Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Helena Mitasova, Associate Director of Geovisualization at the Center for Geospatial Analytics.
Two Ph.D. students at the Center, Anna Petrasova and Vaclav Petras, were recently elected to the international GRASS GIS project steering committee (PSC). This is a great recognition of their contributions to GRASS GIS development and their leadership in making GRASS GIS a reliable, robust, and innovative geospatial computing platform. With Dr. Mitasova re-elected to the PSC, the Center for Geospatial Analytics is becoming a highly visible hub for open source GIS development.
GRASS GIS is a free and open source Geographic Information System software suite with over 30 years of development, providing capabilities for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS GIS is used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. It is one of the founding projects of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.