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State of GeoNode 3.0 Free Webinar

Dear Reader, One of the core technologies in a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is a catalog. It’s like a town center where food providers and food consumers meet. Shoppers walk around and visually or by smelling they discover the food they want. They engage in a small chat and if they agree with the price they buy it. In the case of an SDI, a catalog is the virtual place where data providers and data consumers meet.  Data consumers discover resources and via rich descriptions (metadata) and previews,  they make a decision about using or not a particular data or service....


Upcoming Webinar: Best Practices for Optimizing Performance with GeoServer

Dear Reader, One of the main goals of GeoSolutions customers is to improve performance of their geospatial server. We have been improving open source tools (e.g. GeoServer and GeoWebCache) to allow for proper dissemination of large geospatial datasets in private and public cloud environments. In this post, I highlight some tricks and tips to improve performance and I also cordially invite you to a webinar on June 10th 11:00-12:00 EDT / 15:00 GMT, led by our GeoServer lead developer Andrea Aime. Check other time zones here.  We want to enable a client to play with maps backed by millions of geometries or...


Upcoming Free Webinar: What’s new in GeoServer 2.17?

Dear Reader, As most of you readers are aware, GeoServer is a very  popular open source tool to publish geospatial data. We, at GeoSolutions, are very fortunate to have in our team key code contributors, as well as, customers that support the advancement of GeoServer for the greater benefit of the geospatial community. Version 2.17 was released a week ago. A blog with detailed information is available at the GeoServer blog. In this post, I highlight some new functionality and invite you to a webinar on May 11th to learn more about the release from our GeoServer lead developer, Andrea Aime, The GeoServer 2.17 release comes with many interesting...


Health SDI, Simple APIs and Web Map Clients for COVID Tracking

Dear Reader, Sharing of health data has become one of the most important data sharing activities in the last months. The general population and authorities need to know the current situation not only about reported cases, deaths and recovered, but other data (e.g. hospital beds, ventilators, etc.) that supports properly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this health data, there are other non-health datasets (e.g. boundaries, socio-economic data) that provide context, complement and help decision makers better understand the possible actions to take. So, in today’s health emergency situation, an information sharing infrastructure with modern web visualization tools...


Upcoming Free Webinar: Serving OSM Data with GeoServer – Advanced Styling

Dear Reader, Open Street Map (OSM) is a popular collaboration mapping project that has over 2 million registered users. It provides the capability to update, using the power of crowdsourcing, critical information that can help decision makers and citizens to make day-to-day decisions. For example, the Humanitarian Open Street (HOT) Team is coordinating updating the status of hospitals, times that businesses are operating, and other useful data, during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is safe to say that OSM data is successfully used as base maps in a wide variety of tools and services. When it comes to using OSM data in our...