[Gfoss] [GRASS-user] 4th GRASS GIS Community Sprint in Prague: Exciting achievements!

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Oggetto: [GRASS-user] 4th GRASS GIS Community Sprint in Prague: Exciting achievements!
Data: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:28:45 +0200
Mittente: Markus Neteler <neteler@osgeo.org>

The GRASS GIS community is delighted to present the outcome of the *4th Community
Sprint* that took place in a warm and sunny *Prague, Czech Republic, from July 12 to
July 18, 2013*. The event happened after the Geoinformatics conference
<http://geoinformatics.fsv.cvut.cz/gwiki/Geoinformatics_FCE_CTU_2013&gt; at the Czech
Technical University in Prague. The Community Sprint was once more a creative
gathering of both long-term and new developers, as well as users.

This meeting was held in the light of *30 YEARS OF GRASS GIS*

30 YEARS OF GRASS GIS! <http://grass.osgeo.org/home/history/&gt;

We wish to cordially thank the *Department of Mapping and Cartography*, Faculty of
Civil Engineering,
*Czech Technical University* in Prague for hosting and technical support. In
particular, we gratefully acknowledge our *association sponsors OSGeo
<http://osgeo.org/&gt; and FOSSGIS e.V. <http://www.fossgis.de/&gt;\*, and many *individual
donors*: /Peter L￶we, Andrea Borruso, Massimo Di Stefano, Alessandro Sarretta, Joshua
Campbell, Andreas Neumann, Jon Eiriksson, Luca Casagrande, Karyn O Newcomb, Holger
Naumann, Anne Ghisla, Helena Mitasova and Lubos Mitas, Dimitris Tamp, Mark Seibel,
Markus Metz, and Tawny Gapinski/. These financial contributions were used to cover
costs such as meals and to help reducing travelling and accommodation expenses for
participants with far arrival who came on own expenses.

Developers and users who joined the event *came from various countries like Italy,
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Sri Lanka/France, USA *and*Germany*.

The Community Sprint focused on:

  * testing/bugfixing of the upcoming GRASS 7 version
  * backporting new functionalities to the stable GRASS 6.4 series,
  * testing/bugfixing related to Mac OS X, MS-Windows and Linux,
  * presenting and developing the new Temporal GIS Algebra in GRASS 7
  * connecting GRASS 7 with the planetary science software ISIS
  * discussing integration with rasdaman.org <http://www.rasdaman.org/&gt; software, a
    powerful multidimensional raster processor,
  * creating 3D vector test data for 3D interpolation,
  * discussing vector conflation,
  * discussing Bundle Block Adjustments,
  * presenting the state of image processing in GRASS 7
    <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/Grass7/NewFeatures&gt;, and discussing its future,
  * improving documentation, with focus on image processing and Temporal GIS Algebra,
  * developing/refactoring and bugfixing several wxGUI's components,
  * further developing customizable wxGUI Toolboxes
    <http://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/wxGUI.toolboxes.html&gt; concept,
  * improving translation <http://grass.osgeo.org/development/translations/&gt; in
    Polish and Romanian languages,
  * fixing v.krige in GRASS7 and proposing merge with the recently developed
    v.kriging module,
  * meeting between Google Summer of Code 2013
    <http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_SoC_Ideas_2013#Accepted_Ideas&gt; mentor and

A lot of topic oriented discussions happened among small groups of participants: for
more detailed information, please visit the Wiki pages at
http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2013 and the related
discussion page at

/GRASS GIS Development Team, July 2013/
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