Skip to main content

Quantum GIS 1.7.0 'Wroclaw' Released

Logo graphic for the Quantum GIS free software...
This is yet another great day for FOSS4G admirers. Latest version of Quantum GIS(QGIS) is live, that too with several major improvements over 'Copiapo' release. This gains significance as probably the last public point release in the 1.X series. Hereafter the next major release will be version 2.0. Till the 1.7 will be receiving minor release updates in the form of 1.7.1, 1.7.2 and so on.

This release is named after the town of Wroclaw in Poland.

What's New in this release?
  1. 277 bug fixes with many new features and enhancements.
  2. New symbology will be used by default
  3. Smart placement system for diagram system
  4. Export and import of styles
  5. With regard to labels - 
    1. Labels for rules in rule-based renderers
    2. Map units can be used to set label distance
    3. Advanced label edit tools
  6. New Tools
    1. GUI for gdaldem
    2. Lines to polygons
    3. Field calculator
    4. Voronoi Polygon tool
  7. Allow management of missing layers
  8. Zoom to group of layers
  9. CRS(Coordinate Reference System) features and improvements
    1. Ability to select default CRS to new projects
    2. CRS can be set to multiple layers at once
    3. Recently used CRS list
  10. New options in raster calculator
  11. Much awaited on-the-fly reprojection of rasters is live!
  12. Histogram stretch functions in raster toolbar
and a lot more in these sections: Providers and Data Handling, API and developer centric, QGIS Mapserver, Plugins, Printing.

As a user of 'Wroclaw' in my Ubuntu 11.04 since the 'Nightly' release I can say Quantum GIS has lived upto my expectations and I am glad to have used it for my academic project work.
Enhanced by Zemanta


Popular posts from this blog

Turning off a Dell Laptop Monitor: Keyboard shortcut(s)

I am someone who is particular about power savings and I don't leave appliances powered on when not in use. The same applies to computing devices - be it a smartphone or a PC/Laptop. I power off the desktop monitor when I step out for a tea break or hit Fn+F2 on my Lenovo laptop that turns off the display. Recently, I got a Dell Laptop and I was surprised to discover that Dell does not provide any shortcut to turn off the display. This led to some exploration and I found two ways to achieve that which are outlined below - 

Resolving INS-20802: Oracle Net Configuration Assistant failed error on Windows 10

I was all excited about the migration to Windows 10 until I had to install Oracle client on it. The Oracle client installation used to fail miserably at the last stage with this error named INS-20802.

SSL VPN: Configuring and Using Forticlient on Ubuntu, creating a Launcher

Is your primary OS at home Linux and do you use Windows only to connect to your work PC over VPN or to attend meetings?  Do you often wish to connect to your work VPN from a Linux PC?  If your answer is 'Yes' to the above questions, I have an answer if your workplace uses Fortinet SSL VPN. Note that it's possible to connect to Fortinet and other VPNs like Cisco VPN from Linux through the inbuilt network manager by installing additional tools but this post would focus on using the standard Forticlient for accessing the resources on your work network. Obtaining Forticlient The most important thing to note w.r.t. using Forticlient for Ubuntu (or any Linux distro) is to note that the client is not publicly available for download from the official website. You will have to ask your IT department to download the client for you, in case they haven't provided it.