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Final Version of gvSIG 2.1 Offers New Features, Bug Fixes

February 3, 2015  - By
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The gvSIG Association has published the final version of  gvSIG 2.1. This is the first version based on the new architecture oriented to users, and offers many new features, the association said.

Besides the new functionalities and the correction of a great number of errors that were detected through community collaboration, the association wants to highlight the availability of a distribution for Linux 64 bits and portable versions for Windows as well as Linux.

Along with the gvSIG 2.1 release, gvSIG has published a new gvSIG website that includes the old gvSIG Association website as well as the project website. It will also serve as a knowledge portal about gvSIG technology. The new website features gvSIG’s catalog of products, such as gvSIG Roads or gvNIX.

“We want to take advantage of this announcement to thank all the people that have collaborated in making this new version reality, and all the entities that have counted on the gvSIG Association services to solve their needs on geomatics, helping to guarantee the sustainability of the project,” the association said in a statement.

Features in the latest version include:


      – Expresions

      – Proportional symbols

      – Graduated symbols

      – Dot density

      – Quantities by category

      – Charts (pies and bars)

      – Import/export SLD

Copy/paste geometries

Lateral buffer

Split line

Consecutive numbers function

Duplicated records function

Derived geometries

Chart document

Map sheets (map series)

Connection with OpenStreetMap services

New symbol libraries: Geology, POI Cities, Commerce, Military-APP6, Collective Mapping, Colors, AIGA, Weather

PostGIS 2.x support (raster and vector)


      – Insert chart

      – New layout with TOC (table of contents) included.

      – New grid functionalities.

Portable views (thematic maps plugin)

Advanced dissolve geoprocess


      – Advanced labeling

      – Halo option

      – Always show label option


      – Set projection to layer

      – Change data type

      – Create multi-file layer

      – Convert to grayscale

      – Integration of tools in the geoprocessing toolbox

      – Principal components tool improved

      – Georeferencing tool improved

      – Tasseled cap

      – Masks by regions of interest

Export to KML

      – Show attributes in ballon option

      – Use labels option


      – Reprojection forcing

      – New EPSG projections support.

Scripting: raster data support

Layer loading

      – Dragging layers from the file browser.

Memory management at the Preferences menu.

Dyschromatopsia / colour blindness

MsExcel format supporting as a table and a layer

CSV support

WFS service:

      – XY axis order selection.

Print performance improved

New design of info tool

Linux 64 bits supporting

Bug fixing

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.