and improvements.
About GRASS GIS 7: Its graphical user interface supports the user to make complex GIS operations as simple as possible. A new Python interface to the C library permits users to create new GRASS GIS-Python modules in a simple way while yet obtaining powerful and fast modules. Furthermore, the libraries were significantly improved for speed and efficiency, along with support for huge files. A lot of effort has been invested to standardize parameter and flag names. Finally, GRASS GIS 7 comes with a series of new modules to analyse raster and vector data, along with a full temporal framework. For a detailed overview, see the list of new features. As a stable release series, 7.0.x will enjoy long-term support.
Source code download:
- To get the GRASS GIS 7.0.2 RC1 source code directly from SVN, see here.
- ... further binary packages for other Linux distributions and Mac OSX will follow shortly.
See also our detailed announcement:
First time users may explore the first steps tutorial after installation.
About GRASS GIS
The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (http://grass.osgeo.org/), commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is an Open Source Geographic Information System providing powerful raster, vector and geospatial processing capabilities in a single integrated software suite. GRASS GIS 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 presentation graphics and hardcopy maps. GRASS GIS has been translated into about twenty languages and supports a huge array of data formats. It can be used either as a stand-alone application or as backend for other software packages such as QGIS and R geostatistics. It is distributed freely under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). GRASS GIS is a founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).
The GRASS Development Team, October 2015
First Open GIS conference happened in 2012 and brought together diverse crowd of 250 people from 150 organizations. We had about 50 presentations and 12 workshops. This year we expect at least the same numbers or more.
The conference runs two simultaneous presentation streams plus one or two sequence of workshops.
This conference is grassroots and organized by members of Russian GIS-Lab and OpenStreetMap communities. Attendance and workshops are free.
ISPRS 2016 - 12th July - 19th July 2016 - Prague
Special Session SpS10 - FOSS4G (coorganized with OSGeo)
Keywords: Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics(FOSS4G), geospatial research platform and systems for developing new applications crossing the new frontiers towards the Internet of Places, Big Geospatial Data processing and analytics and complex simulations essential for understanding and managing the earth systems, human societies and their interaction
- 30th November 2015: Submission of full papers
- 13th December 2015: Submission of abstracts
The Dutch local chapter "OSgeo.nl" is proud to announce the fourth consecutive annual OSgeo.nl day.
The OSGeo.nl will take place on 25th November, at the "1931" congress hall in 's Hertogenbosch.
Just like last year, this years OSGeo.nl day is organized as part of the general Dutch geospatial congress and exhibition "GeoBuzz".
As part of a this event, we hope te attract a broader audience, including people who never "tasted" open source goespatail software & solutions before.
This years program includes an QGis workshop, presentations on MongoDB, indoor Mapping, several solution to handle the key register on addresses and building ("BAG"), workshops on the use of Open Data with QGis followed by a discussion with the open data suppliers
Please note: all workshops and presentation will be held in Dutch
Admission is € 95 (ex. VAT). This is a 50% reduction off the normal GeoBuzz admission. Your ticket gives access to the entire GeoBuzz event
For students only € 10 (ex. VAT)
More info in our website http://osgeo.nl/events/4e-jaarlijkse-osgeo-nl-dag-op-de-geobuzz/
and on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/OSGeoNL/events/225281140/
Gert-Jan van der Weijden - OSGeo.nl
On behalf of Geo for All, we are pleased to announce the winners of the OSGeo Student Awards for FOSS4G 2015, Seoul
1) OSGeo Best Oral Presentation Student Award
Title:Analysis of Spatial Density Utilizing the Big Data of Floating Population of Seoul City
Authors: Hailin Kim (Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea)
2) OSGeo Best Poster Presentation Award
Title: Mobile Application of Open Source Stack to Geo-based Data Visualization on E-Government Web Framework
Authors: Kwangseob Kim (Hansung University), Hanseam Park, Kiwon Lee, Republic of Korea
3) FOSS4G Seoul Best Oral Presentation Student Award
Title: Landmark Based Path Planning And Linear Path Generation For Mobile Map Applications
Authors: Thejaka Mahaulpatha (Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology), Pasindu Chandrasekara,Dananjaya Thathsara, Irendra Koswatta, Nimalika Fernando, Sri Lanka
4) FOSS4G Seoul Best Poster Presentation Award
Title: Development of Opensource-based Photogrammetric UAV System Using Smart Camera
Authors: Jinwoo Park (Pukyong National University), Hohyun Jung, DongYoon Shin, Chuluong Cho,Republic of Korea
It is worth noting that the winner of OSGeo Best Oral Presentation Student Award, Hailin Kim (Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea), is high school student! That is really excellent news and builds upon FOSS4G Europe's student competition win by students from a high school in Alaska for the Europa Challenge 2015 . Details at http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2015/07/ica-osgeo-isprs-awards-for-nasa-europa-challenge-2015 This shows the new generation is much ahead in leading Open Principles in Education and we need to give them more support.
We congratulate all of them for their excellent work and contributions to FOSS4G and Open Principles. These student awards have been possible thanks to the support of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, so we thank the OSGeo Board , community and the LOC for their strong support. Special thanks to Sanghee Shin, Venkatesh Raghavan, Maria Brovelli, Jeff McKenna and everyone in the G4A Team who made this possible. Sanghee Shin has kindly provided the url of some of the photos in Flikr https://www.flickr.com/photos/135608763@N08/ (our thanks to the volunteer who took the photos)
Based on feedbacks received from the community , we have decided that the Student Award initiative at FOSS4G conferences from now will be handled by the GeoforAll Team (by keeping in touch with LOC) . As this is new initiative, we are learning from experiences, feedbacks and will improve for the future events. We are also looking into ideas for making the student competition more wider ( to include students from various disciplines and different levels so students from high schools to university level can participate). The aim of the awards is to recognise the excellent contributions from students worldwide not only to FOSS4G but also acknowledge their contributions to open knowledge and being good global citizens by helping spread the benefits of education to all.
Professor Venkatesh Raghavan also gave an excellent Plenary presentation on Geo4All. The slides are available at http://www.slideshare.net/VenkateshRaghavan1/g4-a-newver2
We thank the whole Seoul Team for their hard work and efforts over many months for making a very successful FOSS4G global conference http://2015.foss4g.org in Asia.
Now it is the turn of Bonn Team http://2016.foss4g.org to carry on the good work :)
Thomas Bonfort was honored with the inaugural FOSS4G Developer Award, sponsored by GeoCat, during the FOSS4G 2015 conference in Seoul, South Korea. Attendees of the FOSS4G-Seoul event placed votes for the best developer, by filling out ballots at the GeoCat booth.
Thomas has been a longtime member of the MapServer Project Steering Committee (PSC), and has been the driving force of many thorough changes, especially to both MapServer 6 and MapServer 7 releases. MapServer's high quality and fast rendering engines have all been upgraded thanks to Thomas. Thomas is also the maintainer of MapCache, MapServer's caching engine that is handled through an Apache module. Many will remember Thomas working so hard on past WMS Benchmarking exercises with other lead developers of GeoServer and Mapnik, improving not only MapServer but helping the other projects as well.
GeoCat and the whole OSGeo community would like to thank Thomas Bonfort for his contributions to the community. Thanks Thomas!
GeoCat & OSGeo