SpatialNews.com Press Release
The FreeGIS Team announces the stable release 1.0.0 of the GeographicInformation Tool Thuban
Thuban is an interactive viewer for geographic data layers. It can
handle Shapefiles, PostgreSQL/PostGIS spatial databases and raster
data. The user interface makes data exploration easy. Notable
features are the legend editor with some automatic classification,
projection support and management of attribute tables.
Thuban is Free Software licensed under the GNU General Public License.
It is platform independent using the wxPython framework and builds
upon powerful libraries. Intevation GmbH has helped to start the FreeGIS
project about four years ago which provides the most comprehensive
overview of Free Software GIS components on www.freegis.org. "One
incentive to start developing Thuban was to fill a missing link in the
FreeGIS world", says Jan-Oliver Wagner, coordinator of the FreeGIS project.
Thuban has been designed as a platform for GIS applications. An
example is the simulation system GREAT-ER (Geography Referenced
Regional Exposure Assessment Tool for European Rivers). Thuban
features an API for developing Add-Ons and other extensions.
Experimental WMS client functionality and APR (Arcview project) file
importer are two examples.
Thuban supports language locales. The application has been translated
into English, French, German, Italian, Russian (cyrillic script) and
Spanish. The current user documentation is in English.
Binary packages for RedHat Linux (RPM, tested on RH 7.2), Debian GNU/Linux
and Windows 2000, sources, screen-shots and details: