gvSIG 1.11 new features. What and why?

Recently has been released gvSIG 1.11. Let’s have a look to the new features that this new version brings us:

  • Copy/paste geometries between layers. Enables the user to copy and paste geometries between layers. Attributes associated to the geometry will also be copied if second layer has the same type of data. If not, attributes of the copied geometry will take deffault values.
  • Lateral buffer. New type of buffer for lines that creates a rectangular polygon  involving the line with a defined distance and ending exactly at the end of the line.
  • Split line in equidistant sections. New geoprocess that allows to split lines in equidistant sections.
  • Add consecutive numbers to attribute tables. New field calculator function to add consecutive numbers to attribute tables.
  • Find duplicates records in attribute tables. Tool that allows the user to identify duplicate records in a selected column.
  • Add-ons manager (beta). Tool that allows the user to install some add-ons like plugins, languages, symbol sets or help documents. So far it only works with plugins.
  • NavTable new version. It adds a fast filter tool.
  • gvSIG user manual included (available in the help menu).
  • Bug fixes contributed by the developers community.

(See some gvSIG 1.11 new features videos)

We’d like to emphasize that almost all the new features has been contributed by the community, as happened in the previous version (1.10). Probably you wonder why…

Well, as you probably know, we have been working in two different development lines at the same time (1.x and 2.x) what is not sustainable at all, as we don’t have enough resources. For us it’s critical to release the 2.0 version but, at the same time, we cannot stop giving support to gvSIG 1.x users and developers, as it is the current stable version. This is the reason why we decided to adopt a new philosophy from the release of gvSIG 1.10: add to each new 1.x version only developments contributed by the community. This allows us to focus in the development of the 2.0 version since we basically participate coordinating and reviewing the contributions.

As expected, the community responded providing quite a few bug fixes and new features which mainly came from The Munich City Hall, the great number of developers that participated in the 6th gvSIG Conference CodeSprint and the CartoLab team.

Thank you very much to all the contributors. We encourage you to keep on participating in the next gvSIG releases.

About Manuel

gvSIG Product and Testing Manager
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