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  1. 1. Contract no. Workpackage Delivery Delivery Date 030776 WP1 D1.6 2008-04-24 CASCADOSS Development of a trans-national cacade training programme on Open Source GIS&RS Software for environmental applications SPECIFIC SUPPORT ACTION PRIORITY IDENTIFICATION OF NEW METHODS OF PROMOTING AND ENCOURAGING TRANSNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Documentation of open source GIS/RS software projects GRASS Start date of project: 2007-05-01 Duration: 24M
  2. 2. Documentation table GRASS Classification Type GIS/RS desktop application Software Description GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) Geographic Information System (GIS) used for data management, image processing, graphics production, spatial modelling, and visualization of many types of data Short Description GRASS is a raster/vector GIS, image processing system, and graphics production system. GRASS contains over 350 programs and tools to render maps and images on monitor and paper; manipulate raster, vector, and sites data; process multi spectral image data; and create, manage, and store spatial data. GRASS uses both an intuitive windows interface as well as command line syntax for ease of operations. GRASS can interface with commercial printers, plotters, digitizers, and databases to develop new data as well as manage existing data. General Use / Goal / Aim Import/export various raster and vector data; manipulating with raster, vector, and sites data; image processing; spatial analysis; processing multispectral image data; data generation through modelling; creating, managing, and storing spatial data; link to DBMS (PostgreSQL, mySQL, SQLite, ODBC, ...) Owner / History U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories Champaign, Illinois (USA-CERL, development 1982-1995), 1999 GRASS 5.0 is released under GNU GPL by the GRASS Development Team, 1995-today GRASS Development team lead by Markus Neteler at ITC-irst, Trento – Italy Variant Name n.a. Operating System (underline OS used for GNU/Linux, MS Windows, MacOSX evaluation) Version 1.0 2/5
  3. 3. CASCADOSS: 030776 D1.6 Programming Language / Compiler ANSI C, on GNU/Linux C-compiler - gcc Auxiliary Programmes PROJ4 - Projection Library, GDAL library - for raster data, C-compiler, GNU make, zlib compression library, flex lexical analyzer generator, parser generator (yacc, bison) , libncurses4.x/5.x, X Window National Version English, German, French, Czech, Polish, ... many languages other than english Language Version all projection by PROJ.4 library Current Version GRASS 6.2.3 - stable Update Frequency minor version released approx. twice a year Type of License GNU GPL licence References Contact person Link(s) Main Features Development Libraries no Database Management no Version 1.0 3/5
  4. 4. CASCADOSS: 030776 D1.6 Desktop Applications yes Server Applications no Modelling yes Spatial Analysis yes Decision-Support Software yes Other none Installation GNU/Linux packages - basic, MS Windows - advance, compiling on all OS - advanced Software Limits / Known Issues Known problems: on bug tracking system Bugs description & solution:, old bug tracking system Manual / FAQ / Acronyms User manual for every version FAQ - Acronyms - not available Tutorial and or Sample Data "Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach" – book, tutorial and courses in many languages - , sample data for all main versions Mailing list(s) Current: Archive: Version 1.0 4/5
  5. 5. CASCADOSS: 030776 D1.6 WIKI FAQ link: Links to community: Community / users links Version 1.0 5/5