GvSIG 1.9 stable arrived. Hurrah!!!

imageThis week the stable version of gvSIG 1.9 was announced, of which we had the RC1 in August and the Alpha in December of 2008.

This version possibly makes history, because the maturity is enough to promote it for municipal use, without being belittled by small things that ArcView 3x did and that gvSIG 1.3 did not do.

They have faithfully fulfilled the promised improvements in the Alpha version, marked in red It was extra, it was not mentioned in that first one.

- 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

Some do not seem to be found, as reported in the User list.

It also does not install SEXTANTE automatically.

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

English (USA), Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish.

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

- Explode.
- Previous selection.

- New assistant for joining tables.

-Extension of geoprocessing tools so that they can work with layers of lines as well as layers of polygons.

- 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.

The following have been included from the Ministry of the Environment of the Junta de Castilla de León, although GPS has been suggested in user lists.

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

- Quick information tool (when the mouse stands still on a geometry, a tooltip or speech bubble with information on that geometry is displayed).
- Multi-coordinate display tool (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).
- Advanced hyperlink, designed to replace the current hyperlink and that 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 a table in or
- 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.

Gvsig 1.9 stable For now it is a little tricky to download it, because the web is half fall three of every two days, aspect that seems to be fault of another side.

If you are alive, you can Get it out of here

If not, this is another alternative With JRE y Without JRE And from the FTP

In good time, we will try it this week.

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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  1. It seems that OSOR is having problems with the continuous requests for gvSIG downloads and they are in the process of fixing it.
    Another link where you can download gvSIG 1.9:

  2. I hope it is because many are downloading it, because the complaint is on the distribution lists.

  3. I'm finding it unlikely to download. One: almost all the downloads are delayed until eternity (hours) and I give up in the effort. Two: this weekend I had it, I downloaded it, the problem is that the file turns out to be corrupt and I can not install anything. I will keep trying.

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