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After several years of development, it is time to reorganize the OrbisGIS architecture to offer to the users and the developers a robust libraries and framework, a better documentation and a more user-friendly GUI. Because the OrbisGIS team is at the heart of open source communities, because it supports collective work and the sharing of tools and methods rather than reinventing the wheel, we have decided to split OrbisGIS in a two main libraries :

These libraries take profit of the FOSS ecosystem and the next OrbisGIS user interface will be developped on top of the Eclipse RCP framework and the dbeaver tool. Many dbeaver features are in line with the needs of the OrbisGIS users and its functions (SQL editor, tree database explorer, table viewer...). We are therefore thinking of adding OrbisGIS features to dbeaver and use it in replacement to the current OrbisGIS (based on DockingFrames). OrbisRCP aggregates all OrbisGIS plugins available for DBeaver. See :

Note that the H2GIS extension and the CTS library are still being actively developed by the OrbisGIS team.

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OrbisGIS is a cross-platform open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) created by research and for research. It is leaded by CNRS within the French Lab-STICC laboratory (DECIDE team of Vannes) and licensed under GPLv3. OrbisGIS proposes new methods and techniques to model, represent, process and share spatial data, making it easy to monitor geographical territories and manage their evolution. In a world ever-increasingly aware of its ecological footprint and the relevance of sustainable development, a systematic approach to evaluating public policies is of paramount importance. Such an approach must take into account relevant environmental, social and economic factors to facilitate efficient decision making and planning. As an integrated modeling platform containing analytical tools for computing various indicators at different spatial and temporal scales, OrbisGIS is already an indispensable instrument for many. Come see what all the buzz is about!

For general information, visit our website. Feel free to contact us or use the mailing list.

Developers, check out our GitHub Wiki.

Users, please consult the on-line documentation on

Quick build instructions

OrbisGIS uses Maven. To launch a full build (including the tests), run the following command:

$ mvn clean install

To run OrbisGIS using Maven:

$ cd orbisgis-dist
$ mvn exec:exec

To build a release as a standalone zip file:

cd orbisgis-dist
mvn package assembly:single