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Kosmo Desktop - 3.0 RC1 version available E-mail
It's already available for downloading the new Kosmo Desktop -  3.0 RC1.

We have added the next new downloads in their corresponding sections:

+ Windows -> ZIP file

Kosmo Desktop portable for Windows platforms, zipped in a file and ready for executing it

+ Linux -> TAR.GZ file
Kosmo Desktop portable for Linux platforms, zipped in a tar.gz file and ready for executing it

+ Source code -> ZIP file

Kosmo Desktop 3.0 RC1 source code, zipped in a file


All the versions include theirs own JRE 1.6.0_37 configured, so it's not necessary to install a JVM in your PC in order to install or execute Kosmo Desktop.

It's also available an application install guide (for Windows and Linux) at the Downloads > User guides > General section.
 
Kosmo 3.0 will be available soon (01/05/2013)!!! E-mail

The next Kosmo Desktop 3.0 version is planned to be available next 1st May 2013.

Among all the new functionalities that will be present in the new version we can highlight the next ones:

  • Symbology: a lot of improvements and new features.
  • Massive data import/export operations wizard.
  • SQLite / SpatiaLite connector.
  • Edition by domains: it adds to Kosmo Desktop the possibility to configure custom forms in an easy way.
  • Configurable hierachical finder
  • Export current view to PDF.
  • OpenOffice printing improvements and new features.
  • ...
 
Kosmo Desktop 2.0 stable available for downloading E-mail
It's already available for downloading the new Kosmo Desktop - 2.0 stable.

We have added the next new downloads in their corresponding sections:

+ Windows -> Installer (recommended)
Kosmo Desktop for Windows platforms, with install wizard

+ Windows -> ZIP file

Kosmo Desktop for Windows platforms, zipped in a file and ready for executing it

+ Linux -> Installer (recommended)
Kosmo Desktop for Linux platforms, with install wizard

+ Linux -> TAR.GZ file
Kosmo Desktop for Linux platforms, zipped in a tar.gz file and ready for executing it

+ Source code -> ZIP file

Kosmo Desktop 2.0 source code, zipped in a file


All the versions include theirs own JRE 1.6.0_23 configured, so it's not necessary to install a JVM in your PC in order to install or execute Kosmo Desktop.

It's also available an application install guide (for Windows and Linux) at the Downloads > User guides > General section (currently only in Spanish)
 
Kosmo and the FOSS4G Sydney 2009 E-mail
Along next days October 20th to 23th it will be celebrated in Sydney (Australia) the 2009 edition of the FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial).

In such event it will be distributed the 2009 edition of the OSGeo LiveDVD, a DVD self-executable that starts an O.S. Linux directly from the DVD with no need of installation. The DVD will contain the best of the Open Source geospatial software with example datasets.

The DVD will include the 1.2.1 stable version of Kosmo - Desktop installed by default. So it will include links to download the new 2.0 beta version of the desktop client for Windows and Linux.

Here you have the links to the event webpage and the download page of the LiveDVD:
 
Kosmo and Sextante E-mail

Kosmo - Cliente de escritorio y Sextante

Since past year 2008 the porting of the Sextante extension to Kosmo - Desktop is ongoing. Sextante is a library containing the free software algorithms for geospatial analysis with GPL license that you maybe have used in other well-known OpenSource desktop clients.

After a meeting between Sextante and SAIG staff at the "III Jornadas de SIG Libre de Girona 2009" the mutual collaboration was stablished. The aim of this collaborations is to add the Sextante library to Kosmo - Desktop. The final objective is to get it incorporated to the next version 2.0 of Kosmo -Desktop.

You can see news of this collaboration at the official blog of Sextante by Víctor Olaya and at the personal blog of Nacho Varela , both developers of Sextante. Take a look at the web of the Sextante project so you can check its possibilities.
 
Kosmo at the III Jornadas de SIG Libre E-mail

III Jornadas de SIG Libre Girona 2009

On 2009 March the 13th Carlos Navarro Aguilar and Sergio Baños Calvo, actual members of the SAIG staff, performed a practical exposition of 4 hours length at the III Jornadas de SIG Libre de Girona.

The exposition was focused on showing a common workflow solution in the management of territorial information using the project Kosmo - Free GIS Corporative Platform and OGC standards. The exposition was divided in two parts:
  • In the first term it was shown aspects related to the initial phases of the management and manipulation of the information using Kosmo-Desktop, such as mono and multi-user edition, information quality controls, use of topological rules, etc.
  • In the second term the point was the mechanism of professional printing outputs using Kosmo-Desktop and its new printing module based on OpenOffice.
At the conference's web page whoever is interested can access to both the practical exposition and the material used during the realization.
 
Kosmo at the II Jornadas de SIG Libre E-mail

SIGTE

On 2008 March the 4th the Kosmo project was introduced at the II Jornadas de SIG Libre celebrated at the SIGTE (Geographic Information Systems and Teledetection Service at the Girona's University).

Carlos Navarro Aguilar and Antonio Muñoz Rastrero presented a presentation based on the main aspects from the Platform:

  • User oriented.
  • "Real" projects oriented.
  • Easy to use and manage.
Some real examples were shown: big municipality water network management, rural road inventory management, map publishing, ...
 
Kosmo introduced at the CICA E-mail
CICA

On last 2007 April the 12th Kosmo - The Free GIS Corporative Platform was introduced in colaboration with the Anducia Scientific Informatic Center (CICA) from the Junta de Andalucia government.

The event was presented by the CICA's Director and participated proffesors José Ojeda Zújar from Seville University and José Emilio Guerrero Ginel from Cordoba University who exposed the main investigation and collaboration lines opened with the Kosmo project.

 
Kosmo at the UEX E-mail

UnEx

On 2007 July the 11th the Summer's Course at the Extremadura University counted with Kosmo - Free GIS Corporative Platform.

Eduardo Ramírez Moreno, researcher at the Faculty of Geography of the Seville University, presented the Kosmo project and showed the potentials of the Kosmo Desktop Client with a theoretic and practical exposition in the course "Sistemas de Información Geográfica: Software Libre y Gestión Territorial" at the Cáceres campus.