We are very pleased to announce the release of QGIS 2.10 ‘Pisa’. Pisa was the host city to our developer meet up in March 2010.
This is another release following our four monthly schedule. It again brings many nice new features to QGIS. With the release of 2.10 the previous release 2.8 ‘Wien’, which is designated a long term release (LTR) is moved to the long term package repositories and is the first to arrive there. If you are working in a production environment where you wish to be more conservative about rolling out new features to your users, you will probably prefer those. Of course going with the feature frozen LTR also means that you’ll have to learn
to do without all the nice new things introduced in 2.10 and above until the next long term is released next year.
New Features in QGIS 2.10 ‘Pisa’
QGIS 2.10 includes many great new features, tweaks and enhancements to make the most popular Free desktop GIS even more feature filled and useful. Visit the visual changelog that highlights some of the new additions (http://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/visualchangelog210/index.html).
Whenever new features are added to software they introduce the possibility of new bugs – if you encounter any problems with this release, please file a ticket on the QGIS Bug Tracker (http://hub.qgis.org).
The source code and binaries for Windows, Debian and Ubuntu are already available via the large download link on our home page: http://qgis.org. More packages will follow as soon as the package maintainers finish their work. Please revisit the page if your platform is not available yet.
We would like to thank the developers, documenters, testers and all the many folks out there who volunteer their time and effort (or fund people to do so).
From the QGIS community we hope you enjoy this release! If you wish to donate time, money or otherwise get involved in making QGIS more awesome, please wander along to qgis.org and lend a hand!
Finally we would like to thank our official sponsors for the invaluable financial support they provide to this project:
GOLD Sponsor: Asia Air Survey, Japan
SILVER Sponsor: Sourcepole AG, Switzerland
SILVER Sponsor: State of Vorarlberg, Austria
SILVER Sponsor: Office of Public Works, Ireland, Ireland
BRONZE Sponsor: GeoSynergy, Australia
BRONZE Sponsor: Gaia3D, South Korea
BRONZE Sponsor: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, UK
BRONZE Sponsor: Chartwell Consultants Ltd, Canada
BRONZE Sponsor: Trage Wegen vzw, Belgium
BRONZE Sponsor: GFI – Gesellschaft für Informationstechnologie mbH, Germany
BRONZE Sponsor: GKG Kassel,(Dr.-Ing. Claas Leiner), Germany
BRONZE Sponsor: GIS-Support, Poland
BRONZE Sponsor: ADLARES GmbH, Germany
BRONZE Sponsor: www.molitec.it, Italy
BRONZE Sponsor: www.argusoft.de, Germany
BRONZE Sponsor: Customer Analytics, USA
BRONZE Sponsor: Avioportolano Italia, Italy
BRONZE Sponsor: Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH, University of Science and Technology, Poland
BRONZE Sponsor: Urbsol, Australia
BRONZE Sponsor: MappingGIS, Spain
BRONZE Sponsor: GIS3W, Italy
BRONZE Sponsor: Lutra Consulting, UK
BRONZE Sponsor: www.openrunner.com, France
A current list of donors who have made financial contributions large and small to the project can be seen on our donors list. If you would like to become and official project sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page for details. Sponsoring QGIS helps us to fund our six monthly developer meetings, maintain project infrastructure and fund bug fixing efforts.
QGIS is Free software and you are under no obligation to pay anything to use it – in fact we want to encourage people far and wide to use it regardless of what your financial or social status is – we believe empowering people with spatial decision making tools will result in a better society for all of humanity.
The QGIS Team!