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New Docker images for GRASS GIS

Moving GRASS GIS Docker Images to the OSGeo Repository

In the field of open source software development and deployment, the accessibility and maintenance of resources is of paramount importance. To this end, there has been a major change in the repository structure for the GRASS GIS Docker images.

GRASS GIS Docker images

In the past years, these Docker images have been maintained and hosted under the mundialis organisation’s repository. The company mundialis has played a crucial role in providing and maintaining these images, ensuring their availability and stability for the wider GIS community. The GRASS GIS development community extends its sincere appreciation to mundialis for their technical expertise and consistent support over the years.

In a strategic move, the GRASS GIS Docker images have now been shifted to the OSGeo organisation’s repository on Docker Hub. They can be accessed under OSGeo GRASS GIS on Docker Hub:


This migration is not just a change of repository location. The move to the OSGeo repository has been accompanied by a systematic clean-up and reorganisation of the tags associated with the GRASS GIS Docker images. This restructuring is intended to improve clarity, streamline versioning and optimise the user experience when selecting appropriate image tags for deployment.

Migrating to the new structure

Now there are four different types of tags, while {{ os }} can be replaced with “alpine”, “debian” or “ubuntu” (and for more recent versions also with “ubuntu_wxgui”):

  • latest for latest release (at this time 8.3) and with ubuntu operating system
  • current-{{ os }} for current releasebranch (at this time 8.3), e.g current-ubuntu
  • {{ branch }}-{{ os }} for all configured branches, e.g. releasebranch_8_3-alpine, main-debian
  • {{ tag }}-{{ os }} for all published releases. e.g. 8.3.0-alpine

While naming of branches and tags is still the same, it adds current-{{ os }} and abandons deprecated naming style latest-{{ os }} and stable-{{ os }}. Also content of latest tag was changed from main branch to latest release.

If mundialis/grass-py3-pdal:latest-{{ os }} was used containing the latest development version, it should now be replaced with osgeo/grass-gis:main-{{ os }}. For mundialis/grass-py3-pdal:stable-{{ os }} (which was formerly build upon releasebranch_7_8) a switch to the current stable releasebranch osgeo/grass-gis:current-{{ os }} is recommended or the usage of a specific releasebranch releasebranch_8_3-{{ os }}. Old GRASS GIS Docker images with version 7.8 can still be found at mundialis/grass-py3-pdal.

In summary, as we moved the repository from mundialis to the OSGeo organisation, we took the opportunity to clean up the Docker tags.

Related docker build configuration changes can be found here:

Carmen Tawalika (mundialis), Markus Neteler and The GRASS Dev Team