gvSIG is an user-friendly and OpenSource DesktopGIS solution. The huge amount of GIS tools provided
with gvSIG offer GIS experts and starters a platform easy to use for geoprocessing and displaying, editing,
managing, querying and analysing geographic data. Beside other new functions, gvSIG 1.11 enhances its
performance especially regarding symbology and labelling options, as well as an integration of raster tool
to gvSIG framework. It also includes more powerful tools to guarantee the management of your data.

gvSIG ensures data interoperability while offering different interfaces to various databases and OGC standard
conform geo vector and raster formats. gvSIG gives you complete GIS capabilities to effectively work with a
large amount of data and perform complex GIS analysis.

And the best of all: gvSIG and all functions are for free. gvSIG underlies the GNU/GPL lisence!


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With gvSIG it is possible to:

  • Perform GIS data creation, editing and analysis.
  • Integrate in the same view both local and remote data through OGC standards.
  • Mangage easily attribute data.
  • Create high-quality maps and integrate e.g.pie and bar charts from gvSIG view document type.
  • Read, import and manage various kinds of data formats and geodatabases.
  • Use many GIS tools to identify, find, measure, and calculate geographic data.
  • Customize or Integrate appropriate GIS tools with Jython console.
  • Allows its free use, distribution, study and improvement, because being open source software, under GNU/GPL license.
  • work in several languages (Spanish, English, German, French, Italian,...).
  • work with gvSIG under Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

General features of gvSIG DesktopGIS


  • Fully rich GIS desktop client
  • Licensed GNU/GPL v2
  • On strong delevolpment
  • Interface translated into more than 10 languages
  • Platform independent: runs on Microsfot Windows, GNU/Linux and MacOS
  • Modular: developed using independent modules adding scalability value.
  • Standard compliant: Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • Developed with INSPIRE principles in mind
  • Provides the most common GIS tools like data loading, map navigation, query map information like alphanumeric information, distance measurement, thematic cartography, legend edition using the most common legend types, labeling, feature selection by many selection types, data tables with statistics, ordering, table relations, table linking, layout manager, geoprocessing tools, CAD, raster processing, etc.
  • Interoperable: able to work with most of the known data formats:
    • raster : ecw,  ENVI hdr, ERDAS img, (Geo)TIFF, GRASS, ...
    • vector & CAD: shapefile, GML, KML, DGN, DXF, DWG
    • databases: PostGIS, MySQL, Oracle, ArcSDE
    • remote: ECWP, ArcIMS
  • Its SDI client condition permits the connection, through the use of standardADL, s
    • WMS
    • WFS (and WFS-T)
    • WCS
    • WMC
  • Discovery services client is also provided within gvSIG which can be use to localize data resources within an SDI (catalogue  and gazeteer services)
    • Catalogs: Z3950, SRW, CSW (ISO/19115 and ebRIM)
    • Gazetteers: ADL, WFS, WFS-
  • Geoprocessing tools:
    • proximity: buffer, spatial join
    • overlay: clip, difference,  intersect, union
    • other: convex hull, reproject, ...
  • Integrated advanced CAD tools:
    • functionality for vector data edition: modify, create and delete elements
    • command console typical element in CAD software
    • tools like help tools, grid tools, command stack, complex element selections
    • tools for inserting elements like points, polygons, lines, ellipses, etc...
    • tools to modify its rotation, symmetry,...
  • Integrated advanced raster tools:
    • georeferencing images, set image transparency, adjust bright and contrast, highlight, etc.
    • the SEXTANTE Extension of gvSIG is already available to download, including functions oriented to morphology and hydrology fields,
  • Advanced functionalities like
    • Scripting support
    • Powerful reprojection engine (PROJ4 wrapper)
    • 3D visualization
    • Network analysis
    • New raster analysis features like classification, rectification,...
    • gvSIG for mobile devices