[Gfoss] [OSGeo-Discuss] Stable GRASS GIS 6.4.3 released

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From: Markus Neteler <neteler@osgeo.org>
Date: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Stable GRASS GIS 6.4.3 released
To: GRASS-announce list <grass-announce@lists.osgeo.org>
Cc: GRASS user list <grass-user@lists.osgeo.org>, OSGeo-discuss <discuss@lists.osgeo.org>, GRASS developers list <grass-dev@lists.osgeo.org>

GRASS GIS 6.4.3 released - Birthday release for 30 years of GRASS GIS


We are pleased to announce the release of a new stable version of GRASS GIS. This release fixes bugs discovered in 6.4.2 version of the program and adds a number of new features. This release includes over
830 updates to the source code since 6.4.2. 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 this release include some new functionality (assistance for topologically unclean vector data), major speedup for some vector modules, fixes in the vector network modules, fixes for the wxPython based portable graphical interface (attribute table management, wxNVIZ, and Cartographic Composer). A number of new modules have been added for processing LANDSAT and MODIS satellite data, and a new vector statistics module is also introduced. Many new symbols and north arrows are available, and the user will find an improved and easier to use wizard for creating custom project locations with precise map projection and datum support. Community-contributed add-on modules are now more easily and robustly installed from an online archive. Other major developments include enhancements to the Python scripting library and numerous software-compatibility fixes and translation updates. Important is the enhanced portability for MS-Windows (native support, fixes in case of missing system DLLs). And we welcome Romanian as our twenty-fourth language!

Source code download:

Binaries download:

To get the GRASS GIS 6.4.3 source code directly from SVN:
svn checkout http://svn.osgeo.org/grass/grass/tags/release_20130727_grass_6_4_3

See also our detailed announcement:

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

Video of GRASS GIS 6.4 development visualization from 1999 to 2013 (with soundtrack)

GRASS GIS 6.4 development visualization from 1999 to 2013 (with soundtrack)


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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