Open Source GIS Binary Kit for Windows and Linux

    from the website:
    FWTools - http://fwtools.maptools.org/ - is a set of Open Source GIS binaries for Windows (win32) and Linux (x86) systems produced by Frank Warmerdam (ie. FW). It was previously known as OpenEV_FW. The kits are intended to be easy for end users to install and get going with. No fudzing with building from source, or having to collect lots of interrelated packages. FWTools includes OpenEV, GDAL, MapServer, PROJ.4 and OGDI as well as some supporting components.

    The FWTools kits also aims to track the latested development versions of the packages included as opposed to official releases. While this may mean the packages are less stable, it is intended to give folks a chance to use the latest and greatest. FWTools releases also are a means by which I make recent development version bug fixes available to a wider audience than would be prepared to build them from the source.

    With FWTools releases, Frank also endevours to build in as many optional components as possible. Thus, he include support for ECW, JPEG2000, HDF and other file formats that require extra libraries.

    Linux FWTools releases are intended to be distribution and packaging system agnostic. They should install on pretty much any x86 style Linux system released within the last few years.

    Frank's tools have been a staple for me (MattWilkie) for the last three years. I'm very glad to see them now available in an easily installable package for Windows users.








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