About | Contact | SUBMIT PRESS | Advertise | FAQ
Newsletters | Twitter |
Videos | Webinars | Social Media | Free Resources | iOS News | Android News | GISuser Newsletter  

Top Geo News
Put Your News here! 

Russia and NATO Canada take to Twitter to redraw Russia / Ukraine Boundaries on a Map

Got news? TELL US...
submit press to GISuser

Social Connect

GISuser Sponsor

Recent Site Additions
GISuser Sponsor

GISuser Videos

See also SpatialVideos Youtube

GISuser Sponsor


post a GIS job * THE NEW GEOJOBS.BIZ!!! *  NEW CAREERS at Esri
See THOUSANDS of jobs on GeoJobs.Biz
GRASS 6.0.0beta1 source code released PDF Print E-mail
Written by GRASS GIS   
15 January 2005
The improvements of the vector architecture cover the new 3D multiattribute, multilayer vector library, a modified NVIZ and a few database management tools. DBMS is now integral part of the system.

GRASS 6.0 features

  • Vector library (geometry):
    • multiformat - also external data formats supported (SHAPE-file, PostGIS) without the need of data conversion (through OGR library with 'v.external');
    • Optional PostGIS support implemented for geometry storage via OGR library. which probably allows for multiuser write access to the same vector map;
    • spatial index - v.build (was: v.support) significantly accelerated;
  • Database Management Interface (attributes):
    • Attribute storage in DBMS for compatibility with industry standards (SQL based interface for PostgreSQL, mySQL, ODBC, dBase)
    • multiattribute - attributes saved in dBase files (default) or saved in external DBMS
    • multilayer - features in one vector may represent one or several layers and may be linked to one or several external tables
    • 2D/3D vectors may be created (see screenshot) (eg TINs), already supported in NVIZ
    • forms library implemented for user friendly query dialogs
    • Linear reference systems supported (LRS, to come)
  • Applications/Misc:
    • SQL queries/selects supported by vector modules
    • attributes updating is supported through the forms library (d.what.vect lets you modify directly the attached attributes)
    • Shortest path vector networking (screenshot) - based on DGLIB (Directed Graph Library), costs may be assigned both to nodes and arcs (and also different in both directions of a vector line)
    • new v.digit with GUI under construction (screenshot)
    • import and export of any OGR vector formats as supported by OGR (Shapefile, TIGER, MapInfo and GML2, PostGIS and DGN)
    • GUI generated by front end on runtime and display manager (screenshots)
    • i18n: support for multiple languages (at time framework implemented, translators needed)
    • multiple GRASS sessions: a user can start more than one session in parallel
  • See http://grass.itc.it/grass60/

Source: The GRASS GIS Homepage

< Prev   Next >

 Did you enjoy this article/news and want to stay informed? 
Click to subscribe to the 2X A Week GISuser Today E-Newsletter

Submit Your GIS/Geo News/PR

Featured Events
  • FOSS4G 2014 - Put on by OSGeo, FOSS4G is the international gathering of open source and geospatial tribes. Join us in Portland, Oregon, USA, Sept 8th-12th
  • Trimble Dimmensions - Trimble Dimensions User Conference is the premier event of the year for professionals wishing to stay on top of the most current information on a wide range of technologies. This educational, networking and hands-on training conference provides insight into how you can achieve greater success in your workplace. Nov 3-5, Las Vegas, NV.
  • InterGeo 2014 - INTERGEO is the world's leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With over half a million event website users and over 16,000 visitors from 92 countries at INTERGEO itself, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue around the world - Oct 7-9, 2014, Berlin

 List Your Event Here 

THE GISuser Newsletter

See Recent edition

subscribe GISuser

We won't share your address!

Popular Stuff!

GISuser Site Sponsor

Partner Sites

lidar news



geojobs Geo jobs


A Spatial Media LLC property

Spatial Media, LLC ©2003 - 2013 All rights reserved / Privacy Statement