The latest release of SkyJUMP GIS focuses on improving speed and responsiveness. The level of interest is steadily increasing and the project should break into the top 1000 soon. Request for support for additional platforms are coming in and we could use some developer help building releases for Linux and MacOS. See our web page at http://skyjumpgis.org for further information.
A new version of SkyJUMP GIS has been released. Besides bug fixes, new features include mouse wheel zooming, several new drawing tools, some specialized buffer tools, support for setting units for a task, and a new labeling style for "halo" text.
SkyJUMP, a java-based GIS system based on the GPL JUMP system from VividSolutions, has published its first public release for Windows. Linux versions are expected to follow shortly. Following the VividSolutions model, SkyJUMP provides an English-only interface and is targeted towards users in local, state, or federal governments who need professional tools that interface with both open and industry standards. SkyJUMP strives to provide ease-of-use that rivals commercial Windows GIS applications.