Geographical Imaging CD Update Fixes Bugs, Improves Aqua is now shipping an update for the 3D spatial analysis app, Grass GIS, bringing it to version 5.0.2. Grass GIS is a geographical database CD designed for use by professionals in the topographical imaging field. The latest CD version features an improved Aqua interface and bug fixes. According to

OpenOSX, a leading provider of easy-to-use, world-class open-source software, today began shipping a new 5.0.2 version of their Grass GIS CD and has published the official Grass 5.0.2 Mac OS X binaries.

Grass (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a complete state-of-the-art multi-platform Geographical Information System (GIS). Grass is one of, if not the most, complete and sophisticated open-source GIS’ in existence.

The new version brings updated software, a much improved all native (Cocoa-based) graphical user interface, along with additional enhancements and improved stability.

The new version fixes several potential issues discovered with previous versions of the product and includes Tcl/Tk 8.4.2 to support the native Mac OS X Aqua interface along with improvements developed by OpenOSX.

Grass and all of the required and optional libraries have been compiled utilizing gcc 3.1 for impressive native Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2.x) performance. The product is completely compatible with Appleis X11 application and includes an optional XFree 4.3.0 installation in the event the user may prefer XFree over Appleis X11.

You can find more information about the Grass GIS 5.0.2 CD at the Web site. The Grass GIS 5.0.2 CD update is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$50.00.