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Hibernating GeoServer: seeking for scalability and robustness

I thought it would have been worth spending a few minutes to let people know about this development that we are bringing forward at GeoSolutions.Being not only GeoServer developers but also GeoServer hungry users, we have been a bit unpleased in the past by the scalability problems that it was showing by the fact that:GeoServer was keeping all its configuration into memoryGeoServer was making use XML files to handle its internal configurationNow a lot of work has been lately for the upcoming 2.0 version of GeoServer, however, while 2 has been made less evident by GSIP 36 1 has not...

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Supporting FAO Fishery department with a custom GeoServer DataStore for Oracle

GeoSolutions is collaborating with FAO Fishery department in order to improve the statistical GIS application "Atlas of Tuna and Billfish Catches".The interactive version of the Atlas of Tuna and Billfish Catches presents the global distribution of 1950 to 2003 catches, at 5° latitude by 5° longitude resolution, of those tuna and tuna-like species for which this distribution is generally well known on the global scale. These species consist of the so-called principal market tunas and some billfishes.Its refactoring mainly consists into switching the actual architecture which produces static snapshots of the statistic requested by the users through a parameter selection...

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GeoSolutions is supporting the G8 meeting @ l’Aquila

GeoSolutions, in coordination with the geoSDI team, has helped to build and set up the geospatial portal and SDI used by the Italian Civil Protection and the G8 help desk, as you can see here and here, to support the G8 meeting at L'Aquila, Italy. The building blocks are well-known open source projects, GeoServer, GeoNetwork, geoSDI-ERA, OpenLayers, Hibernate.For those of you that don't have access to the portal I am posting here below some screenshots of the portal showing data from various WMS servers.In the pictures above you can se the portal overlaying WMS layers from differentWMS servers which have...

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New PMC members: GeoTools is moving forward

We are glad to announce that three new members have been appointed recently to the GeoTools Project Management Committee, the entity that is responsible for steering the GeoTools projects itself. The new members are Michael Bedward, Christian Mueller and Ben Caradoc-Davies, you can find a brief bio down below.Long story short, it is good to remind that despite the misleading information which has been spread around lately, the GeoTools project is alive and kicking!Michael Bedward is an ecologist with the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Sydney, Australia. He has over twenty years of professional experience in ecological field studies,...

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