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Quantum GIS

Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a cross-platform Geographic Information System (GIS). It offers support for vector and raster formats, including spatially enabled tables in PostgreSQL using PostGIS, common GIS vector formats such as Shapefiles, and geo-referenced rasters (TIFF, PNG, and GEOTIFF). Many plugins are available to dynamically add new functionality. Viewing of GRASS layers (vector and raster) is provided by a plugin. GRASS vector layers can be edited in QGIS.

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  •  18 Nov 2009 19:31

    Release Notes: This release includes improvements to the OSM plugin and provider, including new OSM style files an icons. Other notable features and improvements include incorporation of the analysis library, the ability to identify features across multiple layers, a new plugin for raster terrain analysis (computing slope aspect, steepness, etc.), a reshape tool for line/polygon geometries, and a number of bugfixes.

    •  19 Mar 2008 20:26

      Release Notes: This release adds a locale tab to the options dialog so that the locale can be overridden. Cleanups and additions have been applied to GRASS tools. A Python Plugin Installer has been added for installing plugins from the PyQGIS repository. Documentation updates have been applied. Improvements have been made for building under MSVC. Many bugs have been fixed.

      •  26 Oct 2007 17:58

        Release Notes: Python bindings are the major focus of this release. The automake build system has been replaced by CMake. Many new GRASS tools have been added. There are Map Composer updates. A crash regarding 2.5D shapefiles has been fixed. The QGIS libraries have been refactored and better organised. There are improvements to the GeoReferencer.

        •  15 Jun 2007 17:40

          Release Notes: Numerous bugfixes and stability improvements.

          •  07 Jan 2007 03:41

            Release Notes: This release adds WMS support, improved vector and attribute editing, improved measurement tools, attribute searching, a new MapServer export tool, vector layer transparency and anti-aliasing, GRASS support in all platforms with enhanced functions and toolbox commands, and refactoring of the API to allow the use of QGIS libraries in mapping applications. Enhanced vector editing allows you to copy, cut, and paste features. Snapping and vertex editing is now supported. This release also supports full shapefile editing with GDAL version 1.3.2 or higher.

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