gvSIG Community Edition (CE) is a community driven GIS project fork of gvSIG that will be bundled with SEXTANTE and GRASS GIS. This project is not supported by the gvSIG Association. gvSIG CE is not an official project of gvSIG.
gvSIG CE is a fully functional Open Source Desktop GIS that provides powerful visualization (including thematic maps, advanced symbology and labelling), cartography, raster, vector and geoprocessing in a single, integrated software suite.
The software has a simple, intuitive graphical user interface that provides easy access to a multitude of geodata sources, including:
- Vector files (Shapefiles, DGN, DXF, DWG, GML, KML)
- Raster files (GeoTIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, etc.)
- Spatial databases (PostGIS, Oracle, ArcSDE etc.)
- Web services (WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS, ArcIMS)
gvSIG CE runs on Windows (2000/XP/Vista/7), Linux and Mac OS X and is also fully portable, running from any device. You do not have to go through a lengthy installation procedure. Just copy and paste gvSIG CE folder where you want, start and enjoy the program.