15 June 2007: Quantum GIS has released the vrsion 0.8.1 of Quantum GIS (QGIS), a user friendly Open Source GIS that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows.
QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS lets you browse and create map data on your computer. It supports many common spatial data formats (e.g. ESRI ShapeFile, geotiff). QGIS supports plugins to do things like display tracks from your GPS.
The release also includes numerous bug fixes and stability improvements to the 0.8 code base. QGIS is available is source form, and will be available as binary executables for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux.