FOSS4G 2023

State of GRASS GIS
06-28, 11:00–11:30 (Europe/Tirane), Outdoor Stage

This talk gives an overview of the current state of the GRASS GIS project for both users and developers. Latest version of GRASS includes even more tools parallelized using OpenMP to speed up massive data processing. The graphical user interface is changing as the single-window layout matured and is becoming the number one choice and a default setting. This adds to a quicker startup without a need for a welcome screen and streamlined data management. The code quality of C and C++ code improved significantly in the last year, the code compiles with strict compiler settings and we are heading towards pedantic compliance. Last but not least, this summer GRASS GIS celebrates its 40th birthday!

Markus Neteler, PhD, is co-founder of mundialis after 15 years as a researcher in Italy. His focus is on earth observation, GIS and cloud computing. Markus led the GRASS GIS project for two decades and is a founding member of OSGeo and other organizations (homepage).