GvSIG 1.9 and 2.0 Stable in July and September

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

1 When will gvSIG 1.9 be released?

  • July 27th,2009

2 And when will gvSIG 2.0 come out?

  • 15 2009 September

GvsigWe hope that the development effort is aimed at making the platform light, even if it is based on Java, since it seems that this version would be at 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. Here are the basics that have already been released through mailing lists and some forums:

- Legend by dot density.
- Symbol editor.
- Legend of graduated symbols.
- Legend of proportional symbols.
- Legend quantities by category.
- Levels of symbology.
- Reading / writing legends SLD.
- Base symbol set.
- Two different measurement systems for symbols and labels (on paper / in the world).
- Legends based on filters (Expressions).

- Creation of individualized annotations.
- Control of overlaps of the labeled ones.
- Priority in the placement of labels.
- Display of labels within a range of scales.
- Orientation of the labels.
- Different options for label placement.
- Support of a greater number of units of measurement for labels.

- Clipping data and bands
- Layer export
- Save a section of the view to raster
- Color tables and gradients
- Nodata value treatment
- Processing by pixel (filters)
- Color interpretation treatment
- Generation of pyramids
- Radiometric enhancements
- Histogram
- Geolocation
- Raster reprojection
- Georeferencing
- Automatic vectorization
- Band algebra
- Definition of areas of interest.
- Supervised classification
- Unsupervised classification
- Decision trees
- Transformations
- Fusion of images
- Mosaics
- Scatter diagrams
- Image profiles

- New languages: Russian, Greek, Swahili and Serbian.
- Integrated translation management extension.

- Matrix.
- Scaling.
- New snappings.
- Cut polygon.
- Autocomplete.
- Join polygon.

- New assistant for joining tables.

- Add grid to a view within the Layout.

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

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

- Integrated CRS JCRS v.2 management extension.

- Improvements in the reading of the DWG 2004 format
- Improvements in the operation and utilities of the hyperlink.
- Memorize the route where the symbology legends are.
- 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 by polyline.
- Selection by circle.
- Selection by area of ​​influence (buffer).
- Select all.

- Quick information tool (when the mouse stays 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); By default it includes the following actions: show image, load raster layer in the view, load vector layer in the view, display PDF, display text or HTML.
  • - Add new hyperlink actions through plugins.

- 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 into another, permanently).
- Transform points to lines or polygons, and lines to polygons, interactively.

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

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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