zigGIS 3.0 To Be Open-Source

Update: zigGIS has been discontinued.

Abe officially announced today that the next major release of zigGIS, version 3.0, will return to open-source. This announcement was followed up with a message on the zigGIS Google Group. A snippet of that message is here:

We have some exciting news. The next version of zigGIS will officially return to being truly open source. That means zigGIS 3.0 will be free to download and use.

Of course this doesn’t mean zigGIS 3.0 will be free to develop. Though zigGIS is held near and dear to the hearts of the Obtuse Software team it cannot be developed on love alone. So we we’ll be seeking funding in ways alternative to selling licenses. We’ll follow a more traditional open source model of accepting personal donations and corporate sponsorships and selling support contracts.

Version 2.x will continue to be supported on the forums here and licenses sold at obtusesoft.com. However, all funds will be applied directly to the development of 3.0.

I’m glad that zigGIS is returning to its open-source roots. Since the release of 2.0, the zigGIS user community has grown a lot and there has been interest from other developers in extending it in new ways. I am excited by the prospect of the involvement of a wider community of users and developers in its advancement.

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5 Responses to zigGIS 3.0 To Be Open-Source

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  2. Carlos Salas says:


    We write from the local government of San Carlos, Costa Rica. We are trying the demo Ziggis 2.0.3 extension for use in our licenses of ArcGIS 9.3, but using the demo seems a bit limited, so we wrote to request a manual of the functions currently carried out with this extension or if there is a new version to improve the functionality of the version that we use.
    This is accompanied by a project to create a GIS platform viewer.

    • Bill Dollins says:


      The best avenue for such question is the zigGIS Google Group (http://groups.google.com/group/ziggis/). The current version of zigGIS is 2.0.5 and the demo should be current with that. I recommend getting the latest.

      If you visit the group, I suggest describing what it is you are trying to do with zigGIS so that specific advice can be offered.



  3. Sunny says:

    Whats the status of this project?

    When do we expect to get version 3.0?

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