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OA Digital releases gvSIG OADE

Jul 14, 2010 by Yann Hamon

Hello everyone, posting this on behalf of my colleague Ben as he was being a bit shy :) Please forgive him the "Press release" style - this is the result of months (if not years) of work so we're all pretty enthusiast!
So here we go...

OA Digital are proud to announce the immediate availability of gvSIG OADE 2010, the user-friendly, open source GIS that gives you freedom, functionality and flexibility.

Following two beta versions and extensive testing at sites around the world, this release represents a stable, feature-rich GIS desktop application, second to none in its data management and geoprocessing capabilities.

This version is based on the source code of gvSIG 1.10, as developed by CIT Valencia and others. We would like to thank them all for their great work making user-friendly, cross-platform and open source GIS a reality.

For installation instructions, support and downloads:


This software runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

New features

Perhaps the most exciting new feature in this release is the integration of nearly 180 GRASS GIS raster and vector processing modules.

See here for an overview of other features:


About this edition of gvSIG

GvSIG OADE 2010 differs from the official CIT gvSIG 1.10 release in the following respects:

  • completely new installer frontend
  • includes latest Java Runtime Environment
  • reworked menu structure, keyboard shortcuts and layer context menus
  • better integration into all supported operating systems
  • comes with SEXTANTE 0.6 and GRASS GIS 6.4 integrated
  • additional documentation and sample data
  • fully self-contained; can e.g. run from a removable USB device

We would like to hear from you

If you are using gvSIG OADE as part of your research, teaching or business, we would like to hear from you! Let us know what you, your department or company use gvSIG for and your motivation for using the software.


Why not merge gvSIG OADE 2010 into the upstream gvSIG?

Posted by someone on July 16, 2010 at 04:40 AM GMT+00:00 #

@someone: all source code is freely available and where they are bugfixes submitted to gvSIG which is a community OA Digital plays an active part in.

Our internal needs are slightly different to those of gvSIG and its primary backers, so it suits us to make some changes. We can make those changes and just use it internally, or, as we think our changes are probably very useful to others, we can make them, and their source, publicly available.

Posted by Chris Puttick on July 19, 2010 at 08:54 AM GMT+00:00 #

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