First release of 2017 for MapStore 2 plus WFS Support

Dear Readers, we are pleased to announce a new release of MapStore 2, our flagship Open Source webgis product, which we have called 2017.01.00. The full list of changes for this release can be found here, but let us now concentrate on the latest most interesting additions. WFS Query on vector layers We have introduced the option to query vector layers via the OGC WFS protocol. This functionality can be accessed from the Layer TOC (Table Of Content) once a layer that which advertise the OGC WFS procotols is added from the OGC CSW catalog widget. [caption id="attachment_3281" align="alignnone" width="600"] Adding a...


GeoSolutions al FOSS4G-IT 2017 a Genova

Cari lettori, GeoSolutions sarà presente alla conferenza italiana sul software geografico e sui dati geografici liberi (FOSS4G-IT 2017) nei giorni dall'8 all'11 Febbraio 2017 a Genova (maggiori dettagli qui).  Durante l'evento verranno presentati i migliori lavori sull’utilizzo, lo sviluppo e la diffusione delle applicazioni libere e a codice aperto (Free and Open Source Software) in ambito GIS. La giornata dell' 8 Febbraio sarà dedicata a workshop introduttivi su GeoServer  e su GeoNode, nelle giornate successive (9 e 10 Febbraio) si terranno le conferenze su MapStore 2, GeoServer e GeoNode con interventi degli sviluppatori sul software libero sui principali progetti Desktop GIS e WebGIS. Di seguito...


GeoServer Code Sprint 2017

We have offered to host the GeoServer team for a Java 2017 code sprint to look at updating, fixing and documenting the the GeoServer REST API. The GeoServer REST API is used to remotely manage a GeoServer instance and has proven highly successful for automation, integration with other applications, with libraries for java and python remote management. The code sprint is dedicated to: Migrating from the restlet library to Spring MVC library. As an early adopter GeoServer selected the restlet library as best of breed at the time. It has not aged well, and Spring MVC represents a supported annotation based solution that is familiar to more...

GeoServer Performance

Developer’s Corner: Latest performance optimizations in GeoServer

Dear Readers, in this post we would like to describe work that our GeoServer Technical Lead Andrea Aime, has done recently in response the test harness prepared by Camp2Camp to measure and compare performance and scalability of GeoServer, MapServer and QGIS Server against 3 OSM derived maps with points, lines and polygons. If you are interested the presentation (which is in French) you can find it here; if your French is as bad as mine, don't worry, the important pictures about performance are self explaning: [caption id="attachment_3200" align="alignnone" width="600"] Before optimizing GeoServer[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3201" align="alignnone" width="600"] After optimizing GeoServer[/caption] Ok, let us now go a little...


Crowdfunding Initiative: QGIS-GeoServer Styling Interoperability

Dear Reader, as we promised a few months ago we are proposing in this post a comprehensive approach that will allow to reach full interoperability between QGIS and GeoServer when it comes to styling data in QGIS itself and then export to GeoServer. As we described in this post we have invested some of our own time in order to get a better understanding of the QGIS platform (and of our speed of execution while working on it) as well as to estimate the total effort in reaching full interoperability as mentioned above. Such work is already part of both...