This is a DRAFT page for the future release of GRASS GIS 7.4

List of new features in GRASS GIS 7.4

AT TIME: trunk

GRASS GIS 7.4 is the version of active development with a first 7.4.0 stable release in December 2017. In total, it comes with more than XXX fixes and improvements with respect to the stable releases 7.2.x. The development was officially moved to a dedicated release branch in XXX (rXXX). This page summarizes the manifold new features which have been added to GRASS 7.4.

Startup screen of GRASS GIS 7.2.0

What's new in a nutshell

After almost XXX years of development the new stable major release GRASS GIS 7.4 is available. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. For details see below.


Graphical User Interface

GRASS GIS 7.4 graphical user interface comes with a new ....

  • Data Catalog (available in the Data tab) can now move and copy data between mapsets and locations, reproject rasters and vectors. This can be performed using right mouse click or drag and drop.
  • Show computational region function is now available also from menu Settings > Computational region > Show current region extent in Map Display.
  • Selected sample locations can be now downloaded from the Startup windows using a Download button next to location selection.
  • The GRASS GIS Spatial Database Directory is now automatically filled (if available on disk) when user starts GRASS GIS for the first time.
  • Access errors for creating location are now shown in the GUI instead of a traceback in the command line.
  • Map Display title is now more readable and says GRASS GIS Map Display: name - location/mapset.
  • Simple Python Editor is now available from the File menu.

Modules (commands)

A series of new modules has been added and many improved.

Display modules

  • ...

General modules


  • G74:...


  • G74:...

Raster modules


  • fixed longitude wrapping for lat/lon locations
  • support import of raster maps exceeding 90N or 90S or with an EW extent larger than 360 degrees
  • lat/lon: automatically fix floating point precision errors in the grid geometry of imported raster maps created with GIS software that uses limited floating point precision (common problem).
  • ...


  • G7:r.clump: fuzzy clumping, multispectral clumping, minimum clump size
  • ...

Raster3D modules


  • ...

Vector modules


  • ...

Imagery modules


Temporal GIS modules



User Manuals - Documentation

GRASS 7 Library changes

  • Added spatial topological operators to the temporal algebra (r71369)
  • ...

Source Code Portability


GRASS GIS 7.4 Addons

More than XXX new addons are now enlarging the already impressive list of extensions available:

Migrating from GRASS GIS 6 to version 7.x

  • see here for changes in parameter names and changed flags
  • see here for removed modules and renamed modules
  • see here for renamed options
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