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gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians

  1. 1. gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas jsanz@prodevelop.es International Geodetic Students Meeting 05/05/08 · Valencia
  2. 2. Agenda Origins of the project What is gvSIG? OK, but what can gvSIG do for me now? The near and mid-term future Conclusions IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 2
  3. 3. Origins What is gvSIG? Origins of the project Capabilities Future Conclusions In 2003 CIT decides to migrate to Free Software (gvPONTIS), why? Better usage of incoming budget Promote local industry Technology independence At this time, no free CAD or GIS available Launch a brand new project From a local to a global project IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 3
  4. 4. Origins What is gvSIG? a desktop GIS Capabilities Future Conclusions A classical geographical information tool Retrieve data Edit and analyse Output results IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 4
  5. 5. Origins What is gvSIG? a desktop GIS Capabilities Future Conclusions IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 5
  6. 6. Origins What is gvSIG? a desktop GIS Capabilities Future Conclusions Main characteristics: Developed in Java Runs in Windows, GNU/Linux and MacOS Modular and extensible Fast development Quite similar to ESRI ArcView 3.2 interface Uses the best Free Software components IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 6
  7. 7. Origins What is gvSIG? free software Capabilities Future Conclusions It's Free Software (GPL), so you can Use it for whatever you want Study how it works (and adapt it) Redistribute it Improve it translating adding new features ... IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 7
  8. 8. Origins What is gvSIG? A community Capabilities Future Conclusions 4 mailing lists with +1500 subscribers Joined the OSGeo Foundation Translated into 13 languages Based on the synergy of: Public administrations Companies Universities IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 8
  9. 9. Origins What is gvSIG? A global project Capabilities Future Conclusions IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 9
  10. 10. Origins What is gvSIG? Capabilities Capabilities Future Conclusions Retrieve data Edit and analyse Inputs Output Information results display Graphic and alphanumeric editing Geoprocessing Export data SEXTANTE Edit maps IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 10
  11. 11. Origins What is gvSIG? inputs Capabilities Future Conclusions GIS client of several formats Local (files) Raster: Erdas, ENVI, GeoTIFF, ECW,... Vector: Shapefile, KML, DWG, DGN, DXF,... Databases Oracle, PostGIS, MySQL, ArcSDE Remote servers ECWP ArcIMS feature and image services IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 11
  12. 12. Origins What is gvSIG? inputs Capabilities Future Conclusions SDI client of many standards of the OGC Web Map, Coverage and Feature Service Catalogue Service Gazetteer Service Others Geography Markup Language Web Map Context Style Layer Descriptor Filter enconding IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 12
  13. 13. Origins What is gvSIG? display Capabilities Future Conclusions Overview map Hyperlink to PDF, images, ... Simple symbology (being improved) Thematic maps Attribute tables Smart selection IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 13
  14. 14. Origins What is gvSIG? display Capabilities Future Conclusions Raster data visualization Brightness and contrast controls Transparency by pixel Opacity Band selecting Enhance controls IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 14
  15. 15. Origins What is gvSIG? graphic editing Capabilities Future Conclusions CAD editing Snapping capabilities AutoCAD-like terminal Command stack for undoing Grid Complex selection IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 15
  16. 16. Origins What is gvSIG? graphic editing Capabilities Future Conclusions IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 16
  17. 17. Origins What is gvSIG? tables Capabilities Future Conclusions View and edit file and database tables Filter and order Field calculator (scriptable) Change the table structure (add/remove/...) IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 17
  18. 18. Origins What is gvSIG? tables Capabilities Future Conclusions IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 18
  19. 19. Origins What is gvSIG? geoprocessing Capabilities Future Conclusions IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 19
  20. 20. Origins What is gvSIG? SEXTANTE Capabilities Future Conclusions Independent project: University of Extremadura Complete analysis framework Raster and vector algorithms Easy to implement custom algorithms Nice adds: Model builder Batch execution Terminal interface (only for geeks and power users) IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 20
  21. 21. Origins What is gvSIG? SEXTANTE Capabilities Future Conclusions IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 21
  22. 22. Origins What is gvSIG? outputs Capabilities Future Conclusions Export to other Create map layouts formats North arrows Oracle, PostGIS Legends SHP, DXF, GML, KML Scales Images Graphics ... IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 22
  23. 23. Origins What is gvSIG? outputs Capabilities Future Conclusions IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 23
  24. 24. Origins What is gvSIG? others Capabilities Future Conclusions Event layers Annotation layers Searching catalogues and gazetteers Powerful reprojection engine (PROJ4 wrapper) Scripting capabilities with Python IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 24
  25. 25. Origins What is gvSIG? What's going on? Capabilities Future Conclusions Next releases Future developments (not started) New organizational structure IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 25
  26. 26. Origins What is gvSIG? Next releases: with pilots Capabilities Future Conclusions Raster Histograms, filters, classification, more formats supported, ... Network Shortest path, TSP, service area, distance matrix,... 3D Spherical and planar, 3D symbols, animation, ... gvSIG for mobile devices Display and editing, remote services, GPS, ... IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 26
  27. 27. Origins What is gvSIG? Next releases: soon ;-) Capabilities Future Conclusions Publishing extension Smart publishing in map servers New symbology New legends and symbology capabilities Geocoding and normalization Charts and graphics Better layouts and reports with graphics, tables, ... Roadmap available http://www.gvsig.gva.es/index.php?id=funcionalidades&L=0&K=1&L=2 IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 27
  28. 28. Origins What is gvSIG? Future developments Capabilities Future Conclusions Geostatistics 4D representation and analysis Surveying Sensors connection IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 28
  29. 29. Origins What is gvSIG? New organizational structure Capabilities Future Conclusions The project is growing really fast It needs a better organizational structure to: Assure the future and independence of the project Get involved more companies and administrations Connect with other (geo) organizations Working projects in that context Create a translation and documentation portal Promote a repository for contributions Collaborative testing IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 29
  30. 30. Origins What is gvSIG? New organizational structure Capabilities Future Conclusions https://gvsig.org IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 30
  31. 31. th 4 gvSIG meeting First week of December 2008 All of you are invited (it's free) Last year +500 attendees http://www.jornadasgvsig.gva.es IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 31
  32. 32. Origins What is gvSIG? Conclusions Capabilities Future Conclusions gvSIG is a mature desktop GIS It can be used to perform most common tasks It can be extended and improved There are many actors involved in the project The community is growing IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 32
  33. 33. Origins What is gvSIG? Thank you!! Capabilities Future Conclusions Questions and comments?? IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 33
  34. 34. Origins What is gvSIG? References Capabilities Future Conclusions http://www.gvsig.gva.es https://gvsig.org/web http://www.jornadasgvsig.gva.es http://www.sextantegis.com http://www.gvpontis.gva.es/ http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html http://www.osgeo.org http://www.opengeospatial.org http://www.ec-gis.org/inspire/ IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 34
  35. 35. Origins What is gvSIG? License Capabilities Future Conclusions Creative Commons License Deed Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Spain You are free: to copy, distribute and transmit the work to adapt the work Under the following conditions: Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. ●For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. ●Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. ●Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/es/legalcode.es IGSM · Valencia · 05/05/08 gvSIG a real tool for GIS technicians 35

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