Jun 25, 2014

Stable GRASS GIS 6.4.4 released

Stable version GRASS GIS 6.4.4

GRASS GIS 6.4.4 released

We are pleased to announce the release of a new stable version of GRASS GIS. This release fixes issues discovered in the 6.4.3 version of the program and adds a number of new features. This release includes over 340 updates to the source code since 6.4.3. As a stable release series, the 6.4 line will enjoy long-term support and incremental enhancements while preserving backwards-compatibility with the entire GRASS 6 line.

Key improvements of the GRASS GIS 6.4.4 release include a complete rewrite of the r.li suite, major fixes for buffers (v.buffer, now based on GEOS library), major speedup for some vector modules (v.rast.stats and v.in.gpsbabel), various fixes for the portable wxPython based graphical interface (wxNVIZ, Location Wizard or Cartographic Composer), enabled Cairo driver for MS-Windows, and more user message translations.

Source code download:

http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/source/grass-6.4.4.tar.gz (md5)

Binaries download:

  • ... further packages will follow shortly.

To get the GRASS GIS 6.4.4 source code directly from SVN

    svn checkout http://svn.osgeo.org/grass/grass/tags/release_20140625_grass_6_4_4
See also our detailed announcement:

First time users should explore the first steps tutorial after installation.

GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free and open source Geographic Information System (GIS) software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and map production, spatial modeling, and 3D visualization. GRASS GIS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. GRASS GIS can be used either as a stand-alone application or as backend for other software packages such as QGIS and R geostatistics. It is a founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

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