GeoSolutions » Blog http://www.geo-solutions.it Your one-stop-shop for geospatial open source software Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.18 New release of MapStore with Annotations and Quick Search http://www.geo-solutions.it/blog/2017-05-00-release-mapstore/ http://www.geo-solutions.it/blog/2017-05-00-release-mapstore/#comments Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:00:48 +0000 http://www.geo-solutions.it/?p=3725 Release 2017.05.00

Dear Reader,

we are pleased to announce release 2017.05.00 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:

  • General Review of Map Layout, reorgainizing tools in the bottom-right corner and adding the footer.
  • TOC UI Review, so that now the map's table of contents is organized in cards.
  • Catalog UI Review, to make the catalog widget more intuitive. You can add as many sources as you want and save them in the map.
  • Initial Support for annotations, now you can quickly annotate the map with markers having also the ability to customize their style and description.
  • Quick Filter on Feature Grid, now you can search directly from the featuregrid without opening the query panel. You can also synchronize the content of the map with the filtered data.
General Review of Map Layout We have started an in-depth review of the map look&feel; now the scale and coordinate indicators are placed in a footer, together with the attribution. The table of contents has been reorganized, allowing filtering and grouping all the layer tools in the top toolbar; the layers are now organized in cards that can be expanded or collapsed to see the legend. [gallery type="slideshow" size="full" ids="3752,3750"] The catalog widget has also been reviewed. Now you can add OGC CSW, WMS, or WMTS services in a more intuitive way and store them in the map configuration for later reuse.  [caption id="attachment_3748" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]New Catalog UI New Catalog UI[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3749" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Add Catalog Services Add Catalog Services[/caption] Initial version of Map Annotations We have implemented a first version of map annotations that can be used to implement markers. You can easily add to the map your own markers, customizing content, icon and color. You can  use this functionalities to mark your favorite places, the places to visit for work or whatever you want. Annotations are saved in the map context, hence you can share them with your friends, coworkers or the users of your geoportal. More feature and look&feel improvements will be performed in the next releases. [caption id="attachment_3765" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Annotations Annotations[/caption] Quick Search

We have been struggling over the years with complex interactions with visual query builders to filter data exposed via the OGC WFS services. We have therefore decided to try and build a simplified filtering capability to easily filter vector layers directly from the data grid column headers. You can now enter text or insert a formula (like > 10 or <= -23) right in the header and see the data grid filter rows automatically. You can also synchronize the content of the map to match the content of the data grid. 

[caption id="attachment_3769" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Quick Search and Map Sync Quick Search and Map Sync[/caption] Future Work

We have great plans for the future which translates into many new features in the working. Just to give you a little preview of an interesting one, for the next release we are implementing charting capabilities for vector layers directly inside the map. Here below a preview.

[caption id="attachment_3770" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Preview of Charts functionality Preview of Charts functionalities[/caption]

In addition, there are other things in the pipeline, in sparse order:

  • Integration with GeoNode
  • Integrate styler for GeoServer
  • Revamp of the Catalog Widget to make it more usable
  • Support for layers with TIME
  • Support general map annotations, beyond simple markers

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, ]]>
Release 2017.05.00

Dear Reader,

we are pleased to announce release 2017.05.00 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:

  • General Review of Map Layout, reorgainizing tools in the bottom-right corner and adding the footer.
  • TOC UI Review, so that now the map's table of contents is organized in cards.
  • Catalog UI Review, to make the catalog widget more intuitive. You can add as many sources as you want and save them in the map.
  • Initial Support for annotations, now you can quickly annotate the map with markers having also the ability to customize their style and description.
  • Quick Filter on Feature Grid, now you can search directly from the featuregrid without opening the query panel. You can also synchronize the content of the map with the filtered data.
General Review of Map Layout We have started an in-depth review of the map look&feel; now the scale and coordinate indicators are placed in a footer, together with the attribution. The table of contents has been reorganized, allowing filtering and grouping all the layer tools in the top toolbar; the layers are now organized in cards that can be expanded or collapsed to see the legend. [gallery type="slideshow" size="full" ids="3752,3750"] The catalog widget has also been reviewed. Now you can add OGC CSW, WMS, or WMTS services in a more intuitive way and store them in the map configuration for later reuse.  [caption id="attachment_3748" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]New Catalog UI New Catalog UI[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3749" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Add Catalog Services Add Catalog Services[/caption] Initial version of Map Annotations We have implemented a first version of map annotations that can be used to implement markers. You can easily add to the map your own markers, customizing content, icon and color. You can  use this functionalities to mark your favorite places, the places to visit for work or whatever you want. Annotations are saved in the map context, hence you can share them with your friends, coworkers or the users of your geoportal. More feature and look&feel improvements will be performed in the next releases. [caption id="attachment_3765" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Annotations Annotations[/caption] Quick Search

We have been struggling over the years with complex interactions with visual query builders to filter data exposed via the OGC WFS services. We have therefore decided to try and build a simplified filtering capability to easily filter vector layers directly from the data grid column headers. You can now enter text or insert a formula (like > 10 or <= -23) right in the header and see the data grid filter rows automatically. You can also synchronize the content of the map to match the content of the data grid. 

[caption id="attachment_3769" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Quick Search and Map Sync Quick Search and Map Sync[/caption] Future Work

We have great plans for the future which translates into many new features in the working. Just to give you a little preview of an interesting one, for the next release we are implementing charting capabilities for vector layers directly inside the map. Here below a preview.

[caption id="attachment_3770" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Preview of Charts functionality Preview of Charts functionalities[/caption]

In addition, there are other things in the pipeline, in sparse order:

  • Integration with GeoNode
  • Integrate styler for GeoServer
  • Revamp of the Catalog Widget to make it more usable
  • Support for layers with TIME
  • Support general map annotations, beyond simple markers

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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GeoSolutions Presentations at FOSS4G 2017 http://www.geo-solutions.it/news/geosolutions-presentations-at-foss4g-boston-2017/ http://www.geo-solutions.it/news/geosolutions-presentations-at-foss4g-boston-2017/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:09:58 +0000 http://www.geo-solutions.it/?p=3683 foss4g 2017

Dear Reader,

we just came back from FOSS4G Boston 2017 and we are trying to recover from both the jet lag as well as the excitement of last week; the GeoServer workshops went quite smoothly and we hope they were well received (if you attended you should have received an email with a short feedback form to fill), the presentations were able to gather a good audience and so was for our booth.

Last but not least, our GeoServer technical lead Andrea Aime was awarded the Sol Katz Award for his contributions and achievements with FOSS4G software, a recognition that makes all us at GeoSolutions happy and proud.

Now that the dust is settling, it is time to gather all the presentations in case you wanted to review them; once the recording will be out we will link them as well. Therefore, please, find here below our presentations covering MapStore and GeoServer.

One last thing, if you were not able to attend our workshop you can find the preparation instructions at this link; do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter while at it.

If you need further information, don't hesitate to contact us.

The GeoSolutions Team,

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foss4g 2017

Dear Reader,

we just came back from FOSS4G Boston 2017 and we are trying to recover from both the jet lag as well as the excitement of last week; the GeoServer workshops went quite smoothly and we hope they were well received (if you attended you should have received an email with a short feedback form to fill), the presentations were able to gather a good audience and so was for our booth.

Last but not least, our GeoServer technical lead Andrea Aime was awarded the Sol Katz Award for his contributions and achievements with FOSS4G software, a recognition that makes all us at GeoSolutions happy and proud.

Now that the dust is settling, it is time to gather all the presentations in case you wanted to review them; once the recording will be out we will link them as well. Therefore, please, find here below our presentations covering MapStore and GeoServer.

One last thing, if you were not able to attend our workshop you can find the preparation instructions at this link; do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter while at it.

If you need further information, don't hesitate to contact us.

The GeoSolutions Team,

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New release of MapStore with vector editing support http://www.geo-solutions.it/blog/mapstore-vector-editing/ http://www.geo-solutions.it/blog/mapstore-vector-editing/#comments Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:36:16 +0000 http://www.geo-solutions.it/?p=3626 Vector Editing

Dear Reader,

we are pleased to announce a new release of MapStore, our flagship Open Source webgis product, which we have called 2017.04.00. The full list of changes for this release can be found here, but the latest most interesting additions are the following.

  • Support for vector layer editing (via WFS-T)
  • Direct access to the data grid from the TOC
  • New data grid with a better look & feel
  • Advanced search moved from the TOC into a separate panel, accessible directly from the feature grid
  • Legacy maps (from MapStore version 1) are identified. The author that access to a legacy map will be guided to update.
  • Localization in Spanish
Support for vector layer editing

This release gives you the opportunity do edit your vector data. If you integrated the authentication system with GeoServer, you will be able to login as administrator and edit your vector data's attributes and Geometries.

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="3631,3634,3652,3643,3642"] Improved access to the vector data with a new data grid. 

Now you can browse data for vector layer in a more intuitive way. You can open the data grid directly from the TOC, without using the query panel. The new data grid has a toolbar on top to access to the main functionalities (search, editing, download...), where available. Advanced search is still accessible from the feature grid.

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="3650,3647,3646,3645"]

If you want to play with the improved feature grid we have loaded some data from Atlantis (yeah, we know where it is, just don't spread the word...) in a MapStore simplified application that you can find here. Don't worry if you mess the data, every night the original data will be restored!

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="3676,3679"] Guided update for legacy maps

The user will be notified when a map that was created with MapStore 1 needs to be updated, if he has the right permissions to do that. Clicking on Update button the update will be performed automatically.

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="3661,3660"] Future Work

The work for the next releases will be focused on TOC & Catalog style review plus code hardening. Take a look on the Proposal or the interactive mockup (both still in progress) for an early preview.

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, ]]>
Vector Editing

Dear Reader,

we are pleased to announce a new release of MapStore, our flagship Open Source webgis product, which we have called 2017.04.00. The full list of changes for this release can be found here, but the latest most interesting additions are the following.

  • Support for vector layer editing (via WFS-T)
  • Direct access to the data grid from the TOC
  • New data grid with a better look & feel
  • Advanced search moved from the TOC into a separate panel, accessible directly from the feature grid
  • Legacy maps (from MapStore version 1) are identified. The author that access to a legacy map will be guided to update.
  • Localization in Spanish
Support for vector layer editing

This release gives you the opportunity do edit your vector data. If you integrated the authentication system with GeoServer, you will be able to login as administrator and edit your vector data's attributes and Geometries.

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="3631,3634,3652,3643,3642"] Improved access to the vector data with a new data grid. 

Now you can browse data for vector layer in a more intuitive way. You can open the data grid directly from the TOC, without using the query panel. The new data grid has a toolbar on top to access to the main functionalities (search, editing, download...), where available. Advanced search is still accessible from the feature grid.

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="3650,3647,3646,3645"]

If you want to play with the improved feature grid we have loaded some data from Atlantis (yeah, we know where it is, just don't spread the word...) in a MapStore simplified application that you can find here. Don't worry if you mess the data, every night the original data will be restored!

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="3676,3679"] Guided update for legacy maps

The user will be notified when a map that was created with MapStore 1 needs to be updated, if he has the right permissions to do that. Clicking on Update button the update will be performed automatically.

[gallery type="slideshow" ids="3661,3660"] Future Work

The work for the next releases will be focused on TOC & Catalog style review plus code hardening. Take a look on the Proposal or the interactive mockup (both still in progress) for an early preview.

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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Meet GeoSolutions at INSPIRE Conference 2017 http://www.geo-solutions.it/blog/inspire-conference-2017/ http://www.geo-solutions.it/blog/inspire-conference-2017/#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:21:52 +0000 http://www.geo-solutions.it/?p=3608 inspire-conf-2017-latest

Dear All, we are proud to announce that GeoSolutions is exhibiting at the INSPIRE Conference 2017 which will be held in Strabourg and Kehl from 4th to 8th of September 2017.

GeoSolutions will be present with its own booth therefore we will be happy to talk to you about our open source products, like GeoServerMapstore, GeoNode and GeoNetwork, as well as about our Enterprise Support Services and GeoServer Deployment Warranty offerings.

We are going to hold a workshop on GeoServer for INSPIRE as well as a few presentations as follows:

  • Publishing INSPIRE services with GeoServer and HALE (Workshop), Monday, September 4, 2017 - 9:00, Room f
  • Building Interoperable SDI with GeoServer, Mapstore and GeoNetwork: experiences from the trenches, Friday, September 8, 2017, 14:45, Room Amsterdam

There will also be a short corporate presentation for which the exact date and time is yet to publish; we will update this post once we have precise information.

Our director Simone Giannecchini will also participate in the workshop:

  • GeoICT SMEs as key-players in the INSPIRE driven innovation: the role of the smeSpire network, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:00, Romm A

If you are interested in learning about how we can help you achieving your goals with our Open Source products and professional services, make sure to visit us at our booth

The GeoSolutions team, ]]>
inspire-conf-2017-latest

Dear All, we are proud to announce that GeoSolutions is exhibiting at the INSPIRE Conference 2017 which will be held in Strabourg and Kehl from 4th to 8th of September 2017.

GeoSolutions will be present with its own booth therefore we will be happy to talk to you about our open source products, like GeoServerMapstore, GeoNode and GeoNetwork, as well as about our Enterprise Support Services and GeoServer Deployment Warranty offerings.

We are going to hold a workshop on GeoServer for INSPIRE as well as a few presentations as follows:

  • Publishing INSPIRE services with GeoServer and HALE (Workshop), Monday, September 4, 2017 - 9:00, Room f
  • Building Interoperable SDI with GeoServer, Mapstore and GeoNetwork: experiences from the trenches, Friday, September 8, 2017, 14:45, Room Amsterdam

There will also be a short corporate presentation for which the exact date and time is yet to publish; we will update this post once we have precise information.

Our director Simone Giannecchini will also participate in the workshop:

  • GeoICT SMEs as key-players in the INSPIRE driven innovation: the role of the smeSpire network, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:00, Romm A

If you are interested in learning about how we can help you achieving your goals with our Open Source products and professional services, make sure to visit us at our booth

The GeoSolutions team, ]]>
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GeoSolutions Presentations at FOSS4G Europe 2017 http://www.geo-solutions.it/news/foss4g-europe-2017-2/ http://www.geo-solutions.it/news/foss4g-europe-2017-2/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:23:20 +0000 http://www.geo-solutions.it/?p=3593 foss4geu2017

Dear Reader,

please, find here below our presentations covering MapStore, GeoServer and GeoNode.

If you need further information, don't hesitate to contact us.

The GeoSolutions Team,

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foss4geu2017

Dear Reader,

please, find here below our presentations covering MapStore, GeoServer and GeoNode.

If you need further information, don't hesitate to contact us.

The GeoSolutions Team,

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