We are very happy to announce the new release of Orfeo ToolBox 5.8 codename Sphenomorphinae with a lot of new exciting features!
Some of the new additions:
- Monteverdi sources have been moved inside OTB repository and Monteverdi is now included as an OTB module.
- Connect applications in memory is now available, which allows to write a Python script chaining multiple applications and connect them in memory, no more disk I/Os!
- Random Forest based on the machine learning library Shark is now available in all OTB machine learning tools
- More sampling strategies have been added to the classification framework released in previous versions.
- OTB documentation for non developers aka the "Cookbook" has been migrate in RST (nicer, better, faster...)
The complete list of Request for Changes added in release 5.8 (including new features in Monteverdi):
- Request for Changes-35: FineRegistration, performances increased
- Request for Changes-51: Move Monteverdi into OTB
- Request for Changes-52: Faster BandMathX
- Request for changes-53: Connect applications in memory
- Request for Changes-54: Get OTB ready for gdal derived subdatasets
- Request for Changes-55: Monteverdi: Mouse-wheel zoom without CTRL
- Request for Changes-56: Spot7 metadata support
- Request for Changes-57: Migrate Cookbook to RST
- Request for Changes-58: Sampling on multiple images
- Request for Changes-59: Build support for msvc 2015 with OTB xdk
- Request for Changes-60: Shorter Release Process
- Request for Changes-61: Use codespell to fix common misspellings in source code
- Request for Changes-62: Enhance text comparison in dashboard
- Request for Changes-63: Refactor threading mechanism in sampling filters
- Request for Changes-64: Missing RAM for persistent filters in application
- Request for Changes-65: Add Shark Random forests implementation
- Request for Changes-67: ClassificationMapRegularizatio
n option for isolated pixels only
- Request for Changes-68: New sampling strategies in classification framework
- Lot of bugfixes
OTB 5.8 will also be available soon depending of your package management system (please revisit the download page if your platform is not available yet). Support for version 5.8 will also soon be added to QGIS thanks to improvements made during last FOSS4G with the support of QGIS developers.
We welcome your feedback and request, and encourage you to join the OTB community and mailing list.
If you think you face a bug, please report it on Mantis.
Happy remote sensing with OTB!
The OTB Team
On behalf of GeoForAll community I am pleased to share the latest edition of our newsletter.
We would like to introduce our colleagues at Hellenic digital earth Centre of Excellence, Greece, as our “GeoForAll” lab of the month. Hellenic digital earth Centre of Excellence, Greece, has developed as a hub for fostering interactions and cross disciplinary collaborations not only between Aristotle University of Thessaloniki students and faculty, but it is also the hub of the global GeoforAll initiative. Dr. Nikos Lambrinos initiated the idea of the GeoForAll newsletter, and in just one year's time, this has become the key platform for expanding our ideas and building closer collaborations with universities and industry worldwide.
We are also happy to present Sergio Acosta Y Lara as our GeoAmbassodor. The amazing work that Sergio and colleagues in Uruguay have done through gvSIG Batovi initiative has been an inspiration for all of us. Sergio is a true global citizen who has been working toward expanding opportunities for geospatial education for all. Sergio is the leading force who took the initiative to expand GeoFotAll across South America and is the co-chair of South America.
There are some nice articles including letter from Patrick Hogan (NASA) regarding the NASA/Trentino Europa Challenge. Thanks to everyone contributing articles to our newsletter http://www.geoforall.org/newsletters/
We welcome PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India as our new lab. Details at http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/09/kalpana-chawla-chair-on-geospatial-technology-and-our-new-osgeo-lab-at-pec...
GeoForAll’s mission is make geospatial education opportunities open to all and to make sure we all work together to create global citizens contributing to the betterment of humanity. Caring and Sharing are important values that all students should learn . Details of why this is important at http://opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org/2016/07/sharing-is-caring-why-openness-is-key-for-true-empowerment-and-sustainabil...
Please be our GeoAmbassadors and share these ideas with all. Join the mailing list at http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/geoforall
For the freely available training materials visit http://www.geoforall.org/training/
For those wishing to learn GIS, there are free online materails produced by GeoForAll colleagues at GeoAcademy. Thier FOSS4G Academy Curriculum with comprehensive QGIS tutorials are at http://spatialquerylab.com/foss4g-academy-curriculum/
Recording of the Open Principles in Education webinar can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmGoC6iFds4
Open principles in education (open educational resources, free and open software, open data, open standards etc) are key for true empowerment of staff and students globally and making education and opportunities accessible to all . We look forward to working and building collaborations with all interested in this education mission. Access to quality education and opportunities is key for getting rid of extreme poverty and enabling broadly shared prosperity for all.
Dr. Suchith Anand
GeoForAll - Building and expanding Open Geospatial Science
The OSGeo Foundation is pleased and proud to announce that the GeoNode project has graduated from incubation and is now a full fledged OSGeo project. Jeffrey Johnson, a long time member of the GeoNode Project Steering Committee (PSC) has been appointed as Project Officer.
GeoNode is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI). It is designed to be extended and modified, and can be integrated into existing platforms. Geonode is Open Source, released under an GPL license, and runs on all major platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X).
The project powers numerous global initatives such as, WorldMao (http://worldmap.harvard.edu/), MapStory (http://www.mapstory.org/), Risiko/SAFE, UN World Food Program (http://geonode.wfp.org/), EU JRC (http://geonode.jrc.ec.europa.eu/) and more (see http://geonode.org/gallery/).
Graduating incubation includes fulfilling requirements for open community operation, a responsible project governance model, code provenance, and general good project operation. Graduation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users and the community at large an added confidence in the viability and safety of the project.
The GeoNode Project Officer, Jeffrey Johnson says, "The entire GeoNode Development team is delighted to have our project join the ranks of leading Open Source GIS software and become part of the OSGeo family. We look forward to working with OSGeo to further the adoption of these tools around the world."
David Bitner, mentor of the incubation process says: "As the mentor for the GeoNode incubation process, it is exciting to welcome the entire GeoNode team as an official OSGeo project. It has been exciting to work with such a vibrant and diverse community through the incubation process. I look forward to seeing the continued growth of the project for many years to come."
OSGeo and Geonode PSC would also like to thank Jody Garnett and Angelos Tzotsos for their assistance during this incubation process.
Congratulations to the GeoNode community!
President, OSGeo Foundation
Dates: 27 to 28 October 2016
Location: Ciudad Universitaria Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Lima, Perú
The aim of the Third Conference for the Software free geoespatial - III FOSS4G Peru 2016, is to consolidate the Peruvian Geomatic and academic relationship, technical, research, production and services with information technology from different fields knowledge, from a critical and reflective perspective on environmental, urban problems, rural areas, risk management, climate change and the use of geotechnologies as Geomatica- Geotechnologies-Geotics- GeoWeb - GeoApps and its application in public policies and access to information Peruvian citizens that are essential for the strategic planning of social, economic development and the pursuit of productive diversity with added value to our raw materials that we miss so much today.
The Conference III FOSS4G Peru 2016 will be a platform for professionals Peruvian Geomatic which will serve to exchange thoughts with contributions from high theoretical and methodological level, the creation of models, prototypes and open source software of the various investigations carried out the geomatics or professionals who are in the work of the technologies of the world, Latin American or Peruvian geographic information.
Please visit http://www.foss4g-asia.org/2017/ and give it a wide publicity.
Students can apply for registration waiver.
Submit an Abstract by 25th October (full paper not required). There will be very informative workshop on hands on training which will be announced soon. Confirmed workshops so far:
- Mobile-GIS an End to End solution
- The cream of Qgis, by an expert in the field
- Web-GIS with Open Tools
Codesprint: Participate in the code-sprint where young programmers will solve and add code.
Greetings from OSGeo India,
Secretary, OSGeo India
Call for Presentations
FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event bringing together about 5000 developers in Brussels, Belgium. The goal is to provide open source software developers and communities a place to meet and share thoughts. The participation is free of charge, although donations are welcome. The next edition will take place on 4 - 5 February 2017. For the third (!) time there will be a Geospatial devroom and will be happening on Sunday 5/2/2017!
Geospatial technologies and mapping used to be specialist work, but nowadays location and maps are becoming part of many projects/applications, which usually use only a small subset of the possibilities the data and software offer.
The geospatial devroom is the place to talk about open, geo-related data and software and their ecosystem. This includes standards and tools, e.g. for spatial databases, and online mapping, geospatial services, used for collecting, storing, delivering, analysing, and visualizing purposes.
We welcome submissions about:
- Web and desktop GIS applications;
- Collaborative editing / versioning of geodata and metadata;
- Interoperable geospatial web services and specifications;
- Collection of data using sensors / UAVs / satellites;
- Geo-analytic algorithms / libraries;
- Geospatial extensions for classical databases (indexes, operations) and dedicated databases;
- Big geodata, scalable GIS applications;
- Volunteered Geographic information - Crowdsourced geodata.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL FOR A TALK
Are you thrilled to present your work to other open source developers? Would you like to run a discussion? Any other ideas?
Please submit your proposal at:
Make sure to select the 'Geospatial devroom' as 'Track'. If you have an account from previous years, you should be using the same.
Please specify in the notes if you prefer for your presentation either a short timeslot (lightning talks ~10 minutes) or a long timeslot (20 minutes presentation + discussion). However, note that time slots are indicative and will be assigned according to the timing of the session.
The DEADLINE for submissions is Thursday 1st December 2016.
Notification of acceptance will be sent to the Authors by 11/12/2016 at the latest.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the organisers of the devroom at fosdem-geospatial at gisky.be!
Want to know what FOSDEM geospatial is like? Check out the videos and the presentations of our previous two editions: [1,2]
Johan Van de Wauw
Margherita Di Leo