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gvSIG Team: Sentilo and gvSIG: Agreement to collaborate

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2018-02-06 12:37

We are pleased to announce that Sentilo and gvSIG communities have reached an agreement to collaborate closely in order to make it easier for users, partners and developers of both communities to deploy an integrated sensor platform and a Geographic Information System, both based on open source.

Sentilo is an open source sensor and actuator platform designed to fit in the Smart City architecture of any city who looks for openness and easy interoperability. It is the piece of architecture that will isolate the applications that are developed to exploit the information “generated by the city” and the layer of sensors deployed across the city to collect and broadcast this information.

It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of cities and companies that believe that using open standards and free software is the first smart decision a Smart City should take. In order to avoid vertical solutions, Sentilo is designed as a cross platform with the objective of sharing information between heterogeneous systems and to easily integrate legacy applications.

The collaboration agreement will provide mutual priority support among and for members of the two communities who wish to integrate Sentilo and gvSIG in their projects.

Both gvSIG and Sentilo were awarded in the Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017, organized by the European Commission, in the “Cross Border” category (gvSIG won the first prize and Sentilo won the third prize).

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gvSIG Team: Cambiando el ‘look and feel’ de gvSIG Desktop en un par de pasos

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-02-05 19:02

En alguna ocasión me han preguntado por cómo poder cambiar la apariencia que viene ‘de serie’ de gvSIG Desktop. La verdad es que siempre ha habido algunas opciones, aunque desconocidas para la mayoría de los usuarios. Con la versión 2.4 de gvSIG Desktop se amplían al poder crear y utilizar nuevos juegos de iconos.

Os voy a poner un pequeño ejemplo para en un par de pasos cambiar ‘el estilo’ por defecto de gvSIG Desktop 2.4.

En primer lugar vamos a modificar el tema de Java que usa gvSIG. Para ello vamos al botón de ‘Preferencias’, seleccionamos del árbol de opciones ‘General’ y ‘Apariencia’. A continuación seleccionamos la denominada ‘Texture’.

Al reiniciar veremos un aspecto similar al de la imagen.

Segundo paso, instalamos mediante el ‘Administrador de complementos’, opción ‘Instalación desde URL’, el juego de iconos denominado ‘TreCC 22×22’. Aunque nos indica que es necesario reiniciar, en este caso no lo es. Vamos de nuevo a ‘Preferencias’ y seleccionamos del árbol de opciones ‘General’ y ‘Juego de iconos’, eligiendo el que acabamos de instalar de ‘TreCC 22×22’.

Reiniciamos gvSIG Desktop y encontraremos algo similar al siguiente vídeo:

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gvSIG Team: GIS applied to Municipality Management: Module 9 ‘Hyperlink’

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-02-05 11:35

The video of the ninth module is now available, in which we will show how to work with hyperlinks in gvSIG.

This tool allows us to associate images, text files, pdf files, folders, web pages … to the geometries of our vector layer. For that we must have one or more fields in the attribute table of that shapefile in which we will have the file or folder paths or the web page URL.

When we create the field for the paths it’s important to indicate a large size (for example 200 characters), since if we link to a very long path and the field length is smaller, that path will be cut and you will not find the linked element.

This functionality will be very useful to show reviews, pictures, reports … of our geographical entities.

The cartography to follow this video can be downloaded from this link.

Here you have the videotutorial of this new module:

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gvSIG Team: gvSIG 2.4 RC4 ya está disponible para descargar

OSGeo Planet - Fri, 2018-02-02 09:23

gvSIG 2.4 RC4, la cuarta distribución candidata a versión (Release Candidate) de gvSIG 2.4, ya está disponible para descargar desde la web de gvSIG.

Con la publicación de este nuevo build os animamos a que lo probéis y a que nos reportéis los posibles errores y sugerencias que encontréis a través de la lista de usuarios.

Las principales novedades de esta versión las podéis encontrar en los distintos post publicados en el blog de gvSIG, destacando, entre otras, la descarga de datos de OpenStreetMap o el acceso a las herramientas de administración de H2 desde gvSIG Desktop.

Gracias por vuestra colaboración.

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gvSIG Team: gvSIG 2.4 RC4 is available to download now

OSGeo Planet - Fri, 2018-02-02 09:23

gvSIG 2.4 RC4, the fourth gvSIG 2.4 Release Candidate is now available to download from the gvSIG website.

With the release of this new build we encourage you to test it and send us any errors and suggestions in the users mailing list.

The main new features of this version have been published at the gvSIG blog during the last weeks. Some of them are the possibility to download data from Open Street Map or the access to H2 from gvSIG Desktop.

Thanks for your collaboration.

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GeoSolutions: New release of MapStore with Charts and Revised Filtering

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2018-02-01 14:58

Release with widgets

Dear Reader,

we are pleased to announce the release 2018.01.00 of MapStore, our flagship Open Source webgis product. The full list of changes for this release can be found here, but the most interesting additions are the following:

  • Charts: you can now add charts to your maps for data analysis.
  • New Simplified Query Builder with Cross Layer Filtering: support for cross layer filtering from the query builder.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.
More on charts

With this release we added an important data analysis tool that can enhance your maps with useful data. MapStore now allows to quickly generate charts (pies, lines, bars, gauges) from layer's data. Using GeoServer's powerful services, you can aggregate data and add them to the map. You can play with this map to get a feeling about this new functionalities.

You can create a chart, and add it to the map, directly from the Table of contents, as shown below. [gallery type="slideshow" link="none" size="large" ids="3843,3842,3841,3844,3845,3854"]

Every chart can be configured to be in sync with the map viewport, that means the data will be filtered using the current map viewport. Chart will then update everytime you pan and zoom the map to reflect the data that falls within the viewport.

[caption id="attachment_3770" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Preview of Charts functionality Chart sync with Maps[/caption] You can even provide additional filters using the query builder to refine the data that powers your charts (see below). More work is planned on the Charts functionality to provide additional chart's types and enhance the current ones. We also aim to add more elements that go beyond pure charts hence we decided to call these elements widgets, to account for future additions. Revised Query Builder and Cross Layer Filtering You will notice a new look and feel for the query builder. [caption id="attachment_3848" align="aligncenter" width="425"]querybuilder1 New look and feel for query builder[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3849" align="alignright" width="300"]Filter all roads that intersect New York's Central Park Filter all roads that intersect New York's Central Park[/caption]

In addition, now you can filter data using the geometries from another layer of the map using the brand new "Layer Filter". Select the layer you want to use as filter and the geometric operation to match data. In addition you can add an attribute filter to the filter layer too.

This greatly increases the analysis possibilities. You can simply find the roads that intersect New York Central Park (like below) or make more complex filters combining cross layer, spatial filter and attribute filter.

This feature can also be used to filter the data for the charts, so you can generate charts directly from the data filtered using the cross layer.

Advanced filtering, data aggregation and charts makes MapStore a useful tool for data analysis and visualization that goes beyond pure maps. For the future releases we plan to enhance these functionalities with new widgets and new analysis features.

News for developers/custom projects

The developers will notice we changed the build files and documented more the application to support the following functionalities:

  • JS/CSS versioning: now javascript and css are loaded by version, so if you're doing hard client side caching you don't need to empty the browser cache to see changes anymore. Learn how to migrate your project here.
  • Configurable and Documented I18N: now you can configure the languages you want in configuration file. Learn How

You can also refer to the MapStore developer documentation to learn more about this feature.

Future work

For the next releases we plan to (in sparse order):

  • Improve existing charts and add new widgets (text, counters and statistics, dashboard...)
  • Integration with GeoNode
  • Integrated styler for GeoServer
  • Support for layers with TIME
  • Support for more general map annotations, beyond simple markers
Stay tuned for additional news on the next features!

If you are interested in learning about how we can help you achieving your goals with open source products like GeoServerMapstore, GeoNode and GeoNetwork through our Enterprise Support Services and GeoServer Deployment Warranty offerings, feel free to contact us!

The GeoSolutions team,
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GRASS GIS: GRASS GIS 7.4.0 released

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2018-02-01 14:55
We are pleased to announce the GRASS GIS 7.4.0 release
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Markus Neteler: GRASS GIS 7.4.0 released

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2018-02-01 14:09
We are pleased to announce the GRASS GIS 7.4.0 release

GRASS GIS 7.4.0: Wildfire in Australia, seen by Sentinel-2B

What’s new in a nutshell

After a bit more than one year of development the new update release GRASS GIS 7.4.0 is available. It provides more than 480 stability fixes and improvements compared to the previous stable version 7.2. An overview of the new features in the 7.4 release series is available at New Features in GRASS GIS 7.4.

Efforts have concentrated on making the user experience even better, providing many small, but useful additional functionalities to modules and further improving the graphical user interface. Users can now directly download pre-packaged demo data locations in the GUI startup window. Several modules were migrated from addons to the core GRASS GIS package and the suite of tools for ortho-rectification was re-implemented in the new GRASS 7 GUI style. In order to support the treatment of massive datasets, new compression algorithms were introduced and NULL (no-data) raster files are now also compressed by default. For a detailed overview, see the list of new features. As a stable release series, 7.4.x enjoys long-term support.

Binaries/Installer download:

Source code download:

More details:

See also our detailed announcement:


The Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (https://grass.osgeo.org/), commonly referred to as GRASS GIS, is an Open Source Geographic Information System providing powerful raster, vector and geospatial processing capabilities in a single integrated software suite. GRASS GIS includes tools for spatial modeling, visualization of raster and vector data, management and analysis of geospatial data, and the processing of satellite and aerial imagery. It also provides the capability to produce sophisticated presentation graphics and hardcopy maps. GRASS GIS has been translated into about twenty languages and supports a huge array of data formats. It can be used either as a stand-alone application or as backend for other software packages such as QGIS and R geostatistics. It is distributed freely under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). GRASS GIS is a founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

The GRASS Development Team, Feb 2018

The post GRASS GIS 7.4.0 released appeared first on GFOSS Blog | GRASS GIS Courses.

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gvSIG Team: Nueva jornada sobre gvSIG, en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos y de Montes (ETSIAM) de la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (Albacete)

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2018-02-01 13:02

El próximo jueves 8 de febrero se celebrará en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos y de Montes (ETSIAM) de la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, en Albacete, una jornada sobre gvSIG.

La jornada será gratuita, con plazas limitadas, y la inscripción puede realizarse escribiendo un correo electrónico a la dirección jornadagvsigab2018@gmail.com, indicando nombre, apellidos, e-mail, organización, y a qué ponencia y/o taller/es se desea asistir. El programa de la misma es el siguiente:

  • 9:00-10:00: Ponencia “Introducción a la Suite gvSIG”
  • 10:00-11:30: Taller “Introducción a gvSIG Desktop”
  • 11:30-13:00: Taller “Introducción a scripting con gvSIG Desktop“
  • 13:00-14:30: Taller “Geoestadística con gvSIG y R“

¡Os esperamos!

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gvSIG Team: GIS applied to Municipality Management: Module 8.2 ‘Creation of point layers from tables (Event layers)’

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2018-02-01 12:33

The second video of the eighth module is now available, in which we continue showing how to create point layers from a table. In this case we will create an event layer, that means, a point shapefile from a table with coordinates.

For example, the table can be composed of geographic coordinates that we could get from a topography survey with GPS.

This functionality is another way to generate our cartography in a town hall, in this case when we only have the coordinates of the points.

The cartography to follow this video can be downloaded from this link.

Here you have the second videotutorial of this eighth module:

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