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From GIS to Remote Sensing: Mapping Urban Area with Sentinel-1 Data: a Tutorial Using SNAP and SCP for QGIS

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2017-04-19 08:00
I am glad to post this tutorial about urban mapping developed by Laure Boudinaud, a satellite data scientist, during her work as Young Graduate Trainee at the European Space Agency (ESA), ESRIN. The developed method aims to create a binary map of Urban / Non-urban area through the supervised classification of a Sentinel-1 image stack.
I personally thank very much Laure Boudinaud for her valuable work and the kindness to share this innovative method with the SCP Community.

Before starting this tutorial, you should download and install the free software SNAP developed by ESA for processing Sentinel data from http://step.esa.int/main/download/.
You should download the following Sentinel-1 images (the study area is Rome, Italy) from the Copernicus Open Access Hub (after the free registration):
  • S1A_IW_GRDH_1SDV_20161008T051144_20161008T051209_013394_015602_7B4A
  • S1B_IW_GRDH_1SDV_20161008T170446_20161008T170511_002418_004147_C814
Also, you should download the following reference data:Finally, download a Sentinel-2 image of the same area, which will be the reference optical data, following this previous tutorial.

Following, the text of the tutorial that is organized in two main steps:
  1. Processing in SNAP of the image and extraction of the features to be used for the classification;
  2. Supervised classification in QGIS (using the Semi-Classification plugin SCP).
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gvSIG Team: gvSIG en prensa generalista

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2017-04-18 12:37

No es la primera vez, pero cada vez que un proyecto como gvSIG sale en prensa generalista todos los que nos dedicamos a la geomática y al software libre debemos estar de enhorabuena. Pocas veces los medios se hacen eco de la importancia de apostar por tecnologías libres, que garanticen la independencia tecnológica. Pero desde luego, un hito como conseguir el premio recibido de mano de la Comisión Europea al mejor proyecto europeo de software libre lo merece.

Así que desde aquí felicitamos, en este caso al periódico Levante, por llevar tanto a su edición escrita como digital este acontecimiento y contribuir a dar a conocer el proyecto gvSIG a un ámbito mayor de ciudadanos.

La noticia en digital la podéis consultar aquí.

Filed under: gvSIG Suite, premios, press office, software libre, spanish Tagged: prensa
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Cameron Shorter: Reducing scope of OSGeo-Live for next 11.0 release

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2017-04-17 22:07

For our next OSGeo-Live release, 11.0, we propose to reduce the number of packages included, and only support a 64 bit distribution, (32 bit will be built but not tested or officially supported).
Factors leading to this suggestion include:
  1. Some projects have dwindling communities and momentum.
  2. Increased OSGeo-Live scope has increased our core maintenance and testing.
  3. Reduced engagement from projects (partly due to less core time spent reaching out to projects)
  4. Missing our first release milestone in 9 years.
From our options of reduce quality, become more efficient, increase volunteer engagement, find a sponsor to support core activities, and reduce scope, reducing scope is our most viable and acceptable option. Other ideas are welcomed.

Questions we will ask in assessing which projects to keep include:
  1. Is there an ACTIVE OSGeo-Live liaison person/people for the project? See "Contact" column in our Package List.
  2. Has the Project Overview and Quickstart been reviewed and are they current and complete?
  3. Do OpenHub metrics reflect an active and healthy community: 
  4. Is the project being updated on OSGeo-Live with each release?
Key Milestones
  • 5-Jun-2017 OSGeo-Live Feature Freeze (final application versions installed)
  • 19-Jun-2017 OSGeo-Live delivered to UAT (final application versions installed - Beta stage)
  • 24-Jul-2017 OSGeo-Live Final ISO
  • 14-Aug-2017 FOSS4G 2017 Boston
... full schedule
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Free and Open Source GIS Ramblings: Better river styles with tapered lines

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2017-04-17 14:31

In 2012 I published a post on mapping the then newly released Tirol river dataset.

In the comments, reader Michal Zimmermann asked:

Do you think it would be possible to create a river stream which gains width along its way? I mean rivers are usually much narrower on their beginnings, then their width increases and the estuary should be the widest part, right?

For a long time, this kind of river style, also known as “tapered lines” could only be created in vector graphics software, such as Inkscape and Illustrator.

With the help of geometry generators, we can now achieve this look directly in QGIS:

Data cc-by Land Tirol

In the river dataset published by the state of Tirol, all rivers are digitized in upstream direction. For this styling to work, it is necessary that the line direction is consistent throughout the whole dataset.

We use a geometry generator symbol layer to split the river geometry into its individual segments:


Then we can use the information about the total number of segments (accessible via the expression variable @geometry_part_count) and the individual segment’s number (@geometry_part_num) to calculate the segment’s line width.

The stroke width expression furthermore uses the river category (GEW_GRKL) to vary the line width depending on the category:

CASE WHEN "GEW_GRKL" = '< 10 km2 Fluss' THEN 0.2 WHEN "GEW_GRKL" = '10 km2 Fluss' THEN 0.4 WHEN "GEW_GRKL" = '100 km2 Fluss' THEN 0.6 WHEN "GEW_GRKL" = '1.000 km2 Fluss' THEN 0.8 ELSE 1.0 END * ( 1- ( @geometry_part_num / @geometry_part_count ))

If the rivers are digitized in downstream direction, you can simply remove the 1- term.

Happy mapping!

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GeoServer Team: REST API Code Sprint Results

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2017-04-11 20:24

After an epic week of work on the REST-API as a team we are happy to report back with both a pull request and this status update on the work performed.

Thanks again to the code sprint sponsors, we really appreciated the strong response – it was great going into the event knowing it was not going to lose money. We would also like to thank our in-kind sponsors including our hosts GeoSolutions.

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Previously posts in this series are REST API Code Sprint Prep and GeoServer Code Sprint 2017.

Migration to Spring-MVC

Everyone worked hard:

  • 310 commits
  • 487 files changed
  • 33,896 lines of code modified
  • More than 500 person-hours over the course of one week.

We have a post on rest api code sprint prep – here is what that work looks like visually.


When reading the above graphics pay attention to the number of lines changed, rather than the number of commits, since some developers commit more frequently than others. A big thanks to Devon Tucker  for doing the initial legwork,  porting over the /rest/styles end-point sorting out the initial base-controllers, converters and configuration for the spring-mvc approach. Torben Barsballe joined to tinker on html output, javadocs and path fixes so everyone could have a consistent example.

During the sprint itself we carried on this work, splitting up according to end-point. Here is what that looks like visually.


The base /rest end-point provides an HTML and JSON list of all the other endpoints. Torben was able to implement using by looking up path mapping at runtime, allowing us to list new rest-api end-points that are added by optional modules such as the backup-restore community module.

The/rest/workspaces and/rest/namespaces were ported by Ian Turton who joined us from the United Kingdom. These two end-points work in tandem, and are responsible for partitioning GeoServer’s configuration for ease of management, with each workspace being assigned an XML namespace (so their output will not conflict).

Next we have David Vick working on the /rest/{workspace}/datastores end-point. This end-point is responsible for managing vector data sources, this was especially challenging to document since the connection parameters are different for each kind of connection.

Andrea Aime drove down to the coast from to joint the sprint. Initially working on the the /rest/{workspace}/coveragestores end-points, responsible for managing raster data sources, including file upload. Andrea was the first to finish migration and move on to documentation with Mike Pumphrey. This was an especially comlicated end-point as it also covers index and granules management for structured coverages (such as image mosaic).

From Canada Jody Garnett helped with documentation builds, and porting the /rest/layers end-points. The layers end-point captures the WFS options and WMS styling required when publishing.

Nuno, joining us Portugal, worked on the /rest/{workspace}/coverages end-points. Each coverage represents a resource published as a layer. This makes it a tricky to work as both the coverages and layers end-point needs to be used together to effect change.

Matt Kruszewski, joining from St. Louis, provided technical experience to guide the documentation effort. For migration Matt worked on the /rest/{workspace}/featuretypes end-point. Each featuretype represents vector data that is published as a layer, once again requiring use of both the featuretypes and layers end-points together.

Kevin Smith, over from Canada, worked on the /rest/{workspaces}/wmsstores and /rest/{workspaces}/wmslayers end-points. These endpoints are responsible for managing cascaded WMS services, and shared many of the same challenges as the datastores and coverages endpoints.

Quinn Scriptor flew in from Washington District of Columbia, helping with the documentation publication and porting the /rest/layergroups end-points. This work was made more challenging due to an inital lack of test coverage, requiring Quinn to write tests prior to migration.

Several developers were able to go back for a second helping, porting the remaining end-points:

  • /rest/fonts was ported by Ian
  • /rest/about was ported by Matt
  • /rest (index) was ported by Torben
  • /rest/settings were ported by Quinn and Torben. Quinn had to dig into the settings for each of the OWS Services.
  • /rest/templates were ported by Jody
  • /rest/security was ported, at some cost to personal sanity, by Andrea.
  • /rest/resources was ported by Torben. This proved tricky as the end-point is willing to work with a wide range of mimetypes (as it is used to manage configuration files, icons and fonts).

After the core application was migrated we had a chance to work on the extensions.

  • The /rest/imports extension was a team effort with Ian David, Matt and Torben on task. Torben especially worked on the airplane ride home and far into the next week migrating the tasks section of this api (responsible for monitoring long running import activities).
  • The /rest/monitor extension was the work of Andrea. This proved difficult to migrate unchanged, as the original notification model was tied into the restlet life-cycle. This work was extensive requiring re-implementing all the dispatcher callbacks in core.
  • Finally Nuno migrated the /rest/services/wfs/transforms end-point used to define XSLT transformations on WFS output.



One thing everyone we talked to was looking forward to was reference documentation for the rest api. We have mixed success to report.

We were unable to “auto generate” swagger documentation starting from our existing java codebase. The XStream library we use for XML/JSON output cannot be automatically scanned to produce a swagger file.

What we were able to do was form a documentation train,  as each developer completed the migration of a rest-api endpoint they would visit Mike Pumphrey and get started on producing a swagger document by hand. These text files explicitly document each end point, the path, the queries, and most importantly the data that can be edited.

Once the swagger document had been produced we then had a chance to look into publishing options.

From each rest api in the user documentation we link to the generated reference docs.


Static documentation for the user guide

Generation of static html files for the user guide was straight forward using the swagger-codegen-maven-plugin, but only used about 70% of the information we had so carefully written!

Our first issue with this approach is the generated documentation has a bad habit of sorting alphabetically each end point. So all the DELETE methods would be grouped, followed by GET, and then POST, and then PUT methods.

To address this we have broken up each end-point into a seperate file (rather than have a single reference for everything).


Looking at an individual reference we can start to see everything we have written, but the XML and JSON examples have been reduced to a single line.


These results were disappointing after so much work. I expect we will need to improve this plugin if we continue to use it as is.

Generating dynamic documentation for the website

The swagger documentation that most people are familiar with is JavaScript based, showing a YAML or JSON api definition as an interactive dynamic reference. What is great about this approach is that the JavaScript documentation viewer can construct valid sample requests and run them against a reference GeoServer.


Opening up one of the operations we can see that it is much more readable.

For a GET method the response code are clearly listed, with an opportunity to provide an example value. There are still some glitches (the XML and JSON are not pretty printed).


Changing from example value to model we can start to reference information that has been written during the sprint. Since this model is common to both XML and JSON we have tried to strike a good compromise using link to document an atom:link in XML, and a href in JSON.


For PUT and POST methods attribute values (including path variables) are documented, along with the request body.


The model for the request body, drills down into the content expected. One nice feature is the ability to reuse definitions – as seen in the result of style for default and alternate elements below.


To share this with you today we have added docs.geoserver.org/api to the website, the documentation viewer is able to access the individual YAML files on that website.

For the GeoServer 2.12 release we would like to try repurposing this viewer for static html use, it will involve generating out a web page that includes each YAML file inline in addition to the documentation viewer.



While the above work was accomplished during the sprint at GeoSolutions, the work was not in a fit state for a delivery.
Over the next week (and weekend for Andrea):

  • Integration testing (for geoserver-manager java library and part of gsconfig) from Andrea found a large number of issues. The bulk of these were regressions caused by not quite following the previous example. While this would not normally be a problem when creating a new API, we wanted to be sure to produce the same workflow and response codes so that downstream applications would continue to work unchanged.
  • Kevin Smith and Jody worked to double check the css and ysld extensions correctly worked with the migrated styles end-point. This resulted in some small improvements – css and ysld content can now be validated on upload.
  • Integration testing (for gsconfig and gsimporter python libraries) took up much of the next week as Torben first implemented the remaining “import tasks” and continued quality assurance work Andrea started.
  • Jody and Torben had the final consistency run, making sure converters were were being used consistently to handle mime types, and checking that path variables were named consistently across all endpoint controllers.
  • Torben had the honor of producing the final pull request on Friday (a full week after the sprint completed). These final checks for headers, code formatting, consistent use of path annotations provide us a firm codebase to work from in the future.
DSC04991 Thanks

We would like to thank our employers for a chance to work on this activity, the sponsors who made it possible to work together in person, and our hosts at GeoSolutions for their hospitality.



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OSGeo News: OSGeo-Live 10.5 Released

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2017-04-10 21:57
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Petr Pridal: OpenMapTiles v3.5: From runways to mountain peaks

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2017-04-10 17:47
New release of OpenMapTiles is here! Ready to take a look at major changes? Fasten your seatbelt, because we start at the airport!

The aeroway layer now contains runways and taxiways as linestrings starting at zoom level 11. Previously only aeroway polygons were available starting at zoom level 12, so now you can see more even at lower zoom level.
Attribute network of transportation_name layer is now filled-in for three major road networks of the USA, Transcanadian highway, and UK’s motorways and A roads. This change enables to display network-specific road shields in the map.

We also adjusted zoom levels of both transportation_name and transportation to show more roads and road numbers at lower zoom levels.

Our tiles now speak German! Together with name and name_en we added also name_de attribute that contains German name if available. This change is available for all layers having name attribute including place, poi, and waterway. Viel Spass!

Release 3.5 introduces also brand new layer mountain_peak with mountain peaks and their elevation in both meters and feets. Mountain peaks start at zoom level 7 with only the most important peaks, up to the zoom level 14, that contains all of them.

We hope you enjoyed the flight! More information available in release notes. Download prepared extracts from https://openmaptiles.com/downloads/.

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Free and Open Source GIS Ramblings: Quick guide to geometry generator symbol layers

OSGeo Planet - Sat, 2017-04-08 16:17

Geometry generator symbol layers are a feature that has been added in QGIS 2.14. They allow using the expression engine to modify geometries or even create new geometries while rendering.

Geometry generator symbol layers make it possible to use expression syntax to generate a geometry on the fly during the rendering process. The resulting geometry does not have to match with the original geometry type and we can add several differently modified symbol layers on top of each other.

The latest version of the QGIS user manual provides some example expressions, which served as a basis for the following examples:

Rendering the centroid of a feature

To add a geometry layer representing feature centroids, we need to set the geometry type to Point / Multipoint and enter the following expression:

centroid( $geometry )

It is worth noting that the correct geometry type has to be set manually. If a wrong type is set, the symbol layer can not be rendered.

Drawing buffers around features

Buffers are an example of a polygon geometry generator layer. The second parameter of the buffer function defines if the buffer is generated outside (for positive values) or inside (for negative values) of the feature. The value has to be provided in the layer’s CRS units, in this case, that means an inner buffer of 0.005 degrees:

buffer( $geometry, -0.005 )

Creating a line between features in different layers

The following expression creates lines from all district centroids (as shown in the first example) and a feature from the Citybike layer where the STATION attribute value is ‘Millennium Tower’:

make_line( centroid( $geometry ), geometry( get_feature( 'Citybike', 'STATION', 'Millennium Tower' ) ) )

More advanced examples

Using these basic examples as a starting point, geometry generators open a wide field of advanced symbology options. For example, this sector light style presented on GIS.Stackexchange or my recently introduced conveyor belt flow style:

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Paulo van Breugel: GRASS and Pandas – from attribute table to pandas dataframe

OSGeo Planet - Fri, 2017-04-07 13:24
Introduction In this post I show how to import an attribute table of a vector layer in a GRASS GIS database into a Pandas data frame. Pandas stands for Python Data Analysis Library which provides high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language. For people familiar with R, the Pandas … Continue reading GRASS and Pandas – from attribute table to pandas dataframe
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gvSIG Team: Jornada gratuita sobre gvSIG en Ourense, 21 de abril de 2017

OSGeo Planet - Fri, 2017-04-07 09:51

El viernes 21 de abril de 2017 tendrá lugar en Ourense (España), en la Escola Superior de Enxeñería Informática – ESEI del Campus de Ourense de la Universidad de Vigo, una Jornada gratuita sobre gvSIG, con el objetivo de dar a conocer la aplicación a través de diferentes ponencias y talleres prácticos.

Actualmente gvSIG se ha convertido en una completa suite que permite abordar cualquier necesidad relacionada con la geomática, con la integración de la componente geográfica en los sistemas de información.

Esta jornada será un lugar de encuentro donde estudiantes, técnicos, usuarios, investigadores y la comunidad SIG en general, podrá seguir las últimas novedades de gvSIG.

Las inscripciones deben realizarse a través del formulario de la web, donde se deberá indicar el taller al que se desea asistir.

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gvSIG Team: gvSIG receives the award for the best European open source project

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2017-04-05 12:56

Last week the gvSIG project received the European Commission award for the best European open source project in the highest category (Cross border) at “Sharing and Reuse Awards”.

This prize is an important recognition of the career of the gvSIG project, which was born in the Generalitat Valenciana and has created a new software production model led by the gvSIG Association, based on collaboration, solidarity and shared knowledge.

It started as a project to develop a desktop GIS and now it is a complete suite to address any need related to geomatics, with the integration of the geographic component in information systems. Currently the software under the gvSIG brand is used in more than 160 countries.
All of this has played a significant role in the decision of the European Commission, evaluation criteria of which have been: solution design, solution governance, impact/results, level of use and sustainability.

If you want to consult the report used in the presentation of the project, you can find it in the following link:


From the gvSIG Association, we would like to thank the Generalitat Valenciana for its commitment to this project, as well as all the organizations that have contributed and contribute currently to the sustainability of the project, relying on the professional services of the gvSIG Association.

Finally we want to dedicate this award to all the workmates of the gvSIG Community that have worked to bring the name of gvSIG around the world during these years.

Photos from the Sharing&Reuse Conference.

Filed under: community, english, events, gvSIG Desktop, gvSIG Educa, gvSIG Mobile, gvSIG Online, gvSIG Roads, premios, press office, software libre
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gvSIG Team: Vídeo-tutorial, software y ejemplos para aprender a crear ficheros GML de Catastro con gvSIG

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2017-04-05 07:39

La Dirección General del Catastro utiliza un formato GML para describir informáticamente las parcelas catastrales. Hoy día son muchos los profesionales que trabajan con información catastral que se están enfrentando al problema de generar ficheros GML de Catastro válidos.

En este webinar, mediante una serie de ejercicios prácticos, os enseñamos a como hacerlo con gvSIG Desktop. Además podréis descargar el software, de libre uso, y datos de ejemplo para replicar los ejercicios realizados en este pequeño tutorial. Tan sólo necesitáis 10 minutos de vuestro tiempo para aprender a trabajar con GML en gvSIG.

Una breve introducción

La Ley 13/2015, de 24 de junio, de reforma de la Ley Hipotecaria y del texto refundido de la Ley del Catastro Inmobiliario de España, ha establecido un sistema de coordinación entre el Catastro Inmobiliario y el Registro de la Propiedad, para que éste incorpore la representación gráfica georreferenciada de las fincas registrales, utilizando como base la cartografía catastral.

Esta coordinación implica que desde el 1 de noviembre de 2015, fecha de entrada en vigor de la Ley 13/2015, la descripción de las fincas en el Registro de la Propiedad puede venir acompañada de la representación gráfica georreferenciada de la parcela, de acuerdo con la información que suministrará el Catastro (información basada en el formato europeo INSPIRE de parcela catastral). Al añadir la representación gráfica catastral, se podrá identificar sobre plano la situación, forma y superficie de la finca.

El ciudadano podrá solicitar voluntariamente la incorporación en el Registro, de la representación gráfica catastral con ocasión de, por ejemplo, una compraventa, o en cualquier momento, sin necesidad de esperar a la inscripción de un nuevo acto. No obstante, en el caso de operaciones que supongan una reordenación de los terrenos tales como segregaciones, agrupaciones o reparcelaciones así como en la inmatriculación de fincas en el Registro de la Propiedad será necesaria la representación gráfica para realizar la inscripción.

En el caso de no estar de acuerdo con la representación gráfica catastral se prevé un mecanismo para aportar una representación gráfica alternativa, la cual una vez inscrita en el Registro de la Propiedad podrá dar lugar a la oportuna rectificación o actualización de los datos del Catastro.

Las Resoluciones de la Dirección General de los Registros y del Notariado y de la Dirección General del Catastro, de 26 de noviembre de 2015, han establecido el contenido y el formato informático del fichero que debe contener una representación gráfica alternativa. Este es el formato GML INSPIRE de parcela catastral.

¿Qué es el GML?

GML es un acrónimo inglés de Geography Markup Language (Lenguaje de Marcado Geográfico). Su importancia radica en que a nivel informático se constituye como un estándar para el manejo y trasvase de información entre los diferentes software que hacen uso de este tipo de datos, como es el caso de gvSIG Desktop.

La información acerca de la georreferenciación de una parcela se representa en un formato GML específico, en concreto emplea el formato GML de parcela catastral INSPIRE. Este formato de parcela catastral cumple el estándar denominado “INSPIRE cadastral parcel” definido en INSPIRE Data Specification on Cadastral Parcels – Guidelines version 3.0.1.

Y ahora sí pasemos ya a la parte práctica. Vamos a aprender a utilizar gvSIG para crear ficheros GML de Catastro. Seguid leyendo…

Filed under: gvSIG Desktop, spanish Tagged: catastro, gml, INSPIRE, registro de la propiedad
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BostonGIS: Slides from PGConfUS 2017 PostGIS talk

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2017-04-05 07:23

At PGConfUS 2017 last week, we presented a talk: Top 10 Problems Solved by PostGIS. The slides for the talk in HTML format and PDF format. The pgRouting examples at the end of the talk seemed to be the most popular.

We'll be giving a pgRouting workshop at FOSS4G Boston 2017 Aug 14-19th where we'll go into much more depth about topics like drive time analysis and Vehicle Route schedule planning (VRP). We also hope to give a talk at FOSS4G 2017 on PostGIS spatial tricks.

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BostonGIS: Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL supports PostGIS

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2017-04-05 06:18

Google recently put in beta Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL which targets PostgreSQL 9.6 and seems like they plan to stay in line with PostgreSQL offerings similar to the Amazon PostgreSQL RDS and Aurora offerings. I was curious to see what kind of extensions they support. In Google cloud blog article Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL for your mobile and Geospatial applications in Google Cloud PostGIS is explicitly mentioned as supported. Presumably because Descartes is one of their case studies which I can only guess probably uses PostGIS based on the quote from Tim Kelton, Descartes co-founder:

"Our individual teams, who are building micro services, can quickly provision a database on Cloud SQL. They don't need to bother compiling Geos, Proj4, GDAL, and Lib2xml to leverage PostGIS. And when PostGIS isn’t needed, our teams use PostgreSQL without extensions or MySQL, also supported by Cloud SQL."

Excerpted from their article:
Geospatial support: Easily enable the popular PostGIS extension for geospatial objects in Postgres.

It's unclear from the article what other extensions they support though. Maybe I'll have to try it.

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gvSIG Team: gvSIG recibe el premio al mejor proyecto europeo de software libre

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2017-04-05 06:03

La pasada semana el proyecto gvSIG recibió, de mano de la Comisión Europea, el premio al mejor proyecto europeo de software libre, en la máxima categoría (Transfronteriza/Cross border) de los denominados “Sharing and Reuse Awards”.

Este premio supone un importante reconocimiento a la trayectoria del proyecto gvSIG, que nacido en la Generalitat Valenciana ha sabido crear a su alrededor un nuevo modelo de producción de software liderado por la Asociación gvSIG y basado en la colaboración, la solidaridad y el conocimiento compartido.

Lo que comenzó como un proyecto de desarrollo de un SIG de escritorio es hoy día una completa suite para abordar cualquier necesidad relacionada con la geomática, con la integración de la componente geográfica en los sistemas de información. Actualmente el software marca gvSIG se utiliza en más de 160 países.

Todo ello ha tenido un peso importante en la decisión de la Comisión Europea, cuyos criterios de evaluación han sido: Diseño de la solución, Gobernanza de la solución, Impacto/resultados, Grado de utilización y sostenibilidad.

Si queréis consultar la presentación del proyecto utilizada durante la ponencia de gvSIG, podéis encontrarla en el siguiente enlace:


Desde la Asociación gvSIG queremos agradecer la apuesta de la Generalitat Valenciana por este proyecto, así como de todas las organizaciones que en mayor o menor medida han aportado y aportan recursos para la sostenibilidad del proyecto, confiando en los servicios profesionales de la Asociación gvSIG.

Por último este premio lo queremos dedicar a todos los compañeros y compañeras de la Comunidad gvSIG que durante estos años han conseguido llevar el nombre de gvSIG a todos los rincones del planeta.

Fotos del evento.

Filed under: events, gvSIG Desktop, gvSIG Educa, gvSIG Mobile, gvSIG Online, gvSIG Roads, premios, software libre, spanish Tagged: award, comisión europea, ISA2, reuse, sharing
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GeoTools Team: GeoTools 17.0 released

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2017-04-04 16:41
The GeoTools team is pleased to announce the release of GeoTools 17.0:This release is also available from our maven repository.

This release is made in conjunction with GeoWebCache 1.11.0 and GeoServer 2.17.0

GeoTools 17.0 is the current stable series recommended for all new projects, while 16.x series moves to maintenance mode.Features and Improvements
  • New SLD vendor option to underline labels
  • The chance of having CRS.lookupEPSGCode returning a match using a fast search has been significantly increased
  • A new set of well known marks helps with QGIS interoperability
  • It is now possible to encode complex features not following the GML object-property rules
  • Some performance improvements when filling tiny polygons
  • Improved concurrency of SoftValueHashMap, to the benefit of various subsystems, for example particular the referencing one under load
  • JDBC callback interface allows to track execution of SQL queries and perform statistisc on them
  • Relax visibility of StyledShapePainter to allow override of vector fill in subclasses
  • The YSLD styling module has been promoted to supported land
Community modules
  • The Mapbox style module provides support a new javascript based styling language 

  • The AbstractDataStore has finally been removed after years of availability of a better substitute (ContentDataStore)
And more! For more information please see the release notes (17.0 | 17-RC1 | 17-beta).About GeoTools 17
  • The wfs-ng module is now a drop in replacement and will be replacing gt-wfs
  • The NetCDF module now uses NetCDF-Java 4.6.6
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gvSIG Team: Manual de gvSIG aplicado a la Ingeniería Civil

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2017-04-04 15:30

Cada mes se hacen decenas de trabajos universitarios relacionados con la suite gvSIG, ya sean tesis, trabajos fin de grado, trabajos fin de máster, etc. Uno de estos trabajos que me he encontrado hoy lo considero lo suficientemente interesante como para destacarlo en un post, ya que constituye en sí un manual muy interesante de uso de gvSIG Desktop aplicado a la Ingeniería Civil.

El autor es José Luis Cardoza Ardón de la Universidad de El Salvador y lleva por título “Aplicaciones de los sistemas de información geográfica en Ingeniería Civil utilizando el software gvSIG”.

Como se índica en el propio trabajo, “el documento es una guía para que estudiantes, docentes y profesionales de Ingeniería Civil utilicen en sus trabajos, ya sea en el ámbito académico o profesional.“

El documento, con licencia Creative Commons (como debería ser todo trabajo universitario), puede descargarse en el siguiente enlace:


Filed under: gvSIG Desktop, spanish Tagged: gis, ingeniería civil, libro, manual, sig
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Fernando Quadro: O processo criativo no Uber

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2017-04-04 10:30

Cady Wachsman, Gerente de Design da Equipe de Cartografia da Uber, publicou um artigo que fala sobre o processo de desenvolvimento dos mapas para os motoristas do Uber.

Neste post eles apresentam alguns exemplos criados pela equipe, para criar o aplicativo e possibilitar aos motoristas a melhor experiência possível. Eles comentam que em alguns casos, chegaram a fazer maquetes das cidades de Amsterdam, Nova Yorque e Jacarta para simular situações e cronometrar o tempo.

Recomendo a todos lerem este artigo da Cady.

Fonte: Uber Design – Medium.com

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