uDig 1.2-M6

User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS (uDig)is an open source spatial data viewer/editor, with special emphasis on the OpenGIS standards for internet GIS, the Web Map Server and Web Feature Server standards.

Running on the LiveDVD

  1. To run uDig on the Live DVD, click on the uDig link on the desktop.
  2. The uDig help menu provides an excellent quickstart (also available online).
  3. Walkthrough 1 covers how to use the application to view local files, postgis and web services.
  4. Please start up the local geoserver included on the Live DVD before proceeding.
  5. Walkthrough 2 will make use of the local geoserver and cover editing and editing with a web feature server.


uDig provides a common Java platform for building spatial applications with open source components. For more information please visit us online at uDig Developers. You will find a series of clear tutorials covering making a simple tool through to releasing your own custom application.

About 1.2-M6

The "M6" stands for milestone; as we are eager to showcase of of the new functionality available in the 1.2 series.

This release is the result of an amazing week long code sprint held at Hydrologis in Italy supplimented by developers all over the world. A special thanks to the participating organizations: Axios, Camptocamp, Fraunhofer IAIS, HydroloGIS and LISAsoft.

The uDig 1.2 series has focused on raster support using Java Advanced Imaging and ImageIO libraries and added support for web tile servers.