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FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics
FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics
11-15 September 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland
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gvSIG: What's New, What's Next
This technical session will introduce and demonstrate the new functionality added for
the 1.0 version of gvSIG, the open source desktop GIS, which will be released around
FOSS4G. The new extensions include graphical and command-line editing tools, raster
georeferencing tools and feature geoprocessing tools. The session will also describe
other improvements in the customization mechanisms of gvSIG, like the capability to
add tools with associated scripting.

In addition, the session will present a road map for the developments that will be
occuring in a one-year time frame. These include raster reprojection, raster
analysis, network analysis, advanced symbology, animation, 3D visualization and SDI
authoring tools. The presenters will also discuss the collaboration opportunities in
the project.

gvSIG is a GPL-licensed GIS project that started in 2003, promoted by the Regional
Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and developed by the IVER company. In a
first phase, it aimed at covering the visual analysis needs of the Ministry users,
and then became a very complete SDI client with its user-friendly support of
connections with standard OGC web services.

In a second phase gvSIG has completed its functionality to become a powerful editor
following -and in some cases improving over- both GIS and CAD editing environments
with powerful capabilities such as command-line control and command history. Tools
have also been added to allow common data preparation and analysis funcions such as
raster georeferencing and standard feature geoprocessing operations. This new set of
functions, together with improvements in the mechanisms for customization and
expansion of the modular system, is released with the version 1.0 of gvSIG.

gvSIG is an ambitious and well-funded project whith has attracted many contributors
and now aims farther and wider than its original scope. Some of the extensions
planned to be developed in this third phase include:

  * Raster analysis tools, ported from the SEXTANTE environment
  * Network creation and analysis tools
  * Advanced symbology and labelling
  * Animation and video generation
  * Global 3D visualization
  * SDI authoring tools
Id: 151
Place: Lausanne, Switzerland
Room: Cubotron (Auditoire I)
Starting date:
14-Sep-2006   14:00
Duration: 30'
Contribution type: Conference
Primary Authors: Dr. BAYARRI, Salvador (IVER)
Mr. CARRIóN, Gabriel (Consellería Infraestructuras y Transportes)
Mr. SEVILLA, Luis W. (Consellería Infraestructuras y Transportes)
Mr. PEñARRUBIA, Francisco José (IVER)
Presenters: Dr. BAYARRI, Salvador
Mr. SEVILLA, Luis W.
Material: slide Slides
Included in session: Session 7 : Desktop application

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