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MapWindow GIS v4.8.4 Release Candidate 3 - 32 Bit

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Released: Aug 26, 2011
Updated: Dec 12, 2011 by pmeems
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Release Notes

The final release for v4.8, with version number 4.8.6 is available at

This is the third release candidate for MapWindow v4.8. It has 4.8.4 as version number.
This will be the final candidate. Only a few tool bar and menu icons are going to be updated.
If no major crashes are reported this version will be the stable version in 2 weeks time.
If you do get an exception send the exception to us. Don't forget to include your e-mail address.
Use the forums at for questions.
Please consider donating a small portion of the money you have saved by having free GIS tools:

What’s New in 4.8 R3 (4.8.4)
• Numerous enhancements and bug fixes in the symbology plug-in (Sergei Leschinsky)
• The DotSpatial projection library has been removed again, because it was not mature enough. GDAL/OGR with Proj4 and a EPSG database is now implemented for handling the projections. (Sergei Leschinsky)
• Because the projection routine is now in the OCX, several classes and properties (GeoProjection class) have been added. (Sergei Leschinsky)
• The GDAL library has been upgraded to v1.8.1 (Paul Meems)
• The GEOS library has been upgraded to v3.3.0. (Paul Meems)
• Made the Proj4 library static, meaning no need for a separate proj.dll anymore. (Paul Meems)
• Removed the Xerces library, because it wasn't used. (Paul Meems)
• Several hard-coded settings have been added as applications settings. (Tevaganthan Veluppillai)
• Several issues with the print lay-out tool have been fixed. (Brian Marchionni)
• Some icons in the menu and toolbar were updated or added. (Paul Meems)
• The print lay-out tool is using a default template on open, making instant maps. (Paul Meems)
• A plug-in base class was added, making it even easier to create plug-ins. (Matthew Klein)
• The GIS Tools have been converted to a Toolbox and you can add custom tools to it as well. And several new tools have been added. (Sergei Leschinsky)
• A set of raster tools were added. (Bhaskar Reddy Pulsani)
• The documentation has been updated: (Dan Ames)
• The MapWindow website has been updated: (Dan Ames)
• Added several images that can be used as point symbols in the new symbology. (Paul Meems)
• Changed the mouse cursors. (Paul Meems)
• The table editor has been improved; it is much faster now. (Sergei Leschinsky)
• The ocx can now read and write project files. (Sergei Leschinsky)
• Added World Topo Map and World Street Map from ArcGIS Online as tiles servers to the tiles plug-in. (Paul Meems)
• Added dynamic visibility to the tiles in the tiles plug-in. This makes zooming much faster. (Paul Meems)
• Added the 'Validate shapefile' tool to the toolbox, makes the errors visible. (Sergei Leschinsky)
• When doing spatial operations (union, etc.) invalid shape with small areas (<1m2) are not added to the result file. (Sergei Leschinsky)
• Implemented MapWinGeoProc.SpatialOperations.ConvexHull. (Paul Meems)
• Created MapWinGeoProc.SpatialOperations.CreateCentroids. (Paul Meems)
• Added 'Create centroid' tool to the toolbox. (Paul Meems)
• Improved memory handling and other minor changes to the AWD plug-in. (Paul Meems)
• Link to Donate page ( added to the Help menu, Welcome screen and installer. (Paul Meems)
• Added help file about how to install MPICH for TauDEM. (Paul Meems)
• Fix invalid shapes is added as a tool in the toolbox.(Sergei Leschinsky)

And of course a lot of bugs have been fixed.
Use for a list.
Most enhancements to the ActiveX control can be found here:

Reviews for this release

I just downloaded your latest Map Window 4.8 update. I see you guys have been working hard. I worked with it today and put it to the test with some very large files and it is really performing well. I wanted to let you guys know my thoughts. AWSOME WORK!!! You hit a home run with this update. Numerous bugs have been fixed and can’t wait to see what comes next. Keep up the good work you guys ROCK!
by gkgandesbery on Sep 8, 2011 at 3:29 PM