GvSIG Program - Let's get into it ...

Gvsig program I had been doing the disguise, but no way, it was already a group of non-smokers who want a gvSIG course so I have a week to learn how to use it and start the tutoring that will take me 2 weeks of my night schedule. Also with this post I start a new category in my side panel: gvSIG.

The gvSIG Program

Actually did not ask for that application, asked for one to be free and easy to use ... free many, easy to use questionable! ... exciting no doubt !. I think I will use it to compare it with Manifold and others.

If they had $ 250 I would recommend Manifold because I know what it does and what it does not, but since they do not want to spend money then better go for a tool that has manuals ready and that is stable (although they will not get free the learning curve ... mine).

And for those who have no idea what GvSIG is, here's the basics:

  • The gvSIG program arises (as an offer to tender) at the end of 2003, was developed by IVER who won the game, but has the institutional umbrella of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Ministry of Infrastructures of Valencia and the University by Jaume I
  • The license is GNU GPL
  • gvSIG 100% on Java is developed (with the exception of some proprietary ECWy libraries MrSID), so it runs on both Windows, Linux and Mac.
  • The libraries in which it has been developed are standards like Geotools and Java Topology Suite known like JTS among others.
  • It is interesting that it apparently supports "internationalization" ... it is supposed to adapt natively to the user's language ... mmmm?
  • Supports common files like shp, dxf, dwg, dgn, kml and even gml
  • Supports raster formats like MrSID, GeoTIFF, ECW and ENVI
  • Supports OGC standards including WMS, WFS, WCS and naming services
  • Promotes Five characteristics which were requirements at the time of bidding: Portable (Windows / Linux at that time), Modular, Open source, without licensing cost, Interoperable (at least with AutoCAD, Microstation and ArcView at that time), Subject to Standards.

If you want to extend, you can integrate IMS services and other wonders through extensions that include visualizing and editing OpenStreetMap cartography, connecting to ESRI extensions such as ArcSDE and ArcIMS ... among others.

The most enriching of the GvsIG Program is the community that is behind its development, diffusion y documentation... something that guarantees a certain level of sustainability that does not have all the platforms open ... at least with so much emphasis on the Spanish language.

There I tell you how I'm doing.

Here you can Download gvSIG

Here you can download the GvSIG Tutorial

Here you can take a GvSIG course

7 Replies to "Programa gvSIG - Entrémosle pues ..."

  1. gvSIG only supports Microstation files (dgn) in V7 format
    The V8 format does not support them.

  2. Good morning, I have a questionable to have Microstation files and be able to incorporate GVSIG and viseversa, is there a problem or not.

    Thank you .


  3. You're right, I hope I can have time to talk about the different extensions

  4. Recently I started to investigate gvSIG after analyzing several free alternatives.
    I think that for the Spanish-speaking world is a good alternative, and obviously as it gets diffused and hours of development, it is going more and more.
    In your printscreen I do not see the sextant extension that is the most interesting for geoprocessing.

    Greetings to you

  5. Epa How good they are there ... sometimes it gives the impression of being ripping the garments before anyone. Hehe

    ... Manifold suggest ... a love / hate relationship for the old known although we will see.

  6. Hey, I'm glad you started with gvSIG, I'm sure your comments will be more than welcome by all the gvSIG people that we read to you (I would be very surprised if I was the only one).

    If you have any doubt do not hesitate to go through the list of users where the community of users will gladly help you.

    As for the choice, against Manifold ... well, time will tell.


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