GRASS GIS 7.0.2 RC1 released

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:

Binaries download:

  • … further binary packages for other Linux distributions and Mac OSX will follow shortly.

More details:

See also our detailed announcement: (overview of new 7.0 stable release series)

First time users may explore the first steps tutorial after installation.


The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (,
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

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