QGIS 0.10 Released

From Slashgeo:

Quantum GIS (QGIS to you and me) 0.10 “Io” has been released. The release includes:

  • 140 bug and stability improvements
  • New toolbar graphics (very nice)
  • Improved digitizing, including better vertex editing and snapping
  • Better raster handling and color classification
  • Drag & drop support
  • Python plugins repository
  • Lots more
What is QGIS?
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS lets you browse and create map data on your computer. It supports many common spatial data formats (e.g. ESRI ShapeFile, geotiff). QGIS supports plugins to do things like display tracks from your GPS. QGIS is Open Source software and its free of cost (download here).
I tend to use QGIS for lots of “quick” stuff - basic editing of a layer, check out some PostGIS data to diagnose a data problem, exporting a MapServer map file - stuff like that. I really haven’t pushed it to see where the edges are, just because I don’t do a lot of desktop GIS work, but for what I’ve used it for it’s a peach. I usually end up getting what I needed to do completed in the amount of time I would have stared peevishly at the ArcMap splash screen.