Author Archives: Giuliano Ramat

Open source software: Modernity versus Middle Ages

Let’s suppose to travel back to the past and try to replace the medieval concept of knowledge to applied knowledge to computer skill or, if you prefer, to geomatics that is the science this blog deals with. During the Middle … Continue reading

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Towards gvSIG 2.3: Bing Maps, Google Maps and Google Street View

Let’s have a look to a couple of new features that will be included in next release gvSIG 2.3. Users will have access to data from Bing Maps and Google Maps, being able to select between different geographic information types they offer. Although it … Continue reading

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Towards gvSIG 2.3: LiDAR data

In gvSIG 2.3 users will be able to access a new source of data that has been using more and more, the LiDAR data. gvSIG 2.3 drivers provide to read and write LiDAR in gvSIG according to LAS specification. A cropping tool will be … Continue reading

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Towards gvSIG 2.3: Reproject 2D View into a 3D View

In the next coming release of gvSIG 2.3, several improvements (and very striking) related to 3D views will be provided. One of the most important one will be the possibility to reproject a 2D view 3D view. In gvSIG 2.2 3D Views can … Continue reading

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Smart Cities: no open source software means no intelligence

Smart City, the intelligent city, has been one of the most fashion concepts in recent years dealing mainly with the use of ICT, information and communication technology, to improve citizens living standards. Technology is not assumed as result itself but as … Continue reading

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On the road to gvSIG 2.3: New available formats (OGR / GDAL)

One of the major architectural changes in gvSIG 2.3 is related to the use of the GDAL library in the frame of raster data and projections. After completed his task, we have decided to create a new access data driver … Continue reading

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On the road to gvSIG 2.3: read and write PRJ files (projections)

One of the new features that is coming with the next gvSIG version 2.3 is the capability to read and write PRJ files that was, without any doubt, one of the most requested features by the user community and that … Continue reading

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On the road to gvSIG 2.3: Dynamic segmentation (IV)

Let’s continue illustrating gvSIG 2.3 news related to dynamic segmentation; in this article we will see the editing tool that allows route calibration. This tool allows M coordinate editing of a geometry, either through manual data entry of this coordinate … Continue reading

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On the road to gvSIG 2.3: Dynamic segmentation (III)

In this third article about the new dynamic segmentation plugin, the tool to calibrate routes will be detailed. This tool allows users to assign kilometer points information to a path that is to geocode road elements from their pk’s. To … Continue reading

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gvSIG Educa: a free GIS for education Prototype

gvSIG Educa is a project launching a gvSIG Desktop distribution, aimed at the pre-university training courses and gvSIG Batoví, that was an educational GIS for schools in Uruguay, can be considered its predecessor. Moreover, it has allowed to develop the gvSIG plug-in … Continue reading

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