GRASS GIS 6.4.0 released
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"The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System,
commonly referred to as GRASS, is a Geographic Information System
(GIS) providing powerful raster, vector, and geospatial processing
engines in a single integrated software suite. GRASS includes tools
for spatial modeling, visualization of raster and vector data,
management and analysis of geospatial data, and the processing of
satellite and aerial imagery. It also provides the capability to
produce sophisticated presentation graphics and hardcopy maps.
GRASS has now been translated into twenty languages and supports a
huge array of data formats.
"GRASS is a founding member of The Open Source Geospatial
Foundation (OSGeo), a non-profit legal entity which has enjoyed
extraordinary growth. We expect that this formal infrastructure
will guarantee that the GRASS community will be well supported and
vibrant far into the future.
"GRASS is currently used around the world in academic and
commercial settings as well as by many governmental agencies and
environmental consulting companies. It runs on a variety of popular
hardware platforms and is Free open-source software released under
the terms of the GNU General Public License."