The OpenLayers Development Team is proud to announce the final release of OpenLayers 2.12!
OpenLayers 2.12 can be downloaded from http://openlayers.org/download/
OpenLayers 2.12 offers great new features and improvements in various areas:
- A new CSS-customizable zoom control.
- Sensible projection defaults to ease the creation and configuration of maps.
- Tile caching for offline use.
- CSS-based tile animation.
- UTFGrid support.
- Improved image request management (tile queue).
- Fractional zooming for tiled layers (a.k.a. client zoom).
OpenLayers 2.12 deprecates a number of properties, methods and constructors, and the deprecated objects have been moved to a separate deprecated.js file.
Please look at the release notes for more information: https://github.com/openlayers/openlayers/blob/master/notes/2.12.md
GeoMOOSE 2.6 provides exciting new features. Some new features to GeoMOOSE 2.6 include:
- Updated OpenLayers version (2.11)
- Updated website and documentation
- Addition of local_settings.ini for overriding and customization of settings.ini
Visit the live demo from the website, http://www.geomoose.org/info/demo.html to see GeoMOOSE 2.6 in action.
GeoMOOSE (http://www.geomoose.org) is an open source web application framework for displaying geographic data. What makes GeoMOOSE unique is it provides an out-of-the-box solution that makes it easy for non-developers to create web-mapping applications with typical tools such as navigate, search, measure and print. Non-developers only need to be comfortable with configuration files. GeoMOOSE has a number of strengths including modularity, configurability, and delivers a number of core functionalities in its packages. The project has targeted local government business cases to distribute land records information, but many other users have used it for much more. Since GeoMOOSE is open source project it built on other popular open source projects such as OpenLayers (www.openlayers.org) and MapServer (www.mapserver.org). To get started with GeoMOOSE, simply go to the download page and install the software demo.
Full details at http://www.geomoose.org/releases/2.6.html
We are now pleased to announce about the Open Source Geospatial Lab initiative in South America. After the successful establishment of Open Geospatial Labs in Europe, Asia and Africa , we are happy to have the first such initiative in South America being established at the Federal University of Parana in Brazil. Federal University of Paraná is regarded as the oldest Brazilian university. Details at http://www.ufpr.br/portalufpr/The Open Geospatial Lab at Federal University of Paraná will be led by Prof. Silviana Comboin . Silviana has strong research background in Geospatial Science, SDI and GI standards. Previously she was working at the Brazilian National Mapping Agency before moving to Federal University of Paraná as a professor at the Geomatics Department. She also coordinate the Standards Workgroup of the Brazilian NSDI (INDE). She also have a strong team and action plan in place for building this initiative for Brazil and South America. The initial team of Open Geospatial Lab at UFPR will comprise of Prof. Dr. Luciene S. Delazari ,Prof. Dr. Maria Cecilia B. Brandalize , Prof. Dr. Claudia Robbi Sluter , André Luiz Alencar de Mendonça and Gisele Canova (IBGE - Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).
We are working to expand this ICA-OSGeo initiative (http://www.osgeo.org/node/1230) globally in our aim to bring the benefits of geospatial technology to all. If you are interested in establishing Open Source Geospatial Lab at your university and build research and teaching collaborations please contact Suchith Anand (Suchith.Anand@nottingham.ac.uk )
The first African open source geospatial laboratory, under the auspices of the ICA-OSGeo Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), was recently established at the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. CGIS engages in open-source research for geospatial software and data, either using open-source geospatial software and data as tools in research, or contributing to the software and data through research. Open source software and data are also used in formal tertiary education and continued education courses at the university. Other research themes in CGIS are forensic geography; space geodesy, earth and atmospheric observation; and spatial data infrastructures. CGIS is led by Dr Serena Coetzee who is looking forward to receiving Prof Georg Gartner, President of the ICA, and Arnulf Christl, President of OSGeo, at the CGIS later this year when they will be in South Africa as keynote speakers at the GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 conference in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg.
In 2011, the International Cartographic Association (ICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Open-source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) with a view to develop global collaboration opportunities for academia, industry and government organisations in the field of open-source GIS software and data. The MoU aims to provide expertise and support for the establishment of Open-source Geospatial Laboratories and Research Centres across the world to support the development of open-source geospatial software technologies, training and expertise.
The goal is to establish five laboratories in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australasia during the first phase. These will act as nodes for future expansion. The MoU also aims to provide support for building up and supporting the development of open-source GIS teaching and training materials, and the joint organisation of open-source GIS events and workshops through the ICA network in order to encourage wider participation globally.
For more information please contact Dr Serena Coetzee (email@example.com )
Centre for Geoinformation Science: http://www.up.ac.za/cgis
International Cartographic Association: http://www.icaci.org
Open Source Geospatial Foundation: http://www.osgeo.org
MoU between ICA and OSGeo: http://www.osgeo.org/node/1230
GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 conference: http://www.eepublishers.co.za/article/gissa-ukubuzana-2012.html
OSGeo is pleased to announce that the GEOS project has graduated from the incubation process and is now a full fledged OSGeo project with Sandro Santilli appointed as project representative (Vice President, GEOS).
GEOS is C++ port of the Java Topology Suite (JTS). As such, it aims to contain the complete functionality of JTS in C++. This includes all the OpenGIS Simple Features for SQL spatial predicate functions and spatial operators, as well as specific JTS enhanced topology functions.
Graduating incubation includes requirements for open community operation, a responsible project governance model, code provenance and license verification and general good project operation. Graduating incubation is the OSGeo seal of approval for a project and gives potential users of the project added confidence in the viability and safety of the project.
OSGeo warmly welcomes the 22 accepted students and their mentors for this edition of Google Summer of Code! This is a record for OSGeo GSoC, together with GSoC itself, that accepted 1212 students.
In detail, we accepted ideas for 10 OSGeo projects:
- QGIS: 4 students
- gvSIG: 4 students
- GRASS GIS: 3 students
- Opticks: 3 students
- pgRouting: 2 students
- uDig: 2 students
- GDAL: 1 student
- Geoserver: 1 student
- OSSIM: 1 student
- PostGIS: 1 student
See the full list on OSGeo wiki:
filter by Organisation name == OSGeo
All the best!
OSGeo GSoC Administrator