gvsig

Installing gvSIG 1.10 32 bit on Linux Ubuntu 64 bit

This procedure allows you to install the software GIS gvSIG (32 bit version) on the Linux distribution Ubuntu 10.10 (64 bit version). Basically we have to install a 32-bit version of the JVM:

  1. download gvSIG 1.10 from the official reposistory
  2. enable  in the “sources.list” file  the repository:
  3. execute the follow commands:
  4. check and config the installation:
  5. install gvSIG 1.10 as usual

Done!!!

The importance of being dynamic (for a WFS)

These are the results of a “personal” functionality comparison on some GIS desktop:

– web feature service:  Sardinia Region WFS (2000 objects limited)

– layer used: usoSuolo2008

Udig 1.2: AUTOMATIC load of the current map extent objects; AUTOMATIC new request during the navigation (zooming, pan, ecc.); preservation of the thematization; AUTOMATIC load of the web service intire list layer;

gvSIG 1.9: MANUAL load of the current map extent objects; MANUAL new request during the navigation (zooming, pan, ecc.);  NO preservation of the thematization; AUTOMATIC load of the web service intire list layer;

quantum GIS 1.3: NO load of current map extent objects; AUTOMATIC load of the web service intire list layer;

 

ESRI arcGIS 9.3.1: NO load of current map extent objects; NO loading intire list layer of the web service.

 

As you see with these requirements and these Web Feature Service charateristics the best GIS desktop that provide “dynamic WFS request funcionality” is Udig 1.2  followed by gvSIG 1.9, Qgis 1.3 and arcGIS 9.3.1.