We are pleased to announce the second release candidate of the upcoming GRASS GIS 7.0.1 version
The GRASS Development Team released at their recent [http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Como_2015 Community Sprint in Como, Italy] the last release candidate of GRASS GIS 7.0.1RC2.
What’s new in a nutshell
This upcoming stability release provides a series of stability fixes, manual improvements and a few language translations. This second release candidate provides ”’55 fixes and improvements”’ with respect to RC1. It is expected that RC2 will be turned into the final release of GRASS GIS 7.0.1 after a short period of testing.
”About GRASS GIS 7”: Its new graphical user interface supports the user to make complex GIS operations as simple as possible. A [http://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/libpython/ 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 [http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Massive_data_analysis 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 [http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures new features]. As a stable release 7.0 will enjoy ”’long-term support”’.
”’Source code download”’:
* To get the GRASS GIS 7.0.1 RC2 source code directly from SVN, see [http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Release/7.0.1RC-News here].
* [http://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/binary/mswindows/native/WinGRASS-7.0.1RC2-1-Setup.exe winGRASS 7.0.1RC2 standalone installer]
* [http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/pkg-grass winGRASS 7.0.1RC2 in OSGeo4W installer]
* [https://launchpad.net/~grass/+archive/ubuntu/grass-stable Ubuntu installer]
* … further binary packages for other Linux distributions and Mac OSX will follow shortly.
See also our detailed announcement:
* http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures (overview of new stable release series)
First time users may explore the [http://grass.osgeo.org/documentation/first-time-users 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, July 2015”