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QGIS Blog: QGIS User Conference 2018

OSGeo Planet - Sun, 2018-06-03 19:18

This year’s QGIS User Conference will be embedded within the FOSS4G conference. That means that you should refer to the FOSS4G web site for all registration and event details with the exception of the QGIS Hackfest (22-26 August) which follows our normal organisation procedure on the QGIS Wiki.

There are five main activities for QGIS Users to enjoy at the conference:

  1. The QGIS Hackfest: This is our twice-yearly meet up to work on and improve the QGIS code base. Come along to this event if you want contribute documentation, bug fixes, bug reports, features and other ideas for improvements to the QGIS project. The hackfest is a side event to be held on the island of Zanzibar and will happen before the main conference. Again refer to the QGIS Hackfest wiki page for details and to register.
  2. The Workshops: FOSS4G is always popular for the wide range of workshops presented. The workshop presentations are very often by the developers of the software being explained, which gives you a unique opportunity to talk face to face with the people using the software you are using. There will be a number of QGIS specific workshops at FOSS4G – you will be able to identify them easily on the mobile app that provides the conference programme by filtering on ‘QGIS’ in the workshops section. For a current list of all the workshops at the event please refer to: https://2018.foss4g.org/workshop-schedule/ 
  3. The Presentations: There will be a wide range of QGIS related presentations during the main conference. 17 QGIS related presentations have been registered. See https://2018.foss4g.org/programme/list-of-presentations/ for a full list of the conference presentations.
  4. The Academic Track: This year a large number of academic papers have been submitted, a good number of which relate to QGIS. Watch the conference web site for more details to be published soon!
  5. The QGIS Plenary / Panel Discussion: During the conference we will have an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session with QGIS developers and community members forming a panel to field any questions you might want to ask! This is a unique opportunity to find out more about the project, its roadmap or just come along to say ‘thank you’ to the dedicated team of community members who put so much work into making QGIS!

If you have not already registered for FOSS4G2018, do so now to enjoy early bird rates! Visit the Registration Page for more details! We are looking forward to meeting you in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar!

About the FOSS4G2018 Conference

The annual Free and Open Source Software 4 Geospatial. (FOSS4G) conference is the largest community gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and code sprints, FOSS4G participants, learn, exchange, and create new collaborations, geospatial products, standards.

FOSS4G is a global conference, with attendees from around the world! Last year, Boston, USA was the host city, before that in 2016 it Bonn, Germany. Now is the time for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! FOSS4G 2018 will host numerous workshops over 27 – 28 August with exciting keynotes and presentations at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre 29 – 31 August, and finally Code Sprints and community building events September 1 & 2. In addition to bringing together the FOSS4G community in Dar, the 21st QGIS Developer meeting will take place in Zanzibar (a short 60min ferry trip away!) the 22 – 26 of August – the Geospatial Savanna is on the rise in East Africa!

The vision for the conference is to make it as accessible and inclusive as possible, bridging the gaps between the various communities that make us so strong, to make us stronger. This will be achieved through a Travel Grant Program that will enable economically disadvantaged participants the opportunity to attend, covering travel, lodging and conference costs. This will be bolstered by an exciting conference program, taking the very best that the open source geospatial community can offer. This ranges from locating schools to the instrumentation of communities with cheap, open source, 3D printed weather stations that improve community resilience to climate change.

The theme for FOSS4G 2018 is “Leave No-One Behind”. We live in a world where our users and developers have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of everyone, whether it’s those in extreme poverty looking for access to clean water, to those using routing algorithms to calculate the fastest route to work. Location and geography are at the heart of these challenges and a FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam will invigorate our existing projects, bringing them to new users and developers while supporting and nurturing the existing community.

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MapTiler: Customize your map in MapTiler Cloud

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2018-05-31 10:00
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Since the launch, MapTiler Cloud featured seven beautiful base maps for various occasions like background map for presenting own data, car navigation or outdoor activities. But for those who want a specific design to match the company’s brand, we prepared a simple, but powerful tool to design own map style, which is available to all users now.

Entirely different map design in a few mouse clicks

Creating brand new map design is a simple task with Customize tool: you pick about six colors and all map elements will change accordingly.

The customize tool is available if you create a free account, sign in and click on any map. The Customize a copy button will bring you directly to the tool, where you can see group of layers and color which currently presents this group. By clicking on the color palette, you will get a color selection dialog, where you can define a new color for a selected group. The color selection tool capabilities are operating system dependent and range from a simple window with color selection and its representation in hex format to the complex tools with color-picking options. You can also turn off the layer completely.

Experimenting is a safe activity, the basic styles stay untouched and available in the administration. Each change can be easily reverted with a reset button.

Languages, fonts and 3D buildings

From the Customize tool menu, you can access the Language and Mics tab. There are currently more than 50 languages supported with an option to include alternative names for non-latin alphabets. The language selection is also possible for raster tiles. Mics tab offers font selection and a button for switching off 3D buildings.

All changes based on our basic maps done using Customize tool will stay compatible with future versions of software used on our hosting and data, which are updated weekly. 

Built from scratch

Advanced users have also other options how to change the map appearance. Hidden under three dots behind the map in the administration, there is an option to Edit style and Import style, as well as an option to Export style.

Edit style offers robust map design editor, which gives an option to work on every small map detail. Apart from changing colors, you can also add or remove map elements like buildings, selected landcover or specific POIs.

MapTiler Cloud also offers importing styles done in an external tool or text editor. Currently, there is a built-in support for GL JSON styling language. 

All customization methods are available in MapTiler Cloud, which you can start using with a free account.

With Edit tool, you can either customize a map visually or by writing source code With Edit tool, you can either customize a map visually or by writing source code

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Gis-Lab: Гуляем по пересеченной местности в открытых ГИС: о базовых возможностях моделирования пеших перемещений на основе QGIS, GRASS и SAGA

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2018-05-31 08:03

В статье рассмотрены решения некоторых отдельных, наиболее популярных задач, связанных с моделированием пеших перемещений (людей или животных) по пересечённой местности. Потребность в такого рода моделировании часто возникает при необходимости проложить маршрут в пешем походе, определить области перемещений пределах заданных временных интервалов, а также в задачах археологии, зоологии и других дисциплин.

Рассмотрено решения для трёх базовых проблем:

– Построение изохрон перемещений по пересеченной местности относительно одной или множества исходных точек
– Построение оптимального (с точки зрения временных затрат) маршрута по пересеченной местности между двумя точками
– Построение коридора оптимальных временных затрат между двумя точками

Для подготовки данных и моделирования используется открытый пакет QGIS 3.0.2 с модулями GRASS и SAGA, вызов которых доступен из панели анализа.

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GIS for Thought: History of OpenStreetMap in Ireland

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2018-05-30 11:00

Last week I was invited to give a workshop at the Second Irish OSGeo Conference in Portlaoise. The event was a great success with a attendees from across the OSGeo space, from academics to startups.

I also volunteered to give a talk on OpenStreetMap (OSM) in Ireland. Since we are currently in the process of setting up an official chapter of OSM in Ireland. Check out OpenStreetmaMap.ie if you want to help.

Check out my full talk: here

But some of the visuals are more interesting than the talk as a whole.

To start out, the first edits in Ireland.

The first line:

Located in Banbridge, in Northern Ireland between Newry and Belfast:

First polygon:

Clearly St. Stephens Green, a great park in Dublin:

Then a look at the full history of roads in Ireland on OpenStreetMap:

A large part of the history of OpenStreetMap in Ireland is the townlands project. Townlands in Ireland are small divisions of land, often used in addressing for example. Your address could be: Mr. O’Brien, Blue house, Tawny (the townland), Donegal. The postman knows where you are.

There are over 61,000 townlands in Ireland. Traced manually from 650+ out of copyright OSi maps from Trinity College. Check out Townlands.ie for more info.

The project ran from 2012 to 2017 and the progress is clear when charting the history of boundaries in OpenStreetMap in Ireland:

And since the conference was held in Portlaoise, here is how it looks over time in OSM:

For the script to generate these histories see: Creating OpenStreetMap History Visualisations

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PyWPS team: PyWPS recognized as OSGeo Project

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2018-05-30 00:00
PyWPS finished the OSGeo incubation process

On April 11th 2018, OSGeo Board of Directors recognized [1] PyWPS project as an official OSGeo project, thanks to the efforts of the PyWPS Project Steering committee and Tom Kralidis, our incubation mentor. The incubation process started 9 years ago [2] and was one of the longest processes within the OSGeo ecosystem. Over this time, PyWPS demonstrated [3] a stable community, evolving into version 4 with completely new code base and license change, took part on several Google Summer of Code events, formed a Project Steering Committee [4] and many more.

About PyWPS

PyWPS (http://pywps.org) is an implementation of the Web Processing Service standard from the Open Geospatial Consortium. PyWPS is written in Python. It enables integration, publishing and execution of Python processes via the OGC WPS standard.

PyWPS is Open Source and released under an MIT license.

About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo http://osgeo.org) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to foster global adoption of open geospatial technology by being an inclusive software foundation devoted to an open philosophy and participatory community driven development.

[1] https://www.loomio.org/d/vcAgpzQl/recognize-pywps-as-a-new-osgeo-project-with-jachym-as-vp-of-pywps-within-our-organization-and-an-initial-committee-budget-of-2000-usd-for-2018

[2] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/337

[3] https://github.com/geopython/pywps/wiki/ProjectGraduationChecklist

[4] http://pywps.org/development/psc.html

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GeoSolutions: Meet GeoSolutions at FOSS4G Europe 2018!

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-28 09:14

FOSS4G EU 2018

Dear Reader,

GeoSolutions is proud to announce that we will take part in this year FOSS4G Europe in Guimaraes, Portugal, from 16th to 21nd of July as Silver Sponsor.

The full program of our workshops is provided here below. We also have a vast number of presentations accepted which cover MapStoreGeoServer and GeoNode but the program is not final yet, hence we will amend this post when available.

Workshops

  - GeoNode, the Open Source geospatial CMS, with Alessio Fabiani. 16th of July from 9:30 to 13:00.

  - OGC services with GeoServer: from journeyman to master, with Andrea Aime and Nuno Oliveira. 20th of July from 9:30 to 13:00.   - Introduction to MapStore, mashups made simple, with Mauro Bartolomeoli.  20th of July from 14:00 to 18:00.

Workshop details are available here and workshop selection can be made here. Make sure you select your favorite workshop in advance since only those with a minimum confirmed attendance will take place!

Presentations  - State of GeoServer 2018, Andrea Aime, Jody Garnett and Ian Turton. 17th of July from 10:25 to 10:50.  - Mapping the world beyond web mercator with GeoServer, Andrea Aime, Nuno Oliveira and Simone Giannecchini. 17th of July from 11:10 to 11:35.  - Serving earth observation data with GeoServer: addressing real world requirements , Simone Giannecchini and Andrea Aime. 17th of July from 16:25 to 16:50.  - MapStore 2, modern mashups made simple, Mauro Bartolomeoli and Simone Giannecchini. 18th of July from 10:35 to 11:50.

 - One GeoNode, many GeoNodes, Alessio Fabiani, Simone Giannecchini and Giovanni Allegri. 18th of July from 14:25 to 14:50

- Crunching Data In GeoServer: Mastering Rendering Transformations, WPS And SQL Views, Nuno Oliveira, Andrea Aime and Simone Giannecchini. 19th of July from 09:45 to 10:10

- Creating Stunning Maps in GeoServer, with SLD, CSS, YSLD and MBStyles, Andrea Aime, Nuno Oliveira and Simone Giannecchini. 19th of July from 16:25 to 16:50

The full (although provisional) conference program is available here.

If you want further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to seeing you in Guimaraes!

The GeoSolutions Team,

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Marco Bernasocchi: How to filter features in QGIS using the graphical processing modeler

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-28 07:41
This article describes a new algorithm for the processing modeler called feature filter algorithm. If you are already familiar with ETL concepts and the graphical modeler, you can directly jump to the section the feature filter algorithm. Building workflows for… See more ›
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PostGIS Development: PostGIS 2.5.0alpha

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-28 00:00

The PostGIS development team is pleased to release PostGIS 2.5.0alpha.

This release is a work in progress, and some features are still slated to be added. Although this release will work for PostgreSQL 9.4 and above, to take full advantage of what PostGIS 2.5 will offer, you should be running PostgreSQL 11beta+.

Best served with PostgreSQL 11beta which was recently released.

View all closed tickets for 2.5.0.

After installing the binaries or after running pg_upgrade, make sure to do:

ALTER EXTENSION postgis UPDATE;

— if you use the other extensions packaged with postgis — make sure to upgrade those as well

ALTER EXTENSION postgis_sfcgal UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_topology UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_tiger_geocoder UPDATE;

If you use legacy.sql or legacy_minimal.sql, make sure to rerun the version packaged with these releases.

2.5.0alpha

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OTB Team: FOSS4G-FR 2018: the cheese edition

OSGeo Planet - Fri, 2018-05-25 15:03
In France we’re not only making cheese, we’re also organizing conferences about open geospatial technologies and open data! Last week was the 2018 edition of the French FOSS4G, organized at ENSG in Marne La Vallée. The first day was all about workshops (9 in total). With the OTB team having the chance to organize a […]
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gvSIG Team: The gvSIG Association will be giving several workshops and presentations at FOSS4G-EU in Guimaraes (Portugal)

OSGeo Planet - Fri, 2018-05-25 09:29

The gvSIG Association will participate at FOSS4G-EU in Guimaraes (Portugal), from July 16th to 20th 2018, giving several workshops and presentations.

Registrations are now available at the event website and if you want to register into any of the workshops given by the gvSIG Association you can do it from the workshops section.

There will be presentations about different themes:

  • gvSIG Crime: Open source GIS for criminology
  • LIBRA, a regional platform for managing requests for the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • gvSIG Suite: a complete catalog of open source software solutions
  • Analysis of an antenna coverage for an emergency communication system
  • 4D in gvSIG: New capabilities to explore time data
  • gvSIG Desktop: written in Java, extendable through Scripting
  • Geopaparazzi state of the art of the digital field mapping application
  • Modelling natural hazards in gvSIG with the HortonMachine plugins
  • gvSIG 2.4 new features

The workshops that will be given are:

GIS applied to municipality management (Monday, July 16th, from 9:00 to 13:00):

Participants will learn about how to use the main functionalities of gvSIG to manage the information of a municipality, for example editing, geoprocessing, or how to connect to the information offered by many of the public administrations through web servers, among other things. We will also show the main functionalities of gvSIG Mobile, and how to connect to gvSIG Online, an integral platform for Spatial Data Infrastructures implementation.

Developing new tools with gvSIG Scripting (Monday, July 16th, from 14:00 to 18:00):

In this workshop, we will introduce the participants into the basics to develop new plugins for gvSIG Desktop. We will explain all the parts involved, from coding to publishing. We will mainly use the Scripting Composer tool that it’s installed with any installation of gvSIG.

As a example project for the workshop, a new script will be developed. Starting from zero, the general API of gvSIG will be explained and the basics to develop over it with Jython. This project will be created in a way that later could be added to the icons or geoprocess toolbox in gvSIG. It will contain two parts, the code part with the process and the interface part developed with Abeille.

Modelling natural hazards in gvSIG with the HortonMachine plugins (Friday, July 20th, from 9:00 to 13:00):

The workshop will cover the main aspects of the hydro-geomorphological analysis of a river basin starting from a DTM. The aim is to evaluate the maximum discharge that can occur in a section for given precipitation or using statistical information derived from the Intensity Duration Curves. Some generic geomorphological analysis on the DTM will be performed that will be used to delineate the stream network and the watershed closed at the desired section.

The last step will be the evaluation of the hillslope stability and of the maximum discharges using the shallow stability model Shalstab and the semi distributed model Peakflow integrated in the HortonMachine library.

Geopaparazzi and gvSIG: never out of data in the field (Friday, July 20th, from 14:00 to 18:00):

The workshop is dedicated to professionals, researchers and students that needs to collect data from the field and use this information to update or create GIS data, but also to OpenStreetMappers as well as tourists that want to keep a geo-diary.

The workshop starts with an introduction of the application, installation and main features. Then a short section will be dedicated to the preparation of the input data: background maps and vector layers. Following these sections there is a practical testing of Geopaparazzi outdoor in the field. The last section, back in the room, is dedicated to the export of the collected data to be visualized or used in a GIS format using gvSIG.

You can find more information about the workshops at the event website.

See you in Portugal!!

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Andrea Antonello: Cloud Profiles - The Open Source Reference Server Implementation

OSGeo Planet - Fri, 2018-05-25 08:07

Today it is with great joy that I just copy/paste an email that arrived in the geopaparazzi mailinglist. I already announced it, but this is the proper announcement by the guys from GeoAnalytic Inc. So I just leave this to you all, as written by Brent Fraser:


Hi All,Geopaparazzi 5.6.0 is now available at Google's Play Store (and GitHub as an APK).  One of my favorite new features is Cloud Profiles. Its purpose is to ease the data management tasks by automatically downloading project files, Spatialite databases and other files when connected to a 
"compatible" web server.    

 
And there's more!  When you activate a Profile, Geopaparazzi will set the basemap and attach the Spatialite databases ready for viewing in the Map View.    

So what about the "compatible" web server?  Since the Cloud Profiles list is a JSON text file, you could hand coded it and use a plain old web server like Apache or IIS.  Or do some server-side scripting if you want to get fancy. We've got an Open Source project started to be a "reference server" for this.  hopefully it will grow to provide more Geopaparazzi services, but right now it just servers up Cloud Profiles. Have a look at the blog post of more details:

 
https://geoanalytic.github.io/a-reference-server-for-geopaparazzi-cloud-profiles/    

There is a public version set up so you can experiment with Cloud Profiles (it delivers two demo data-sets: Vienna and Bolzano).  To try it out:   

  1. Open up Geopaparazzi 5.6.0 on your device  
  2. Go into Settings (using the gear icon on the action bar)  
  3. Go into Cloud server settings  
  4. Edit the "Cloud Profiles URL" to be https://geo.trailstewards.com/myprofiles/  (don't forget to have the trailing slash in the above URL). You don't need any values for the Username, Password, or Cloud Project server.  
  5. Go back to the main dashboard screen and press the big Import icon (the one on the bottom left)  
  6. Press the Cloud Profiles at the bottom of the Import options.  
  7. Press the icon beside the Profile you would like to download.  Some of the files are large-ish so it is best to be connected via WiFi.    
  8. After the Profile has downloaded, it's time to "activate" it:  
    • On the main dashboard screen, press the menu icon on the far left of the action bar and select "Profiles"  
    • You should see the Profile you downloaded listed there.  
    • Press the Profile's gear icon to change the properties  
    • Slide the Activate profile switch to the right to activate it  
    • Go back to the main dashboard screen and press the Map View icon.    
You should see a basemap with and overlay as defined by your selected profile!  

Best regards,  
Brent Fraser  
GeoAnalytic Inc.



This is a great contribution to the geopaparazzi community and makes me feel that the geopaparazzi project is on the right track to be a good free and open source project.

Enjoy!






 
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MapTiler: MapTiler Cloud: map hosting for your apps

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2018-05-23 11:00
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Some time ago, we started a project with the aim to simplify creating and using maps based on open-data and running on open-source software. After years of active development, we are announcing MapTiler Cloud, a map hosting service available to everyone.

Maps of the entire world

The heart of our maps is based on OpenStreetMap data. This crowdsourcing project covers entire world and variety of topics: from transportation infrastructure through landcover information to detailed information about multiple kinds of points of interest.

There are six default base maps available, each suitable for a different purpose:

  • Street map is the best fit for car navigation and displaying points of interest and markers
  • Topo map with contour lines and hillshading is suitable for hiking and outdoor activities,
  • Gray and Dark basemaps helps your overlays to stand out.

All maps are available in 55 languages, which can be optionally auto-selected based on the visitor’s language. In addition, we also offer other datasets like satellite map of the entire world or contour lines and hillshading for outdoor maps.

We have a free plan for non-commercial projects, which includes open-source and open-data communities, which we highly value for their work. The other plans are billed to ensure sustainability of our project. However, since MapTiler is not venture-funded, we can set the prices relatively low compared to our competitors like Google or Mapbox, because we are not committed to any third-party entity, only to our clients. There is also another advantage of an independent company: all the profit we make can be directed into further development of the project. And most important, we can create a clear business model by selling maps, not end users’ private data or advertisement.

Use it on the web, mobile, desktop or in games

With a good map in the background, you can let your imagination fly and start developing the coolest application ever. It is easy to add point, line, polygon or completely change the maps and visible data for your own purpose.

There is an built-in support for most of the popular JavaScript libraries for your web development like Leaflet, OpenLayers, Mapbox GL JS and much more. You can also use it in numerous mobile SDKs for Android and iOS including Mapbox, Tangram or Carto mobile SDK. The maps are also compatible with desktop GIS like ArcGIS or QGIS and there are static maps for printing and graphics.

Use it with your favorite software Use it with your favorite software

Hosting for your own geodata

For those who need to enrich your map with more complex data prepared in third-party software, MapTiler Cloud support upload of both vector and raster map tiles in MBTiles format.

If you have a pile of images you want to overlay over the map or you are just curious about this option, download the free version of MapTiler Desktop application, read the short intro and turn your image into a zoomable map in a few mouse clicks.

Custom made campus plan on the Street map as a background Custom made campus plan on the Street map as a background

Powered by open-source and open-data

The hosting is run by a team who stays behind the popular OpenMapTiles project. This also means the core is based on this open-source software and we make a commitment to further development. The openness of our map hosting service is also in the data we provide, where our maps are based on weekly updated OpenStreetMap data.

If you decide to host your own maps with OpenMapTiles, you have an easy option how to download all the stuff you ever made. The only “vendor lock-in” we use is the quality of our services.

The only “vendor lock-in” we use is the quality of our services.

Running own map from robust infrastructure is always difficult from technical as well as financial point of view, but sometimes necessary for special requirements like an intranet or offline deployment. We support this option with our OpenMapTiles project, which provides pre-generated tiles and software for running a map.

Open-source

Reliable infrastructure

MapTiler Cloud runs on a reliable global infrastructure, which is production use by our customers including big companies like IBM, Swiss Railways or Bosch, but also by many smaller organizations and individuals. We highly value every client and even if your company is not listed in Fortune 500, we will take the same care of you.

The service is running from global CDN with over 110 edge servers (POPs) on 5 continents to ensure minimal latency by selecting geographically closest server of a visitor. There are two fully redundant and automatically replicated core data centers in Western Europe and North America serving the map data. to split the traffic, but with an option to run independently. In both datacenters, we deploy a high-availability setup, with load-balancer actively triggering health checks and setting up failover to additional machines, which are launched to handle increased traffic and peaks. Our commitment in the service-level agreement is 99.9% availability.

If you want more information or you want directly use the service, visit www.maptiler.com and get the Free plan.

Two fully redundant and automatically replicated core data centers in Western Europe and North America Two fully redundant and automatically replicated core data centers in Western Europe and North America

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Petr Pridal: MapTiler Cloud: map hosting for your apps

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2018-05-23 11:00

Some time ago, we started a project with the aim to simplify creating and using maps based on open-data and running on open-source software. After years of active development, we are announcing MapTiler Cloud, a map hosting service available to everyone.

Maps of the entire world

The heart of our maps is based on OpenStreetMap data. This crowdsourcing project covers entire world and variety of topics: from transportation infrastructure through landcover information to detailed information about multiple kinds of points of interest.

There are six default base maps available, each suitable for a different purpose:

  • Street map is the best fit for car navigation and displaying points of interest and markers
  • Topo map with contour lines and hillshading is suitable for hiking and outdoor activities,
  • Gray and Dark basemaps helps your overlays to stand out.

All maps are available in 55 languages, which can be optionally auto-selected based on the visitor’s language. In addition, we also offer other datasets like satellite map of the entire world or contour lines and hillshading for outdoor maps.

We have a free plan for non-commercial projects, which includes open-source and open-data communities, which we highly value for their work. The other plans are billed to ensure sustainability of our project. However, since MapTiler is not venture-funded, we can set the prices relatively low compared to our competitors like Google or Mapbox, because we are not committed to any third-party entity, only to our clients. There is also another advantage of an independent company: all the profit we make can be directed into further development of the project. And most important, we can create a clear business model by selling maps, not end users’ private data or advertisement.

Use it on the web, mobile, desktop or in games

With a good map in the background, you can let your imagination fly and start developing the coolest application ever. It is easy to add point, line, polygon or completely change the maps and visible data for your own purpose.

There is an built-in support for most of the popular JavaScript libraries for your web development like Leaflet, OpenLayers, Mapbox GL JS and much more. You can also use it in numerous mobile SDKs for Android and iOS including Mapbox, Tangram or Carto mobile SDK. The maps are also compatible with desktop GIS like ArcGIS or QGIS and there are static maps for printing and graphics.

Use it with your favorite software Use it with your favorite software

Hosting for your own geodata

For those who need to enrich your map with more complex data prepared in third-party software, MapTiler Cloud support upload of both vector and raster map tiles in MBTiles format.

If you have a pile of images you want to overlay over the map or you are just curious about this option, download the free version of MapTiler Desktop application, read the short intro and turn your image into a zoomable map in a few mouse clicks.

Custom made campus plan on the Street map as a background Custom made campus plan on the Street map as a background

Powered by open-source and open-data

The hosting is run by a team who stays behind the popular OpenMapTiles project. This also means the core is based on this open-source software and we make a commitment to further development. The openness of our map hosting service is also in the data we provide, where our maps are based on weekly updated OpenStreetMap data.

If you decide to host your own maps with OpenMapTiles, you have an easy option how to download all the stuff you ever made. The only “vendor lock-in” we use is the quality of our services.

The only “vendor lock-in” we use is the quality of our services.

Running own map from robust infrastructure is always difficult from technical as well as financial point of view, but sometimes necessary for special requirements like an intranet or offline deployment. We support this option with our OpenMapTiles project, which provides pre-generated tiles and software for running a map.

Open-source

Reliable infrastructure

MapTiler Cloud runs on a reliable global infrastructure, which is production use by our customers including big companies like IBM, Swiss Railways or Bosch, but also by many smaller organizations and individuals. We highly value every client and even if your company is not listed in Fortune 500, we will take the same care of you.

The service is running from global CDN with over 110 edge servers (POPs) on 5 continents to ensure minimal latency by selecting geographically closest server of a visitor. There are two fully redundant and automatically replicated core data centers in Western Europe and North America serving the map data. to split the traffic, but with an option to run independently. In both datacenters, we deploy a high-availability setup, with load-balancer actively triggering health checks and setting up failover to additional machines, which are launched to handle increased traffic and peaks. Our commitment in the service-level agreement is 99.9% availability.

If you want more information or you want directly use the service, visit www.maptiler.com and get the Free plan.

Two fully redundant and automatically replicated core data centers in Western Europe and North America Two fully redundant and automatically replicated core data centers in Western Europe and North America

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GeoServer Team: GeoServer 2.13.1 Released

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-21 20:07

We are happy to announce the release of GeoServer 2.13.1. Downloads are available (zipwar, and exe) along with docs and extensions.

This is a stable release recommended for production use. This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 19.1 and GeoWebCache 1.13.1.

Highlights of this release are featured below, for more information please see the release notes (2.13.1 | 2.13.02.13-RC1 | 2.13-beta):

New Features and Improvements
  • MongoDB community module moved to extension
  • Support PNG/JPEG WPS Downloads
  • Allow self joining GetFeature without aliases
  • Add support for priority in control-flow bounded queues
  • Hibernate Monitoring extension moved to a community module
Bug Fixes
  • WCS 1.0.0 generates wrong links in GetCapabilities
  • WFS 2.0 capabilities report transaction support even if the service level is not configured as such
  • WPSResourceManager cleanup is not deleting temporary subfolders (only files)
  • GeoServer in CITE compliance mode fails to validate an empty LockFeature request
  • WMS 1.3 GetMap request significantly slower than WMS 1.1.0 since GeoServer 2.11.4
  • Import objects cannot be deleted when in COMPLETE state
  • Style with Interpolate function causes NullPointerException on GetLegendGraphic
  • Windows Installation issue – upgrading GeoServer results in corrupt data_dir
  • Windows Installer: Remove ‘work’ folder when uninstalling

 

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GeoTools Team: GeoTools 19.1 Released

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-21 19:56
The GeoTools team is pleased to announce the release of GeoTools 19.1: geotools-19.1-bin.zip geotools-19.1-doc.zip geotools-19.1-userguide.zip geotools-19.1-project.zip maven repository This release is the current stable release and as such users and downstream projects should consider moving from older releases to this one. This release is made in conjunction with GeoServer 2.13 and
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Boundless Blog: Basemaps Anywhere on Earth, Without Connectivity: Introducing Boundless Offline Tile Server

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-21 19:00

It was my third day of deployment, and I was transiting to my new FOB. My advance troops needed more maps for the territory they were about to enter. The map cache on their mobile devices didn’t cover enough area.

The post Basemaps Anywhere on Earth, Without Connectivity: Introducing Boundless Offline Tile Server appeared first on Boundless Geo.

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gvSIG Team: Participación en el 3er Congreso Nacional de Estudiantes de Geomática, Geodesia y Geoinformática de México

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-21 16:18

Ya de regreso del congreso que reúne a estudiantes de geomática, geodesia y geoinformática de todo México. no podemos estar más satisfechos con los resultados. Durante el mismo no sólo pudimos comprobar el interés creciente por gvSIG en la comunidad universitaria e introducir a los estudiantes en su uso por medio de un taller que se quedó sin plazas libres, sino también algo tan importante como intercambiar impresiones con estudiantes, profesores y egresados que ahora en sus puestos de trabajo utilizan la suite gvSIG.

Otro hito a destacar es el acuerdo de colaboración alcanzado entre la Asociación gvSIG y la UAEMEX y que conlleva entre otras actividades la realización de prácticas de los alumnos en la Asociación gvSIG, así como la formación certificada del profesorado. Un convenio similar al firmado también con la UAS. Esperamos que este tipo de convenios se repliquen en universidades de todo el mundo.

Sumando todos somos más fuertes.

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MapTiler: Google Maps API alternative

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-21 11:00
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Google Maps API announced a change in their pricing. While it still starts with a free plan (reduced from 775000 to 28000 map views a month), the price for more intense usage grows hugely: the price hike hits unbelievable 1400% percent (from $0.5 to $7 for extra 1000 map views). And even very low-traffic users with the free plan still pays with their end-users’ personal data and have no control over the map. But we have an alternative.

Free for personal use, fair prices for business

MapTiler Cloud support individuals with a free personal plan, where you have access to most of the platform’s functionality. All the advantages of the free plan are available for open-source and open-data communities, which we strongly support.

We do not charge any extra fees for commercial websites or web app with login, use on an intranet, for vehicle or asset tracking (fleet management).

Free plan has a monthly soft limit of 100.000 map views, which is enough for most of the smaller websites. For the rest, there are fair prices.

MapTiler Cloud doesn’t collect any personal information for further commercial use and it is not showing ads on the map, regardless of what kind of user you are. If you compare the prices, you can see the dramatic increase, especially if your project starts to grow. Our maps are available at a fraction of what competitors charge.

Comparasion of different map providers You can count the estimation based on your web traffic

Beautiful basemaps for the entire world

When you look at our maps, you will see fine details in every corner of the planet. The details you can observe differs depending on what map style you are using. There are six beautiful base styles, which are designed for showing your location, presenting your products on the map, car navigation or outdoor activity. But the whole process is fully under your control: if you want to create your own style from the scratch or just make some fine-tuning, there is a tool for map customization. You can change the color of an element or the whole map. But we don’t stop with simple visual changes: you can also add or remove particular map elements like a specific type of points of interest. The map labels can be shown in more than 50 languages, including a bi-lingual option for non-latin alphabets.

Maps are fully under your control: you can add or remove any particular map element.

Those who want to enrich their map with extra geodata, we offer additional layers. There is a global satellite cloudless map, which we are constantly improving: currently, we are working on very high-resolution imagery for the USA and Western Europe. You can also enhance the map with elevation data with contour lines and hillshading. If this is not enough, you can always upload your own geodata and serve these from our reliable high-available infrastructure and integrate these your maps.

There is a basic place search tool, which is capable to find any populated place or street on the Earth ordered by importance - and we are going to add address and POI search in future.

We have also a solution for people with specific demands: if you want to run a map from your own servers, behind the firewall or even off-line, we offer you this option with our own OpenMapTiles.com self-hosting service.

Different basic styles on one picture Different basic styles on one picture

Easy to switch from Google Maps API

Switching from Google Maps API is very simple: just delete the Google Maps code and replace it with a pre-generated code you get in MapTiler Cloud. That’s it, now you have a working map!

Switch from Google Maps API to MapTiler Cloud in 1 minute

Depending on your need, you can choose what JavaScript library you want to use (we have a map code generator for Leaflet, OpenLayers and Mapbox GL JS), mobile SDKs, desktop GIS or if you want to have a map as a static image for print or graphic design. The recommended libraries and SDKs are open-source and therefore you have a freedom to change the provider at any time in the future.

You can try all these options for free in the MapTiler Cloud.

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Petr Pridal: MapTiler as Google Maps API alternative

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2018-05-21 11:00

Google Maps API announced a change in their pricing. While it still starts with a free plan (reduced from 775000 to 28000 map views a month), the price for more intense usage grows hugely: the price hike hits unbelievable 1400% percent (from $0.5 to $7 for extra 1000 map views). And even very low-traffic users with the free plan still pays with their end-users’ personal data and have no control over the map. But we have an alternative.

Price

MapTiler Cloud support individuals with a free personal plan, where you have access to the basic map styles you can directly start using on your website. All the advantages of the free plan are accessible for open-source and open-data communities, which we strongly support. For higher plans, we offer free 10 days period for testing out all available services.

We do not charge any extra fees for commercial websites or web app with login, use on an intranet, for vehicle or asset tracking (fleet management).

MapTiler Cloud doesn’t collect any personal information for further commercial use and it is not showing ads on the map, regardless of what kind of user you are. If you compare the prices, you can see the dramatic increase, especially if your project starts to grow. Our maps are available at a fraction of what competitors charge.

Comparasion of different map providers You can count the estimation based on your web traffic

Beautiful basemaps for the entire world

When you look at our maps, you will see fine details in every corner of the planet. The details you can observe differs depending on what map style you are using. There are six beautiful base styles, which are designed for showing your location, presenting your products on the map, car navigation or outdoor activity. But the whole process is fully under your control: if you want to create your own style from the scratch or just make some fine-tuning, there is a tool for map customization. You can change the color of an element or the whole map. But we don’t stop with simple visual changes: you can also add or remove particular map elements like a specific type of points of interest. The map labels can be shown in more than 50 languages, including a bi-lingual option for non-latin alphabets.

Maps are fully under your control: you can add or remove any particular map element.

Those who want to enrich their map with extra geodata, we offer additional layers. There is a global satellite cloudless map, which we are constantly improving: currently, we are working on very high-resolution imagery for the USA and Western Europe. You can also enhance the map with elevation data with contour lines and hillshading. If this is not enough, you can always upload your own geodata and serve these from our reliable high-available infrastructure and integrate these your maps.

There is a basic place search tool, which is capable to find any populated place or street on the Earth ordered by importance - and we are going to add address and POI search in future.

We have also a solution for people with specific demands: if you want to run a map from your own servers, behind the firewall or even off-line, we offer you this option with our own OpenMapTiles.com self-hosting service.

Different basic styles on one picture Different basic styles on one picture

Easy to switch from Google Maps API

Switching from Google Maps API is very simple: just delete the Google Maps code and replace it with a pre-generated code you get in MapTiler Cloud. That’s it, now you have a working map!

Switch from Google Maps API to MapTiler Cloud in 1 minute

Depending on your need, you can choose what JavaScript library you want to use (we have a map code generator for Leaflet, OpenLayers and Mapbox GL JS), mobile SDKs, desktop GIS or if you want to have a map as a static image for print or graphic design. The recommended libraries and SDKs are open-source and therefore you have a freedom to change the provider at any time in the future.

You can try all these options for free in the MapTiler Cloud.

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QGIS Blog: New PyQGIS documentation

OSGeo Planet - Sun, 2018-05-20 17:42

We are proud to announce our new dedicated documentation of the QGIS Python API (also called PyQGIS) which is now available at https://qgis.org/pyqgis:

While the QGIS API has long been documented, Python developers in the past had to work with the general C++ documentation that wasn’t always straightforward to use. The new PyQGIS documentation presents the API in an accessible pythonic manner.

Of course, creating a good API documentation from source code in an automated way, is not trivial. A key challenge was to automatically create Python bindings files (or SIP files). A custom Perl script known as “sipify” now enables us to automatically integrate the C++ documentation into the Python bindings and keep them up to date. Another challenge was to create the documentation itself using Sphinx. Two detailed reports containing all the technical details of the first and second generation of the documentation are available if you want to learn more about the underlying architecture.

This has been a really important infrastructure project for QGIS that has been made possible by support from our donors and sponsors, as well as the generous in-kind contributions of our community members.

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