updated 08:45 am EDT, Wed August 23, 2006
UB GrassPro ships
OpenOSX has began shipping a major update to its GRASS geographic information system, OpenOSX GrassPro. The new update features new native support for Intel-based Macs as a Universal Binary. The GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) geographic information system is an open-source project combines powerful raster, vector, and geospatial processing engines into a single integrated software suite. Open OSX GrassPro 6.1 also features the ability to create GRASS "Locations" automatically from existing geo-spatial datasets -- previously considered a major obstacle for many would-be GRASS adopters. Grass Pro costs $60 (CD) or $50 (Download) with this update price at $30 (CD) and $20 (Download) to previous customers. Also now available is a bundle including free updates for 6 months and a detailed manual for $220. Detailed system requirements were not available.