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Press Release

    FreeGIS-CD 1.2.0 for GNU/Linux-Systems available

  In its eighth edition (v1.2.0) the FreeGIS-CD continues to bring
  geographic information procession capabilities to GNU/Linux distributions.

Osnabrück, Germany, 2nd of May 2002.
The Intevation GmbH successfully puts Free Software for spatial data
processing on the map with its eighth edition of the FreeGIS-CD,
officially available from today.

Testing has been done with major GNU/Linux distributions
such as RedHat, Mandrake, SuSE and Debian to make sure that the prebuild
binaries can be installed using the packaging system.
The CD contains an up to date selection of GIS applications,
libraries and data sets, e.g. GRASS, GMT, MapServer, PROJ and GLOBE.

For the first time a digital FreeGIS tutorial in German is included
on the CD.  Printed copies are available separatly.
The textbook explains how to do common GIS task with Free Software.
Naturally it has been placed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

"It may not always be highly visible, but the Free Software community
in the area of GIS is making steady progress to bring full power
combined with freedom to its users.", explains Jan-Oliver Wagner,
who is in charge for the production of the CD at Intevation,
"Thus we included many updated applications to bring you this solid release."

The FreeGIS-CD v1.2.0 can be ordered for 30 Euros
through Intevation GmbH and ships out of Germany and North America.

        About the FreeGIS Project:

The FreeGIS project focusses on Free Software and data related to
geographic information processing and mapping.
A comprehensive overview about available software can be found on the website.
Map creation and analysis of spatial data is becoming a widespread application.
The project exclusivly promotes Free Software solutions which means
that everybody has the freedom to use, modify and redistribute them.

    About Intevation GmbH

The Intevation GmbH is a high level Free Software consulting company
based in Osnabrück, Germany.

Intevation offers communication management for Free Software projects and
strategic consulting for Free Software business models. Additional business
units are geographic information systems and usability design.

Intevation GmbH actively contributes to the Free Software Community
and supports and the FSF Europe among other projects.
Press contact:
    Fon: ++49 - 541 - 33 508 30
    Fax: ++49 - 541 - 33 508 59

FreeGIS is a project of FOSSGIS e.V.
Contact: Björn Schilberg <>
These pages are hosted by Intevation GmbH