STDM Version 1.8 Released

We are excited to announce the release of STDM version 1.8.
This release is full of bug fixes, performance and feature enhancements to simplify data collection and management workflows. It also incorporates the latest updates in the underlying tools i.e. QGIS 3, PostgreSQL 15 and PostGIS 3.2

A few highlights in this release include:

• Support for QGIS 3: STDM 1.8 now supports QGIS 3 and above, this enables STDM to leverage on the enhanced GIS capabilities supported in QGIS 3 hence providing a robust platform to manage your spatial data.
• Improved user interface: We have revamped the design of the entity data browser to make it more intuitive and user-friendly. For example, STDM will allow a user to navigate and view records with tenure relationships defined directly from the entity browser.
• New enhancements on data import module: Stability for the data import process has been improved and now guarantees data consistency during the operation thus making it easy to recover from a failed import operation.
• Improved performance: We have optimized the software to run faster and smoother than ever before especially for long running tasks.
• Support for Python 3: Starting with this version and going forward, STDM will only support Python 3 and above. Developers who are willing to contribute to STDM can now use the latest libraries and language features found in Python 3
And for existing installations of STDM 1.7, migrating to STDM 1.8 will be seamless, meaning any work done (profile configurations and document templates) will be converted to the new platform automatically.
Upgrade today and take advantage of all these exciting new features and improvements. For more detailed description of the new features, check out the changelog for STDM 1.8 document.