The PostGIS development team is super excited, can hardly believe that they are actually doing this, aren't maybe even sure that they are ready to make this kind of commitment, not so young, and not when we have so much more living to do, but:
PostGIS 2.0.0 is complete and available for download.
The development process for 2.0 has been very long, but has resulted in a release with a number of exciting new features.
- Raster data and raster/vector analysis in the database
- Topological models to handle objects with shared boundaries
- PostgreSQL typmod integration, for an automagical geometry_columns table
- 3D and 4D indexing
- Index-based high performance nearest-neighbour searching
- Many more vector functions including
- Integration with the PostgreSQL 9.1 extension system
- Improved commandline shapefile loader/dumper
- Multi-file import support in the shapefile GUI
- Multi-table export support in the shapefile GUI
- A geo-coder optimized for free US Census TIGER (2010) data
We are greatly indebted to our large community of beta testers who valiantly tested PostGIS 2.0.0 and reported bugs so we could
squash them before release time.
And also we want to thank our parents for making PostGIS possible.
The PostGIS development team
Desde el capítulo local para la comunidad hispano-hablante queremos invitar a toda la comunidad de software libre geoespacial que se comunica en Español a participar en la primera reunión general de OSGeo-es. El principal objetivo es poder conocernos, opinar y exponer
ideas para mejorar como comunidad.
En principio las reuniones serán mensuales y se llevarán a cabo el último lunes de cada mes. La primera reunión por tanto será el próximo lunes 26 de marzo, de 18 a 19 UTC/GMT+0. El lugar de encuentro será el canal IRC del capítulo.
Un saludo y os esperamos a todos el próximo lunes!
OSGeo has been accepted as mentoring organisation at Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2012! This program provides funding for students to work on open source projects under the support of experienced mentors.
All OSGeo projects are invited to propose ideas, and encourage would-be students to discuss their own ideas with the developers:
The main communication channel is the dedicated mailing list:
We look forward for another productive and fun Summer of Code!
The PROJ.4 project is pleased to announce the release of PROJ 4.8.0. This is a major new feature release and collects all the work done since the PROJ 4.7.0 release in September 2009. The NEWS file includes these major items:
- Added the Natural Earth projection.
- Added HEALPIX, rHEALPIX and Icosahedral Snyder Equal Area projections.
- nad2bin now produces "CTable2" format grid shift files by default which are platform independent.
- nad2nad removed, use cs2cs for datum shift operations.
- projects.h no longer installed as a public include file. Please try to only use proj_api.h.
- Add pj_get_spheroid_defn() accessor.
- Added an alternate version of pj_init() that takes a projCtx (execution context) structure to address multithreading issues with error management and to provide a support for application hookable error reporting and logging.
- Upgrade to EPSG 7.9. Some changes in ideal datum selection.
- JNI bindings reworked, org.proj4.Projections deprecated in favor of org.proj4.PJ.
- Added preliminary vertical datum support.
- Fix various multithreading issues, particular in datum grid handling code.
- Added support for the +axis= option for alternate axis orientations as part of a coordinate system (used for TM South Orientated support).
- +proj=omerc implementatioin replaced with code from libproj4. +rot_conv flag no longer works, and some coordinate systems (ie. Malaysian) will need to use +gamma instead. "epsg" init file updated accordingly.
More detailed information on work can be found in the ChangeLog file at:
The source code can be found at:
DVD/USB/VM of Open Source GeoSpatial software + docs + data)
Version 5.5 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection (http://live.osgeo.org) and accompanying Lightening Presentation (http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/browser/livedvd/promo/trunk/en/presentation/), has been released, ready for distribution at a large number of geospatial conferences and workshops from around the world.
OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux that is pre-configured with a wide variety of robust open source geospatial software. The applications can be trialed without installing anything on your computer, simply by booting the computer from the DVD or USB drive. The lightening overview introduces all these applications, and hence provides a comprehensive introduction to the breadth of Geospatial Open Source.
- 50 Quality Geospatial Open Source applications installed and pre-configured
- Quality free world maps and geodata
- One page overviews and quick start guides for all applications
- Overviews of key OGC standards
- Translations for Greek, German, Polish, Spanish and Japanese
The OSGeo Conference Committee is happy to announce the call for hosting the FOSS4G 2013 event. The 2013 FOSS4G RFP is available now at:
- 2013 is a "Europe year"
- Like last year, using a two-stage bidding process, with letters-of-intent, followed by full proposals for selected bidders.
- Letters of intent due March 31.
Please share this document far and wide!
FOSS4G RFP Coordinator, 2013