gvSIG is an easy to use Java desktop GIS. It has a friendly interface, and can access some popular formats (e.g. SHP, DGN, DXF, DWG, TIFF, JPEG, ECW, SID, etc). It will integrate in a single view both local vector and raster data, as well as remote data through WMS or WCS. It allows layout design for printing. It is meant for end-users of geographical information, and currently has Spanish, Valencian, English, and 6 more interfaces. It's designed to be easily extended.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics Editors Vector-Based Viewers Scientific/Engineering Geographical|
|Translations||Spanish English French|
Release Notes: Many new features, services, and enhancements were added. Numerous code improvements and bugfixes were made.
Release Notes: New features include access to the geospatial and alphanumerical database via JDBC, the insertion of North symbols, incorporation of templates onto the layouts, and reading GIF and BMP image formats.
Release Notes: This release fixes some bugs detected by users in the last published version. It includes changes in accessing some WCS servers, and solves some graphical user interface problems with some servers. New WMS servers and some interesting links have been added to the Web site.
Release Notes: Improved access to WMS and new service for WCS. New functionality in reading and writing file formats. Table access. New map composition and exporting to PDF, element rotation, or inserting SVG files. More layer and legend management tools. Reading and writing raster formats. An enhanced raster properties dialog. Support for several new languages. A new installation program. The official Web page is also available in English. There is a new mailing list for non-Spanish speakers. New sections: articles and presentations. A list of WMS servers. Other improvements.
No changes have been submitted for this release.