GvSIG 1.9 and 2.0 Stable in July and September

Formally, definitive aspects of the scope and dates established for the release of stable versions of gvSIG have been announced. The answer to two basic questions is very valuable:

1 When will gvSIG 1.9 be released?

  • 27 July 2009

2 And when will gvSIG 2.0 come out?

  • 15 2009 September

GvsigWe hope that the effort in development is oriented to make the platform light, even if it is on Java because it seems that this version would be in a good level of competition against proprietary applications. A list of improvements has been published, of which we had already advanced algunas with the first impression of 1.9 alpha. Below the basics that have already been released through the distribution lists and some forums:

Symbology
- Legend by density of points.
- Symbol Editor.
- Legend of graduated symbols.
- Legend of proportional symbols.
- Legend amounts per category.
- Symbology levels.
- Reading / writing SLD legends.
- Set of base symbols.
- Two different measuring systems for symbols and labels (on paper / in the world).
- Legends based on filters (Expressions).

LABELED
- Creation of individualized annotations.
- Control overlap of the labels.
- Priority in the placement of the labels.
- Display of labels within a range of scales.
- Orientation of the labels.
- Different options of placement of the labels.
- Support of more number of units of measure for labels.

RASTER AND REMOTE CONTROL
- Cutting of data and bands
- Export layers
- Save to raster a view section
- Color charts and gradients
- Treatment of nodata value
- Per pixel processing (filters)
- Color interpretation treatment
- Generation of pyramids
- Radiometric enhancements
- Histogram
- Geolocation
- Raster Reprojection
- Georeferencing
- Automatic vectorization
- Algebra of bands
- Definition of areas of interest.
- Supervised classification
- Unsupervised Classification
- Decision trees
- Transformations
- Fusion of images
- Mosaics
- Scatter diagrams
- Image Profiles

Internationalization
- New languages: Russian, Greek, Swahili and Serbian.
- Extension of integrated translation management.

EDITION
- Matrix.
- Climbing.
- New snappings.
- Cut polygon.
- Autocomplete.
- Join polygon.

BULLIONS
- New wizard for joining tables.

MAPS
- Add grid to a view within the Layout.

DRAFT
- Recovery Wizard for layers whose path has changed (SHP only).
- Online help.

INTERFACE
- Possibility for the user to hide toolbars.
- New icons.

CRS
- Extension management of integrated CRS JCRS v.2.

OTHER
- Improvements in the reading of the DWG 2004 format
- Improvements in the operation and utilities of the hyperlink.
- Memorize the path where are the legends of symbology.
- Include GeoServeisPort in the nomenclator.
- Units of distance independent of those of area.
- Enter properties with double click.

It is interesting that in this version have included tools of an extension that worked in the Ministry of Environment of the Junta de Castilla de León that has at least:

SELECTION TOOLS
- Selection by polyline.
- Selection by circle.
- Selection by area of ​​influence (buffer).
- Select all.

INFORMATION TOOLS
- Quick information tool (when the mouse is still on a geometry, a tooltip Or sandwich with information of said geometry).
- Show tool Multi-coordinates (It allows to display the coordinates of the view simultaneously in geographic coordinates and UTM, even in a different spindle from the one selected for the view).
Hyperlink Advanced, intended to replace the current hyperlink and allows:

  • - Associate different actions to the same layer.
  • - Correctly associate several actions within a view (this did not work well in the "classic" hyperlink); Default includes the following actions: display image, load raster layer in the view, load vector layer in the view, show PDF, show text or HTML.
  • - Add new hyperlink actions via plugins.

DATA TRANSFORMATION TOOLS
- Export of subsets of tables to DBF and Excel formats.
- Add geographic information to the layer (Add fields "Area", "Perimeter", etc. To a table with a couple of clicks).
- Import fields (import fields from one table to another, permanently).
- Transform points to lines or polygons, and lines to polygons, interactively.

OTHER
- Print view, using a template.
- Selection of the order of load of layers (allows to specify that by default the shapes are loaded on top of the raster, for example).
- Automatic backup of .GVP when saving project.

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