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SAGA 2.1.2 is released

Dear SAGA friends, users, and all others interested in SAGA,

we like to announce the release of SAGA version 2.1.2.

For this version some efforts have been made to make the graphical user interface more smooth and user friendly. New features include the display of a North arrow, scale bar, and geographic coordinate grids for map views. Enhanced options for interactive vector data editing have been added. Modules are now generally addressed as 'tools' and the modules menu has been renamed to 'Geoprocessing'. Besides this many bug fixes could be applied and you will also find a number of tools, which for sure will be quite interesting for some of you. For example a complete tool set focusing on slope stability has been contributed by Andreas Guenther.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2014-05-09

SAGA 2.1.1 is released

Dear SAGA friends, users, and all others interested in SAGA,

we like to announce the release of SAGA version 2.1.1. In this version you will find a number of minor enhancements and additions, which in their sum make it the best SAGA ever. So, don't hesitate to download it right now! This version depends now on the lately released wxWidgets v3.0. Have a look at the change log ( http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/saga-gis/attachment/wiki/Changelog%202.1.1/changelog_saga_2.1.1.txt ) for more details.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2014-01-09

SAGA 2.1.0 is released

Dear SAGA friends, users, supporters, and all others interested in SAGA,

we like to announce the release of SAGA version 2.1.0. This is the first official release since version 2.0.8 in November 2011. Besides the introduction of several new interesting tools the main changes are the migration from wxWidgets v2.8 to v3.0 and the implementation of data and tool management within the SAGA API.

Due to a delay in the wxWidgets project SAGA actually links against its latest development release v2.9.4. But this version already introduces a number of simplifications and enhancements like integration of the wxPropertyGrid project, improved support for Unicode, and a new wxOSX/Cocoa port. Mac users might like to hear that efforts are going on to make SAGA work on MacOS more smoothly. You find a thread regarding the MacOS port in the SAGA User Forum ( http://sourceforge.net/p/saga-gis/discussion/790705/thread/b11de126/ ). Have a look at http://www.wxwidgets.org for background information about the wxWidgets project.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2013-07-02

SAGA User Group Meeting at AGIT 2013, Salzburg, Austria

Dear SAGA friends, users and supporters,

as announced before the SAGA User Group Meeting will take place on Thursday (4th of July) morning at AGIT (http://www.agit.at/) in Salzburg, Austria. Here is the agenda of the meeting:

  • Welcome (Jürgen Böhner)
  • Landscape evolution models: Lithologically differential weathering, transport and deposition of unconsolidated material in mountainous areas (Michael Bock)
  • Scripting with SAGA - ways of workflow automation (Volker Wichmann)
  • SAGA 2.1 - new features and outlook (Olaf Conrad)
  • Open Discussion
  • User group annual meeting with election of executive committee... read more
Posted by Michael Bock 2013-06-26

SAGA 2.1 Release Candidate 3

Dear SAGA friends, users and supporters,

this is already the 3rd SAGA 2.1 release candidate. Again, many thanks to the bug reports related to the previous release candidates. We hope we could fix most of these in your favour so that we made a further step to the coming stable release, which very likely will be published in the forefield to the upcoming 'Conference on Applied Geoinformatics - AGIT 25', taking place in Salzburg, Austria, 3rd to 5th of July 2013 ( http://www.agit.at/ ). There you might also meet some of our team either at the SAGA User Group Meeting (Thursday morning) or among the exhibition stands of the FOSSGIS Group ( http://www.fossgis.de/wiki/AGIT_2013 ). We are looking forward to meet you there ...... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2013-06-21

SAGA 2.1 Release Candidate 2

Dear SAGA friends, users and supporters,

the second SAGA 2.1 release candidate has just been uploaded. Many thanks to the many bug reports related to the first release candidate. We hope we could fix most of these in your favour so that we made a further step to the coming stable release.

Enjoy the world of SAGA,
your SAGA Development Team

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2013-06-07

SAGA 2.1 Release Candidate 1

Dear SAGA friends, users and supporters,

the first SAGA 2.1 release candidate has just been prepared for download at http://sourceforge.net/projects/saga-gis/files/. This refers to the Windows binaries only. As usual Linux users have to compile it from the source. You find detailed instructions on how to do it in the SAGA Wiki at http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/saga-gis/wiki/.

We would like to encourage you to seriously test the release candidate and report any bug you detect to our bug tracking system ( http://sourceforge.net/p/saga-gis/bugs/ ), so that we can publish a stable release v2.1.0 within the next three months. Thank you very much in advance.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2013-05-17

SAGA 2.1 - 2nd beta is out

Dear SAGA friends, users and supporters,

this post is to inform you that the second beta of SAGA v2.1 (20121028) is out. Some serious bugs from the previous beta version could be fixed and also some new tools and options have been added. Therefore we really like to encourage you to explore its maturing capabilities.

You find the latest monthly (to quarterly) builds in the files repository (https://sourceforge.net/projects/saga-gis/files/SAGA%20-%202.0/SAGA%202.1%20b2/).... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2012-10-18

SAGA 2.1 Beta

Dear SAGA friends, users and supporters,

version 2.0.8 has been released more than half a year ago and many of you might ask if there is any progress going on with the pending release of the proclaimed version 2.1. Indeed a lot of bug fixes, additions and improvements have been implemented since, but we still don't think that we achieved all of our goals in a satisfying way yet, and with our limited resources it might still take a while to reach that point.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2012-07-18

SAGA 2.0.8 stable released

Dear SAGA users,

the SAGA Development Team is pleased to announce that SAGA 2.0.8 stable has been released. As version 2.0.8 will be the last release supporting wxwidgets versions < 2.9.2, we will support this version with bug fixes until we feel that the development version is stable again.

The release of 2.0.8 includes numerous enhancements, new features and bug fixes. A detailed report on the changes since 2.0.7 is available here (https://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/saga-gis/wiki/SAGA%20Release%20Information)... read more

Posted by Volker Wichmann 2011-11-25

SAGA 2.0.6 released

Dear SAGA users,

the SAGA Development Team is pleased to announce that SAGA 2.0.6 has been released. Besides bug fixes, this release includes numerous enhancements and new features. For the first time, there is also a 64bit windows build available for download. The "Files" section (http://sourceforge.net/projects/saga-gis/files/SAGA%20-%202.0/SAGA%202.0.6/) provides the following datasets for version 2.0.6:... read more

Posted by Volker Wichmann 2010-11-19

SAGA User Guide released

2010-11-13 16:48:28 CET

Dear SAGA users,

I'm pleased to announce that Volume 2 of the SAGA User Guide by Kim Cimmery has been released. While Volume 1 provides mainly an introduction to SAGA GUI, Volume 2 provides 'How To' information on many SAGA modules, functions, and GIS applications.

Both Volume 1 and Volume 2 are updated to SAGA version 2.0.5. You can download the PDFs from the "References" section on the SAGA homepage (http://www.saga-gis.org/en/index.html) or from the "Files" section here on sourceforge (https://sourceforge.net/projects/saga-gis/)... read more

Posted by Volker Wichmann 2010-11-13

SAGA 2.0.3 released

SAGA 2.0.3 Release Notes

Dear SAGA user community,

it took a while longer than expected that we decided to release a new version of SAGA. But now the time has come. We will not say much about program improvements, bug fixes and new modules in these release notes, though probably a lot could be said. Instead we want to announce only a few things. Most members of the SAGA core developer team have moved from Goettingen to Hamburg, which explains a little bit our quasi laziness. ... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2008-06-27

SAGA 2.0.1 for Gentoo Linux

Thanks to the Gentoo-GIS overlay project it is now possible for Gentoo users to use portage for the installation of SAGA. The name of the package is "sagagis". Please refer to the instructions on the project page (http://gentoo-gis.sourceforge.net) on how to use the overlay. Please also note that you will need wxGTK 2.8, which is not yet in portage. However you can find an ebuild for this package at the Gentoo bug tracker:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145884

Posted by Thomas Schorr 2007-09-18

SAGA 2.0.1 released

SAGA 2.0.1 Release Notes

Dear SAGA user community,

it is just a few weeks ago that SAGA 2.0.0 has been released, but as you can see: the 'saga' goes on continuously. This release brings primarily bug fixes for the Linux GUI, which amongst other annoying things did not display the modules menu correctly. Besides this an additional workspace tab showing thumbnails for maps has been added. You also find a few new modules, from which a new preprocessing method for digital terrain models - contributed by Volker Wichmann - is perhaps the most notable one.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2007-08-13

SAGA 2.0.0 released

SAGA 2.0.0 - Release Notes


System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses


Dear SAGA user community,

after long years of development the SAGA team is now presenting the official release of SAGA version 2.0. Those of you, who used the last stable release 1.2, will first notice the different graphical user interface (GUI). Others will know it already from the previously published release candidates. Also the underlying system architecture changed quite a bit and many modules have been added or could be improved. But all in all the basic concepts of SAGA, like its modular structure, remain untouched and you should be able to use it straight forward.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2007-06-05

SAGA 2.0 RC3 supports Python

SAGA 2.0 - Release Candidate 3

Dear SAGA users,

...a small number of major innovations to SAGA led us to the decision to publish a third release candidate before establishing a final release of SAGA version 2.

For simple users of SAGA the most important change is the use of the wxWidgets 'Advanced User Interface' (wxAUI), which replaces the previously used and not anymore maintained 'wxDockit' functions. wxAUI is part of the official wxWidgets distribution, so we hope to benefit from future improvements of it, but we did not test it yet very well.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2006-10-30

SAGA 2.0 - Release Candidate 2

SAGA 2.0 - Release Candidate 2

Dear SAGA users,

...again, we want to thank you for the numerous feedback we've
got from you. This time we want to give you the chance to check
out the SAGA 2.0 Release Candidate 2, which soon will be followed
by the official release of the stable SAGA version 2.0. Only very
few changes have been made to the user interface, but a number
of classes had to be renamed due to a more consistent naming
convention. Therefore mainly module programmers will be affected
by changes to the previous release. Please read also the release
notes for the candidate 1 for more information on new features:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=428682&group_id=102728... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2006-10-06

SAGA 2.0 Release Candidate 1

SAGA 2.0 - Release Candidate 1

Dear SAGA users,

we want to thank you for the numerous feedback we got from
you. Though we have not that much time to invest in the SAGA
development, many bug fixes, feature requests and source
code contributions could be applied and led to the now
coming Release Candidate 1. Four archive files have been
prepared for download:

  1. 'saga_2.0_rc1_bin_mswvc.zip': Windows binaries compiled
    with MS Developer Studio 6.0.... read more
Posted by Olaf Conrad 2006-06-30

First international SAGA GIS User meeting: Program

First international SAGA GIS User meeting: Program

On the 6th of July, 2006, the first international SAGA GIS User and
developer meeting will be held at the AGIT Symposium in Salzburg.
SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) is a fast-
spreading Open-source GIS software, with a special "Application
Programming Interface" (API) for geographic data processing and a
user-friendly Graphical Interface. SAGA GIS supports raster data
(e.g. digital terrain models, satellite images), vector data, and
tables. The global development process yields a vast amount of
application opportunities and an ever-growing number of sets of
geoscientific methods and analysis tools, bundled in exchangeable
Module Libraries.... read more

Posted by SAGA 2006-05-17

First international SAGA GIS User meeting.

On the 6th of July, 2006, the first international SAGA GIS User and developer meeting will be held at the AGIT Symposium in Salzburg.

SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) is a fast-spreading Open-source GIS software, with a special "Application Programming Interface" (API) for geographic data processing and a user-friendly Graphical Interface. SAGA GIS supports raster data (e.g. digital terrain models, satellite images), vector data, and tables. The global development process yields a vast amount of application opportunities and an ever-growing number of sets of geoscientific methods and analysis tools, bundled in exchangeable Module Libraries.... read more

Posted by SAGA 2006-01-15

SAGA GIS 2.0 Beta (2nd Update)

SAGA 2.0 Beta (Update - December 07, 2005)

Dear SAGA users,

on November 3, 2005 the first SAGA user meeting took place at the University of Goettingen, Germany, with the aim to give room for discussions between SAGA developers and users, which included scientists as well as governmental and private organisations. To find out more about this very interesting meeting (discussion topics and presentation abstracts) go to the official SAGA homepage at http://www.saga-gis.org.... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2005-12-19

First German SAGA GIS User Meeting.

______German Text________
Einladung
zum

                 1. SAGA GIS User Treffen
                        Donnerstag
                    03. November 2005,
                         9:30 Uhr
                  Universitt Gttingen

Im Rahmen der Foren 2005 des Kompetenz-zentrums fr Geoinformatik (GiN)
(http://www.gin-online.de) richten das GiN-Kompetenzzentrum fr Geoinformatik
und die Abteilung fr Physische Geographie der Universitt Gttingen das
Forum:... read more

Posted by SAGA 2005-09-28

SAGA GIS 2.0 Beta (1st Update)

SAGA GIS 2.0 Beta (1st Update - 09.09.2005)

Dear SAGA users,

slowly but surely the SAGA development continues. Due to your feedback a number of bugs could be fixed and also several new features based on your suggestions have been included in the current release. Though SAGA becomes more and more stable, we call it still a beta version. Besides further bug fixing many things are left to do before releasing a final version 2.0:... read more

Posted by Olaf Conrad 2005-09-19

Call for the first German SAGA GIS User Meeting.

------------------------------German Text---------------------------------

Liebe SAGA GIS NutzerInnen,

im Rahmen der Foren 2005 des Kompetenzzentrums fr Geoinformatik (GiN)
(www.gin-online.de) richten die SAGA Usergroup e.V. (www.saga-gis.org)
und die Abteilung fr Physische Geographie der Universitaet Goettingen
das Forum:
'OpenSource / freie GIS'
am 03. November 2005 in Goettingen aus.

Thematische Schwerpunkte sind OpenSource GIS in Forschung, Lehre und Praxis. ... read more

Posted by SAGA 2005-09-08