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Portable GIS V3 Released

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Finally, after quite a hiatus, I’m proud to announce the release of Portable GIS v3. In brief, this contains updated versions of the various packages BUT it’s rather stripped down in comparison to the old version. It no longer contains a full apache/php/mysql stack, and no longer contains Geoserver, GvSIG or uDIG- see here for more details and a download link. The main reason for this is to make the package easier to maintain and host. If there’s enough interest, I might consider re-integrating some packages but you’ll have to ask really nicely! I’m hoping to release a new version whenever the constituent packages are upgraded, but we’ll have to see how achievable that is.

For those who are new to the idea- this is not like a live-DVD or USB stick- it’s designed to work in your windows environment without any need for installation. Get a big enough USB stick (2Gb or more, and make it FAST) and you can store your data on there too. Note that it’s not a stealth system- in that I can’t guarantee it won’t leave some traces on your pc, and I can’t be responsible for conflicts with existing packages or with paranoid sysadmins. If you do have a problem though, get in touch and I will try and help.

Finally, as an experiment, I’m using dropbox to host the download. If I trip the daily download limit, the link won’t work. Try again tomorrow! If it really doesn’t work, I’ll come up with a different option.

Enjoy- I hope it’s useful!

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