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QGIS 1.0 Released

QGIS, the cross-platform open source GIS (Geographic Information System), has released QGIS 1.0.

Gary Sherman, Chair of the QGIS Project Steering Committee, announces:

QGIS began life in February of 2002, with the first release in June of
the same year. The initial goal was to create a viewer for PostGIS data
that ran on Linux. From those humble beginnings, QGIS has become a true
cross-platform application that runs on all major versions of unix,
Linux, as well as Mac and Windows. It supports editing and map
composition as well as integration with GRASS to provide powerful GIS
capability. QGIS has been translated into many languages by a dedicated
internationalization team.

At 1.0 we provide a stable API from which you can develop custom
solutions in Python or C++. Even though 1.0 is fresh, there are a number
of exciting developments underway in both the core application and
plugins. Although it took nearly 7 years to get to version 1.0, I think
you’ll find that this version is the best yet. Thanks for using
QGIS—you, the users, have played a large part in its success.

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