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Press Release

FreeGIS-CD 1.2.3 for GNU/Linux systems released With its extensively updated eleventh edition (v1.2.3) the FreeGIS-CD offers to enhance GNU/Linux distributions with a collection of geographic information processing capabilities.

Osnabrück 17th of June 2003.

With the publishing of the eleventh version of the FreeGIS CD (v1.2.3) the Intevation GmbH updates all GIS packages and extends the documentation.

The CD presents a collection of GIS applications, libraries and data sets in current, stable versions. It contains e.g. GRASS, MapServer, gdal, PROJ, GLOBE and the simple viewer Thuban. With Frida now a detailed street map of a german city (Osnabrück) is included.

Another focus of the FreeGIS CD is the provision of documentation. HTML- and PDF-versions of several documents are directly accessible from the CD. For better availability they can also be installed on the computer. The FreeGIS-Tutorial and the GAV GRASS course (both in german language) help to lower the entry barrier towards the GIS applications.

The now published FreeGIS CD was tested on the major Linux-based GNU-Systems RedHat, Mandrake, SuSE and Debian.

"This collection demonstrates the spectrum of Free GIS Software as well as its great power and flexibility. An increasing user community accelerates the process of development and integration of the components", explains Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner, coordinater of the FreeGIS-Project. "The FreeGIS CD will be regulary updated and extended in the future."

The FreeGIS-CD v1.2.3 can be ordered for 30 Euros through Intevation GmbH and ships out of Germany and North America. http://freegis.org/order.en.html

About the FreeGIS Project:

The FreeGIS project focusses on Free Software and data related to geographic information processing and mapping. A comprehensive overview about available software can be found on the website. Map creation and analysis of spatial data is becoming a widespread application. The project promotes exclusivly Free Software solutions which means that everybody has the freedom to use, modify and redistribute them.

http://freegis.org

About Intevation GmbH

The Intevation GmbH specialized in Free Software and offers IT-services in the areas of strategic consulting, project management & realization and GIS solutions.

For all activities, Intevation places emphasize on Free Software, active communication management, modern development technologies and usability design.

The GIS unit implements a broad spectrum of individual solutions ranging from browser-based work on digital maps, development of specific applications upto Location Based Services (LBS) in conjunction with spatial databases.

http://intevation.net

FreeGIS is a project of FOSSGIS e.V.
Contact: Björn Schilberg <bjoern.schilberg@uni-osnabrueck.de>
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