GeoSolutions » Blog https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com Your one-stop-shop for geospatial open source software Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:29:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.26 MapStore Release 2020.01.00 https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/blog/mapstore-release-2020_01_00/ https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/blog/mapstore-release-2020_01_00/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:44:38 +0000 http://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/?p=4901 MapStore Release 2020.01.00

Dear Reader,

We are pleased to announce the release 2020.01.00 of MapStore, our flagship Open Source WebGIS product. The full list of changes for this release can be found here, but the most interesting ones are listed below:

  • Background selector: now users with write permissions to the map can edit background layers from the user interface
  • Drag and drop improved on TOC: now drag and drop works also between different groups
  • Edit map permission directly from the map viewer: now you can edit map permission when creating a new map, not only from home
  • Additional map viewer query parameters: you can now load MapStore by dynamically dispatching actions like Zoom to extent or triggering the Identify tool for a specific layer in map
  • Improvements to the Custom Search Services tool: now you are able to configure MapStore to automatically trigger the Identify tool as soon a search is performed
  • Improved documentation: we obviously keep the online documentation updated according to new features and new changes. In this release we did an extensive review of the User Guide
  • Other minor enhancements: the complete list of enhancements is available here
  • Migration to React 16
  • Hardening: various bug fixes have been provided, the complete list is available here
Let us now go into more details about the first two functionalities.

Background Selector

The ability to edit or add new background layers through the user interface  is finally landed in MapStore. If the user has the right permissions to edit a map, now he is also able to edit the background layer list. [caption id="attachment_4914" align="aligncenter" width="452"]Background Selector Background Selector[/caption] The Background Selector is a new component in MapStore that allows you to interact along with the Catalog tool in order to configure your backgrounds list and edit properties of WMS background layers such as Title, Format and Style. [caption id="attachment_4915" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Configuring a WMS background layer in MapStore Configuring a WMS background layer in MapStore[/caption]  

TOC Drag and drop improvement

The Table of Content has been improved with the aim to provide a better user experience in managing layers and groups of layers. That's what was missing for the TOC in MapStore! moving items across different layers and groups. [caption id="attachment_4917" align="aligncenter" width="367"]TOC's Drag & Drop improved TOC's Drag & Drop[/caption]   We have also some interesting changes that we are currently planning for the TOC, those changes are however related to an entire L&F's review of MapStore. Yes, you are right we plan to renew the MapStore layout to make it more current and appealing and improve the user experience. Stay tuned, below you have a preview of the work we are doing.   [caption id="attachment_4923" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Draft of the new MapStore layout Draft of the new MapStore's layout[/caption]  

Further ongoing and future work

For the next releases we have plans to work on the following:

  • Further improvements to charts and dashboards (we have in plan to add some interesting capabilities like the possibility to define quick filters in dashboard, stay tuned! we have in plan to release it in the next release 2020.01.01)
[caption id="attachment_4936" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]New dashboard filtering capabilities New dashboard filtering capabilities[/caption]
  • Application Contexts and Viewer Composer: an additional interesting feature will make MapStore even more powerful than now. The first quarter of this year will bring the Application Context tool for MapStore that will allow administrators to define multiple viewer contexts in a three steps wizard (expected in next major release 2020.02.00 of MapStore)

Step 1

[caption id="attachment_4940" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Application Context Wizard - Context name and title Application Context Wizard - Context name and title[/caption]

Step 2

[caption id="attachment_4941" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Application Context Wizard - Plugins Configuration Application Context Wizard - Plugins Configuration[/caption]

Step 3

[caption id="attachment_4942" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Application Context Wizard - Configuring map contents Application Context Wizard - Configuring map contents[/caption]  
  • Storytelling tool: you will be able to use MapStore to do geospatial storytelling; we named this new tool GeoStory (expected in next major release 2020.02.00 of MapStore
[caption id="attachment_4944" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]GeoStory - Story Editor GeoStory - Story Editor[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4945" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]GeoStory - Shared Story GeoStory - Shared Story[/caption]

Stay tuned for additional news on the next features! If you want to play with the current release, you can access the live demo here and login with username demo and password 123456.

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, ]]>
MapStore Release 2020.01.00

Dear Reader,

We are pleased to announce the release 2020.01.00 of MapStore, our flagship Open Source WebGIS product. The full list of changes for this release can be found here, but the most interesting ones are listed below:

  • Background selector: now users with write permissions to the map can edit background layers from the user interface
  • Drag and drop improved on TOC: now drag and drop works also between different groups
  • Edit map permission directly from the map viewer: now you can edit map permission when creating a new map, not only from home
  • Additional map viewer query parameters: you can now load MapStore by dynamically dispatching actions like Zoom to extent or triggering the Identify tool for a specific layer in map
  • Improvements to the Custom Search Services tool: now you are able to configure MapStore to automatically trigger the Identify tool as soon a search is performed
  • Improved documentation: we obviously keep the online documentation updated according to new features and new changes. In this release we did an extensive review of the User Guide
  • Other minor enhancements: the complete list of enhancements is available here
  • Migration to React 16
  • Hardening: various bug fixes have been provided, the complete list is available here
Let us now go into more details about the first two functionalities.

Background Selector

The ability to edit or add new background layers through the user interface  is finally landed in MapStore. If the user has the right permissions to edit a map, now he is also able to edit the background layer list. [caption id="attachment_4914" align="aligncenter" width="452"]Background Selector Background Selector[/caption] The Background Selector is a new component in MapStore that allows you to interact along with the Catalog tool in order to configure your backgrounds list and edit properties of WMS background layers such as Title, Format and Style. [caption id="attachment_4915" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Configuring a WMS background layer in MapStore Configuring a WMS background layer in MapStore[/caption]  

TOC Drag and drop improvement

The Table of Content has been improved with the aim to provide a better user experience in managing layers and groups of layers. That's what was missing for the TOC in MapStore! moving items across different layers and groups. [caption id="attachment_4917" align="aligncenter" width="367"]TOC's Drag & Drop improved TOC's Drag & Drop[/caption]   We have also some interesting changes that we are currently planning for the TOC, those changes are however related to an entire L&F's review of MapStore. Yes, you are right we plan to renew the MapStore layout to make it more current and appealing and improve the user experience. Stay tuned, below you have a preview of the work we are doing.   [caption id="attachment_4923" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Draft of the new MapStore layout Draft of the new MapStore's layout[/caption]  

Further ongoing and future work

For the next releases we have plans to work on the following:

  • Further improvements to charts and dashboards (we have in plan to add some interesting capabilities like the possibility to define quick filters in dashboard, stay tuned! we have in plan to release it in the next release 2020.01.01)
[caption id="attachment_4936" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]New dashboard filtering capabilities New dashboard filtering capabilities[/caption]
  • Application Contexts and Viewer Composer: an additional interesting feature will make MapStore even more powerful than now. The first quarter of this year will bring the Application Context tool for MapStore that will allow administrators to define multiple viewer contexts in a three steps wizard (expected in next major release 2020.02.00 of MapStore)

Step 1

[caption id="attachment_4940" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Application Context Wizard - Context name and title Application Context Wizard - Context name and title[/caption]

Step 2

[caption id="attachment_4941" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Application Context Wizard - Plugins Configuration Application Context Wizard - Plugins Configuration[/caption]

Step 3

[caption id="attachment_4942" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Application Context Wizard - Configuring map contents Application Context Wizard - Configuring map contents[/caption]  
  • Storytelling tool: you will be able to use MapStore to do geospatial storytelling; we named this new tool GeoStory (expected in next major release 2020.02.00 of MapStore
[caption id="attachment_4944" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]GeoStory - Story Editor GeoStory - Story Editor[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4945" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]GeoStory - Shared Story GeoStory - Shared Story[/caption]

Stay tuned for additional news on the next features! If you want to play with the current release, you can access the live demo here and login with username demo and password 123456.

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 is attending GEOINT 2020! https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/news/geoint-2020/ https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/news/geoint-2020/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2020 11:00:21 +0000 http://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/?p=4960 geoint-2020

Dear Reader,

One of the first actions GeoSolutions USA took was to join USGIF and submit a training proposal to the 2020 GEOINT Symposium, which will take place in Tampa,  April 22-26. Why? Because tools that support open standards are critical to ensure interoperability of GEOINT.

USGIF member   I have provided training for the last 3 years about OGC standards and how they can efficiently support geospatial intelligence needs. This year I will be more practical and talk about robust open source tools (MapStoreGeoServer and GeoNode) that implement open standards and that enable efficient management, dissemination and visualization of raster and vector data.

The training titled “Building Interoperable Spatial Data Infrastructures with GeoServer and MapStore”  will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM in room 23. If you attend the training, expect to:

  • Learn about GeoServer and its support for WMS, WFS, WMTS, Vector tiles, GeoPackage, new OGC APIs, advance styling and more.
  • Learn about MapStore, a slick web and mobile client to view and edit maps, create mashups, create dashboards and map stories.
  • Learn about projects that are efficiently using GeoServer and MapStore in production systems in Azure and Amazon clouds.

Will be thrilled to also meet you at our booth 1530 and discuss how we can help you.

If you want further information or if you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to seeing you in Tampa!

Luis

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geoint-2020

Dear Reader,

One of the first actions GeoSolutions USA took was to join USGIF and submit a training proposal to the 2020 GEOINT Symposium, which will take place in Tampa,  April 22-26. Why? Because tools that support open standards are critical to ensure interoperability of GEOINT.

USGIF member   I have provided training for the last 3 years about OGC standards and how they can efficiently support geospatial intelligence needs. This year I will be more practical and talk about robust open source tools (MapStoreGeoServer and GeoNode) that implement open standards and that enable efficient management, dissemination and visualization of raster and vector data.

The training titled “Building Interoperable Spatial Data Infrastructures with GeoServer and MapStore”  will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM in room 23. If you attend the training, expect to:

  • Learn about GeoServer and its support for WMS, WFS, WMTS, Vector tiles, GeoPackage, new OGC APIs, advance styling and more.
  • Learn about MapStore, a slick web and mobile client to view and edit maps, create mashups, create dashboards and map stories.
  • Learn about projects that are efficiently using GeoServer and MapStore in production systems in Azure and Amazon clouds.

Will be thrilled to also meet you at our booth 1530 and discuss how we can help you.

If you want further information or if you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to seeing you in Tampa!

Luis

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GeoSolutions al FOSS4G-IT 2020 a Torino https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/blog/foss4g-it-2020/ https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/blog/foss4g-it-2020/#comments Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:01:05 +0000 http://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/?p=4856 foss4g-it

Cari lettori,

GeoSolutions sarà presente alla conferenza italiana sul software geografico e sui dati geografici liberi (FOSS4G-IT 2020) nei giorni dal 18 al 22 Febbraio 2020 a Torino

Le giornate del 18 e 19 Febbraio saranno dedicate a workshop introduttivi su vari software tra cui MapStore e GeoNodeNelle giornate successive (20 e 21 Febbraio) si terrà la conferenza vera e propria, con interventi sui principali progetti in ambito FOSS4G. Infine nella giornata del 22 Febbraio si terranno delle attività specifiche su OpenStreetMap. Il programma completo della conferenza è disponibile a questo link.

GeoSolutions sarà presente con alcune presentazioni e workshop sui propri prodotti Open Source. Di seguito il programma dei nostri workshop e delle nostre presentazioni:

Programma dei workshop:

  • Introduction to MapStore, mashups made simple, Aula Albenga, Mercoledì 19/2, 09:00 - 13:00.
Programma delle nostre presentazioni:
  • GeoServer, il server Open Source per la gestione interoperabile dei dati geospaziali, Mercoledì 19/2, ore 17:00
  • GeoNode, il CMS geospaziale Open Source, Mercoledì 19/2, ore 17:15
La conferenza sarà anche l'occasione per parlare di come poter soddisfare i vostri bisogni attraverso i nostri prodotti e i nostri piani di supporto. Vi aspettiamo numerosi! Il team di GeoSolutions,
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foss4g-it

Cari lettori,

GeoSolutions sarà presente alla conferenza italiana sul software geografico e sui dati geografici liberi (FOSS4G-IT 2020) nei giorni dal 18 al 22 Febbraio 2020 a Torino

Le giornate del 18 e 19 Febbraio saranno dedicate a workshop introduttivi su vari software tra cui MapStore e GeoNodeNelle giornate successive (20 e 21 Febbraio) si terrà la conferenza vera e propria, con interventi sui principali progetti in ambito FOSS4G. Infine nella giornata del 22 Febbraio si terranno delle attività specifiche su OpenStreetMap. Il programma completo della conferenza è disponibile a questo link.

GeoSolutions sarà presente con alcune presentazioni e workshop sui propri prodotti Open Source. Di seguito il programma dei nostri workshop e delle nostre presentazioni:

Programma dei workshop:

  • Introduction to MapStore, mashups made simple, Aula Albenga, Mercoledì 19/2, 09:00 - 13:00.
Programma delle nostre presentazioni:
  • GeoServer, il server Open Source per la gestione interoperabile dei dati geospaziali, Mercoledì 19/2, ore 17:00
  • GeoNode, il CMS geospaziale Open Source, Mercoledì 19/2, ore 17:15
La conferenza sarà anche l'occasione per parlare di come poter soddisfare i vostri bisogni attraverso i nostri prodotti e i nostri piani di supporto. Vi aspettiamo numerosi! Il team di GeoSolutions,
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Meet GeoSolutions at INSPIRE Conference 2020 https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/blog/inspire-conference-2020/ https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/blog/inspire-conference-2020/#comments Sun, 26 Jan 2020 15:58:02 +0000 http://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/?p=4850 inspire 2020

Dear All, we are proud to announce that GeoSolutions is exhibiting at the INSPIRE Conference 2020 which will be held in Dubrovnik (Croatia) from 12 to 15 of May 2020.

GeoSolutions will be present at the exhibition with our INSPIRE & GeoServer expert Nuno Oliveira, therefore we will be happy to talk to you about our open source products GeoServerMapstore, GeoNode and GeoNetwork, as well as about our Enterprise Support Services and GeoServer Subscription offerings.

We are going to deliver our beloved workshop on GeoServer for INSPIRE called Publishing INSPIRE services with GeoServer and HALE but we are preparing  an updated version of the workshop to cover the following new topics:

  • Using GeoServer isolated workspaces to publish the same complex feature type multiple times.
  • Querying complex data using WFS GetFeature operation and stored queries.
  • Mapping simple types with multiple cardinality and polymorphic types.
  • New available output formats for complex features: GeoJSON and JSON-LD.
In addition we will also participate to a more general workshop named INSPIRE/api, focused on the new APIs for INSPIRE where we will explore work we are doing in various projects to implement the new OGC REST API for stakeholders like OGC and JRC.

We will also participate in the following special sessions, presenting the state of the art in publishing INSPIRE services using GeoServer as well the impact of the new OGC APIs  in new and existing GeoServer based INSPIRE services deployments:

  • OGC API - Features, a game changer, we will present: GeoServer OGC API - Features: introduction to the RESTful, schemaless, JSON first download service
  • INSPIRE Reference Data – Ready to take off?, we will present: INSPIRE services with GeoServer and HALE, where are we?

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.

See you in Dubrovnik!

The GeoSolutions team, ]]>
inspire 2020

Dear All, we are proud to announce that GeoSolutions is exhibiting at the INSPIRE Conference 2020 which will be held in Dubrovnik (Croatia) from 12 to 15 of May 2020.

GeoSolutions will be present at the exhibition with our INSPIRE & GeoServer expert Nuno Oliveira, therefore we will be happy to talk to you about our open source products GeoServerMapstore, GeoNode and GeoNetwork, as well as about our Enterprise Support Services and GeoServer Subscription offerings.

We are going to deliver our beloved workshop on GeoServer for INSPIRE called Publishing INSPIRE services with GeoServer and HALE but we are preparing  an updated version of the workshop to cover the following new topics:

  • Using GeoServer isolated workspaces to publish the same complex feature type multiple times.
  • Querying complex data using WFS GetFeature operation and stored queries.
  • Mapping simple types with multiple cardinality and polymorphic types.
  • New available output formats for complex features: GeoJSON and JSON-LD.
In addition we will also participate to a more general workshop named INSPIRE/api, focused on the new APIs for INSPIRE where we will explore work we are doing in various projects to implement the new OGC REST API for stakeholders like OGC and JRC.

We will also participate in the following special sessions, presenting the state of the art in publishing INSPIRE services using GeoServer as well the impact of the new OGC APIs  in new and existing GeoServer based INSPIRE services deployments:

  • OGC API - Features, a game changer, we will present: GeoServer OGC API - Features: introduction to the RESTful, schemaless, JSON first download service
  • INSPIRE Reference Data – Ready to take off?, we will present: INSPIRE services with GeoServer and HALE, where are we?

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.

See you in Dubrovnik!

The GeoSolutions team, ]]>
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Hi, from GeoSolutions US CEO https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/blog/hi-us-ceo/ https://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/blog/hi-us-ceo/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:15:09 +0000 http://www.geosolutionsgroup.com/?p=4809 luis-375-370 copy

Dear Reader,

after almost 10 years at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) leading the Innovation and Compliance Programs, I am very excited to join GeoSolutions and support developing of open source solutions in the US and Americas (See blog about the opening of US Office). In these years at OGC, I was not only able to see the raise of new open standards within the OGC agile prototyping approach, but also the raise and uptake of open source implementations of OCG standards. I remember, when I joined OGC, there were only two reference implementations: GeoServer for WMS and WFS and GeoNetwork for CSW.

GeoSolutions has been a company I have interacted with for many years. They have been selected as participants in several OGC Initiatives.  For example, in the 2019 Vector Tiles Pilot, the new OGC API (then called WFS 3.0) was advanced to serve tiles. GeoSolutions demonstrated WFS 3.0 and WMTS extensions with GeoServer and MapStore. The demonstration included and advance analysis of different styling approaches that is shaping the current OGC standards. The Pilot page provides the videos. I'm highlighting only two:

GeoSolutions_VTP Extension_WMTS GeoServer Service with MapStore Client

https://youtu.be/LL-spqq-LNU GeoSolutions Vector Tiles Part One - WMTS and WFS 3 Vector Tiles at Work https://youtu.be/icyRjVUWKao

In 2017, at the  OGC Testbed 13, test suites and implementations were developed in support of the efforts the US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)  to advance profiles of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG). GeoSolutions was selected to  implement WFS 2.0 and WMTS 1.0 profiles with GeoServer. Which speaks of the skills of GeoSolutions to adapt to particular needs and challenges in the US.

Part of my core believes are openness, open standards, and open source software. Geospatial software, will continue to impact our daily lives and solve complex problems for industry and governments. I'm excited to be part of the GeoSolutions team and I'm looking forward to support US and the Americas with robust open source solutions.

If you are interested in learning about how we can help you achieve your goals with our open source products GeoServerMapStoreGeoNode and GeoNetwork through our Enterprise Support Services and GeoServer Subscription offerings, feel free to contact us!

Luis, ]]>
luis-375-370 copy

Dear Reader,

after almost 10 years at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) leading the Innovation and Compliance Programs, I am very excited to join GeoSolutions and support developing of open source solutions in the US and Americas (See blog about the opening of US Office). In these years at OGC, I was not only able to see the raise of new open standards within the OGC agile prototyping approach, but also the raise and uptake of open source implementations of OCG standards. I remember, when I joined OGC, there were only two reference implementations: GeoServer for WMS and WFS and GeoNetwork for CSW.

GeoSolutions has been a company I have interacted with for many years. They have been selected as participants in several OGC Initiatives.  For example, in the 2019 Vector Tiles Pilot, the new OGC API (then called WFS 3.0) was advanced to serve tiles. GeoSolutions demonstrated WFS 3.0 and WMTS extensions with GeoServer and MapStore. The demonstration included and advance analysis of different styling approaches that is shaping the current OGC standards. The Pilot page provides the videos. I'm highlighting only two:

GeoSolutions_VTP Extension_WMTS GeoServer Service with MapStore Client

https://youtu.be/LL-spqq-LNU GeoSolutions Vector Tiles Part One - WMTS and WFS 3 Vector Tiles at Work https://youtu.be/icyRjVUWKao

In 2017, at the  OGC Testbed 13, test suites and implementations were developed in support of the efforts the US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)  to advance profiles of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG). GeoSolutions was selected to  implement WFS 2.0 and WMTS 1.0 profiles with GeoServer. Which speaks of the skills of GeoSolutions to adapt to particular needs and challenges in the US.

Part of my core believes are openness, open standards, and open source software. Geospatial software, will continue to impact our daily lives and solve complex problems for industry and governments. I'm excited to be part of the GeoSolutions team and I'm looking forward to support US and the Americas with robust open source solutions.

If you are interested in learning about how we can help you achieve your goals with our open source products GeoServerMapStoreGeoNode and GeoNetwork through our Enterprise Support Services and GeoServer Subscription offerings, feel free to contact us!

Luis, ]]>
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