gvSIG 2.0: Improvements in access to geodatabases

One of the most interesting improvements in gvSIG 2.0 is that layers coming from geodatabases are instantly visible because there is no preprocess dealing with row IDs. Besides, the GeoDB wizard now detects the table’s CRS so the user does not need to know it in advance. On-the-fly reprojection is applied automatically if the table’s CRS does not match the view’s CRS.

Also, a new version of the Oracle Spatial plugin has been published. You can install it from the add-ons manager by choosing the “By URL” option and “http://downloads.gvsig.org/download/gvsig-desktop/ ” as the repository’s URL (in will soon be available from other gvSIG repositories). The plugin is listed as “Oracle Spatial/Locator connector” (BN 2058).

Remember that the Oracle JDBC driver is needed to access Oracle Spatial databases. It can be downloaded from here and must be copied to:

[GVSIG_FOLDER]/gvSIG/extensiones/org.gvsig.geodb/lib/

This video briefly shows these new features:

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2 Responses to gvSIG 2.0: Improvements in access to geodatabases

  1. Jerry says:

    I tried to locate the plugin “Oracle Spatial/Locator connector” at the url provide above, and it was not listed. Is it still available? Also, your note suggest downloading an Oracle driver, and provides the link to the driver download page (thank you), but on the page their are many drivers. Which one is best to download?

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