Developer’s Corner: MapStore 1.1.0 released!

Dear All,we are proud to announce that we just released MapStore version 1.1.0.This is the latest official release of MapStore, the simple and intuitive way to create, save and share maps.MapStore is based on the GeoExplorer Open Source framework and is licensed under the GPL license.With this release we have the following new features:added german translation to the UI supported languagesadded a new demo gallery with a brand new Marker Configure examplenew UI configuration options (customPanels, tab, portalConfig) to build a flexible interface for your map applicationsembed a map directly from MapManagermany improvements to the WMSGetFeatureInfo plugin (optional tabbed view, single popup...

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Tips & Tricks: GeoWebCache Tweaks Checklist

Dear All, during a discussion I recently had  with a client about how to put together an enterprise deployment of GeoWebCache we went over a few tweaks coming from previous deployments which I thought would have been interesting to summarise on a blog post Client side caching of tiles GeoWebCache, as most tile caching systems, is extremely fast and efficient at serving out tiles therefore you might not think about fiddling with client-side caching. Nevertheless, in our experience we found out it is usually good practice to always try and explicitly control the HTTP Caching Headers for tiles served via GWC,...

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Developer’s Corner: ImageI/O-Ext 1.1.6 Release

Dear all,We would like to take 10 minutes of your time to introduce the ImageI/O-Ext 1.1.6 release.Various improvements have been implemented in this release:Source code move to gihubGDAL Support has been upgraded to version 1.9.2. This brings along support for Windows 64 bits!NITF writer plugin TurboJPEG  pluginIt is worh to point out a few interesting facts.Migration to GithubWe have started to migrate the source code as well as the documentation and the issues to github in order to make it simpler for developers to eventually contribute to the project. Moreover the artifacts like Java binaries as well as native libraries (at least the...

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Developer’s Corner: GeoServer GetLegendGraphic Enhancements

Dear All,recently some fixes and enhancements were made  by GeoSolutions to GeoServer, in particular to the WMS GetLegendGraphic  request.Layer groups supportThe first improvement was done to produce a legend for layer groups, a very much needed functionality, to simplify and support wide usage of layer groups in GeoServer.The support for layer groups is quite flexible. You can:specify a layergroup name in the LAYER parameter to have a legend with default optionsspecify a custom style for some or all of the layer group sublayers with the STYLE parameter: just use a list of style names (one for each layer, separated by commas), leaving...

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Developer’s Corner: MapStore 1.0.0 released!

Dear All,we are proud to announce that we just released MapStore version 1.0.0.This is the first official release of MapStore, the simple and intuitive way to create, save and share maps.MapStore is based on the GeoExplorer Open Source framework and is licensed under the GPL license.With MapStore you can mashup contents from Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, MapQuest, Bing or specific WMS services provided by you or third party content providers. MapStore uses internally GeoStore, (the GeoSolutions Open Source engine for resource storing and retrieving) for managing users   as well as maps definitions. Moreover MapStore uses Http-proxy to communicate with remote servers, such as the third party WMS services used in your maps.Visit...

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