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GRASS GIS 6.0.1 released 22 August 2005

The GRASS Development Team announces:

GRASS GIS 6.0.1 released 22 August 2005

A bugfix release of GRASS GIS has been published today.

The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is a Geographical Information System (GIS) used for data management, image processing, graphics production, spatial modeling, and visualization of raster, vector and sites data. It is open source Free Software released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The new features of GRASS 6 cover a new topological 2D/3D vector engine and support for vector network analysis. Attributes are now managed in an SQL-based DBMS. A new display manager has been implemented. The NVIZ visualization tool was enhanced to display 3D vector data and voxel volumes. Messages are partially translated (i18N) with support for FreeType fonts, including multibyte Asian characters. New LOCATIONs can be auto-generated by EPSG code number. GRASS is integrated with GDAL/OGR libraries to support an extensive range of raster and vector formats, including OGC-conformal Simple Features.

Platforms supported by GRASS:

GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris (SPARC/Intel), Silicon Graphics Irix, Mac OS X/Darwin, Microsoft Windows with Cygwin, HP-UX, DEC-Alpha, AIX, BSD, iPAQ/Linux and other UNIX compliant platforms (32/64bit).

Software download/CDROM:

The new source code is available now, and selected binary distributions for major operating systems will be published shortly.

For details on GRASS software capabilities please refer to: http://grass.itc.it/intro/general.php and the previous GRASS 6.0.0 Announcement.

What’s new in GRASS 6.0.1

Selected Bugfixes (see ChangeLog for details)

  • Compilation: fixes for MacOSX
  • Documentation/MAN: various fixes and improvements
  • Translation: fixed wrong country code for Vietnam
  • DBF driver: set columns to null before insert; memory free fix
  • PROJ: fix ETRS89 datum problems;
  • Vector lib: segment and line intersection fix; key fix; endless loop fix on zero length boundaries
  • i.group: create REF file for group in case ‘subgroup’ parameter is used (fix for i.points)
  • nviz: added missing online documentation
  • parser: generate better description for menus/docs
  • ps.map: make default point size visible; floating point autosizing was breaking category legends; fix default placement
  • r.flow: disabled nonfunctional offset
  • r.out.gdal: Fixed quoting problems; WKT fix
  • r.proj: asymmetric integer truncation error fixed
  • r.random: cat bug fixed
  • r.statistics: Fix bug in m_var()
  • r.sun: fixed units in descriptions
  • r.surf.idw2: added
  • v.in.dwg: segfault fixed
  • v.in.e00: fix for too long coverage names; no topology cleanup needed
  • v.in.garmin: various fixes
  • v.db.connect: field info fix
  • v.select: 3d fix
  • Scripts: Fixes awk related calculation problems in scripts for various locales

For a more comprehensive list of changed modules see the ChangeLog_6.0.1.gz.

For a complete list of command in GRASS 6.0.1, see HTML manuals.

We are always looking for both testers and developers to help us maintain and accelerate this development cycle.

Release history: GRASS GIS 6.0.0beta1 released 12 January 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.0beta2 released 4 February 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.0 released 10 March 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.1RC1 released 3 August 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.1RC2 released 8 August 2005 GRASS GIS 6.0.1 released 22 August 2005

GRASS Development Team Date: 22 August 2005 (last changed: $Date: 2005-08-22 09:17:46 +0000 (Mon, 22 Aug 2005) $)