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QGIS 1.8 is released

To this point, I find QGIS to be the best open source alternative to ESRI’s ArcMap product.  So I thought I would pass this along.

 

Today is a big day for GIS users. QGIS 1.8 is out and about. Check out the new features on their website.

A couple features that I like:

  • QGIS Browser which should be very familiar to those who’ve used ArcGIS Catalog.
  • DBManager which is now no longer a plugin. I’m a big users of it so this should be very nice.
  • New plugin repository! I’m always amazed at how many plugins there are available.
  • Microsoft SQL Server support.
  • Expression based labeling (YES!)
  • support for Zip/GZip layers

I’ve already downloaded mine from KyngChaos.

1 comment to QGIS 1.8 is released

  • jhickok

    I just updated QGIS to 1.8 via the OSGeo4W Installer (http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/wiki/Download) at home and these improvements are great! (Please – everyone – remember to get your IT staff’s approval before installing anything at work!)

    We were told at a recent Open Source GIS Workshop that QGIS receives the most developer attention, evolving faster than most other projects.

    I really appreciate this good news!

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