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QGIS No Longer Uses SourceForge Services

All QGIS project resources, including mailing lists and forums, are now hosted at http://qgis.org. The latest stable release is still available from the SourceForge download page.

Posted by Gary Sherman 2006-09-24

QGIS 0.6 Released

QGIS 0.6 has been released. Source and binaries for several platforms (including Windows and OSX) are available.

For more information, see the documentation at http://qgis.org/docs.

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-12-21

QGIS 0.5 Released

Version 0.5 of QGIS has been released. The source if available for POSIX systems. A Windows binary distribution is also available.

See http://qgis.org/docs for more information.

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-10-02

QGIS Windows Preview

A preview release of QGIS for Windows is available for download from
http://qgis.org/downloads.html. The feature set is the same as QGIS 0.4
(see the release notes for 0.4 for more information). Some plugins are
not included and there are likely bugs.

This version includes PostgreSQL client support. You can connect to
a PostGIS enabled PostgreSQL database to view data.

Plugins included in this preview are:
* Delimited text
* Copyright
* North arrow
* Scale bar
* Grid maker
There are known issues with the North arrow and Copyright
plugins.... read more

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-07-16

QGIS 0.4 Released

README for QGIS version 0.4 'Baby'
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is designed to be a Geographic Information System (GIS)
built for Linux/Unix. QGIS offers support for vector and raster formats.
Currently QGIS supports many common vector and raster formats shapefiles
and PostgreSQL/PostGIS layers.

This release adds:
Features
Map Overview
Preliminary printing support
Menu cleanups
User interface improvements
Icon Themes (only default theme currently available)
Capture point to clipboard... read more

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-07-02

QGIS 0.3 Released

README for QGIS version 0.3 'Madison'
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is designed to be a Geographic Information System (GIS)
built for Linux/Unix. QGIS offers support for vector and raster formats.
Currently QGIS supports many common vector and raster formats shapefiles
and PostgreSQL/PostGIS layers.

This release adds:
-Features
*Raster pyramids
*Scale display
*Map units can be specified (meters, feet, decimal degrees)
*Desktop icons (installed in share/qgis/images/icons)
*Mac OS X vector support now works
-Core Plugins
*New North Arrow plugin
*Improved GPS tools plugin
*New Copyright plugin
*Improved Grass plugin with raster and vector loaders
-Contributed Plugins (available from community.qgis.org)
*HTTP server (simple map server implementation)... read more

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-05-26

QGIS 0.2 Released

This release adds:
*Simple and graduated SVG marker symbols
*SVG Marker library
*Mapcanvas is updated as features are drawn
*WhatsThis? help for menus and toolbar buttons
*Save map canvas as an image (.png)
*Search radius for identifying features can be specified in the preferences dialog
*Splashscreen can be disabled in user preferences
*Raster statistics
*Thumbnail preview in raster properties dialog
*Metadata tab in raster properties dialog
*Internationalization for several languages
*Snapshot mode (invoked from command line)
*Command line options for loading project files/layers
*Currently loaded plugins are restored each time QGIS is started... read more

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-04-26

Plugin Repository

The QGIS Community site serves as a repository for contributed plugins that are not part of core QGIS. If you have developed a plugin for QGIS, please submit it to the site. The site also contains additional information, an emerging FAQ, and other resources.

Visit it at http://community.qgis.org

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-04-23

Community Site Launched

QGIS now has a community site, thanks to linuxfund.org. The site serves as a repository for user developed plugins, as well as articles, polls, and information related to QGIS. Please visit the site at http://community.qgis.org.

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-04-17

QGIS 0.1 Released

The final version of QGIS 0.1 has been released. The source is available in the files section. RPMs will follow...

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-02-26

QGIS 0.1pre1 Released

This is a milestone release for QGIS. This release adds:
1. support for raster layers
2. Symbology support for creating single, graduated, and continuous
rendering on vector layers
3. Buffer plugin for PostGIS layers
4. Improved user interface
5. Help files in HTML and PDF

Supported raster formats include:
Grass
USGS DEM
ArcInfo binary grid
ArcInfo ASCII grid
ERDAS Imagine
SDTS
GeoTiff
Tiff with world file... read more

Posted by Gary Sherman 2004-02-14

QGIS 0.0.13 Released

QGIS 0.0.13 is now available in source form. See the release notes on the download page for details. Installation instructions for this version are available at http://qgis.sourceforge.net/docs.

Binary and RPM releases will follow soon. Please join and contribute to the qgis-user mailing list (see http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/qgis-user\).

Posted by Gary Sherman 2003-12-09

QGIS User Mailing List

There is now a QGIS users mailing list. This list is provided for QGIS users to share their experiences, problems, and wishes or to request help from both fellow users and developers. To subscribe, visit http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/qgis-user.

Posted by Gary Sherman 2003-12-06

QGIS version 0.0.12

QGIS 0.0.12 is available. The biggest change is the ability to select features in shapefiles and zoom to the selected set. Features can be selected by dragging the mouse or from the attribute table (thanks to Marco). Quantum GIS (QGIS) is designed to be a Geographic Information System (GIS) built for Linux/Unix. QGIS will offer support for vector and raster formats.

The other major change is the Identify function now returns all features within the search radius and displays them in a tree view.... read more

Posted by Gary Sherman 2003-09-08

QGIS with GRASS

Radim Blazek has created a QGIS-GRASS implementation based on QGIS 0.0.9. See http://mpa.itc.it/radim/qgis/ for more information and screenshots.

Plans call for complete integration into the QGIS code.

Posted by Gary Sherman 2003-09-06

Shapefiles Crash

If QGIS crashes when you load one or more shapefiles it may be due to the shapefile having one or more null shapes. This has been traced to a bug in the GDAL/OGR library. The maintainer of GDAL has fixed this problem. The fixes are included in GDAL 1.1.8 and higher. See instructions at http://www.remotesensing.org/gdal/

Posted by Gary Sherman 2003-06-11

Developer Mailing List

A mailing list for discussing development issues, problems, design,
and other technical aspecst of QGis has been created. To subscribe, see:
http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/qgis-developer

Posted by Gary Sherman 2002-07-26