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Jackie Ng: Announcing: MapGuide Open Source 4.0 Preview 1

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2019-08-20 15:21
Time to get the first part of my plan in motion: Get a new release of MapGuide out there!

This 1st preview release of MapGuide Open Source 4.0 is the culmination of 2+ years (Wow! Time flies!) of trunk development since the release of MapGuide Open Source 3.1. Competing interest in other side projects like mapguide-react-layout undoubtedly contributing to the long stretch.

A cliff-notes summary of what's new in this release (along with the download links) can be found on the 4.0 Preview 1 release notes wiki page. This blog will showcase all the new features in an upcoming series of posts.

Only 64-bit windows binaries are available as of this post. Linux binaries will soon follow as I am still experimenting with a new packaging mechanism for the Linux builds.

And if the "Preview" designation does not give it away, this release represents a work-in-progress and is not indicative of what the 4.0 final release will look like. There is still plenty of work to be done and more preview releases to follow.
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GeoSolutions: Meet GeoSolutions at FOSS4G Bucharest 2019!

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2019-08-20 11:24

FOSS4G 2019

Dear Reader,

GeoSolutions is proud to announce that we will take part in this year FOSS4G in Bucharest, Romania, from 26th to 30th August.  The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global event for Open Source geospatial solutions, and this year will be held in Bucharest, Romania. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and businessmen from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation.

GeoSolutions is proud supporter for the event as a Bronze sponsor and we have also submitted a number of workshops and presentations on GeoServerGeoNode as well as MapStore, find the details here below.


  • Introduction to GeoNode, with Alessio Fabiani. Monday the 26th from 9:00 am to 13:00. Room 2.
  • Getting started with GeoServer: data configuration and styling, with Andrea Aime. Tuesday the 27th from 9:00 am to 13:00. Room 2.
  • Introduction to MapStore, mashups made simple, with Mauro Bartolomeoli. Tuesday the 27th from 14:00 pm to 18:00. Room 1.
  • Introduction to OGC services, with examples from GeoServer, with Andrea Aime and Mauro Bartolomeoli. Thursday the 29th from 3:30 am to 6:00 pm. Room 5 (labs).


  • State of GeoNode, with Alessio Fabiani. Wednesday the 28th from 14:30 to 15:00. Opereta.
  • One GeoNode, many GeoNode, with Alessio Fabiani. Wednesday the 28th from 15:30 to 16:00. Opereta.
  • Creating Stunning Maps in GeoServer, with SLD, CSS, YSLD and MBStyles, with Andrea Aime and Mauro Bartolomeoli. Wednesday the 28th from 14:30 to 15:00. Ronda Ballroom.
  • Crunching Data In GeoServer: Mastering Rendering Transformations, WPS And SQL Views, with Mauro Bartolomeoli and Andrea Aime. Wednesday the 28th from 12:30 to 13:00. Ronda Ballroom.
  • GeoServer Feature Frenzy, with Jody Garnett, Andrea Aime. Wednesday the 28th from 12:00 to 12:30. Ronda Ballroom.
  • State of GeoServer 2019, with Jody Garnett, Andrea Aime. Wednesday the 28th from 11:30 to 12:00. Ronda Ballroom
  • GeoServer WFS3: introduction to the RESTful, schemaless, JSON first download service, with Andrea Aime. Wednesday the 28th from 15:30 to 16:00. Fortuna Est.
  • Standing up a OSM clone with GeoServer and CSS, with Andrea Aime. Friday the 30th from 12:00 to 12:30. Ronda Ballroom.
  • MapStore, modern mashups made simple, with Mauro Bartolomeoli. Wednesday the 28th from 15:30 to 16:00. Ronda Ballroom.
  • Mapping the world beyond web mercator with GeoServer, with Andrea Aime. Thursday the 29th from 11:30 to 12:00. Bolero.
  • State of JAI Advanced Image Processing,  with Jody Garnett, Andrea Aime. Friday the 30th from 10:00 to 10:30. Fortuna Est.
  • The secret life of open source developers, with Andrea Aime and Ian Turton. Friday the 30th from 11:00 to 11:30. Grand Hall.

If you want further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to seeing you in Bucharest!

The GeoSolutions Team,

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FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest: FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest, coming soon to DVD and Blu Ray!

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2019-08-19 22:25

The global FOSS4G is the annual geospatial cornerstone event where the latest developments are presented, new projects are introduced and exciting geospatial exploration directions are grasped. Core people of our community and newcomers alike join FOSS4G each year to talk about their work, their plans, to share and gain knowledge. Participating in a global FOSS4G is a must for every person in the geospatial field, irrespective of professional background or experience level or of the application domain. Yet, sadly, joining the global FOSS4G is not in everyone’s reach.

When planning FOSS4G 2019, we have struggled to the best of our ability to make this conference as affordable as possible, yet we understood that even with the lowest fees and economical side expenses, many more stars must align for people to participate. On top of that, let us not forget that August is still a holiday month!..

For all those that cannot join us from various reasons in a week from now, in Bucharest, we are happy to say that you can tune in to the live streaming of all 11 parallel tracks and of course, the plenary sessions following these links http://streaming.media.ccc.de and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_2Lyc9VUX-jC-E1prJitHw.

Also, each talk will be recorded and published in the week following the conference. We are keen in the long time preservation of the FOSS4G 2019 talks, thus all will be stored on TIB AV-Portal.

We would like to express one more time our gratitude to the ones that are making all of these possible, C3Voc. They have kindly and generously answered positively to our call, offering their time and invaluable experience and knowledge voluntarily.

Thank you! The geospatial community is offering their appreciation.

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gvSIG Team: 11as Jornadas de Latinoamérica y Caribe / 5as Jornadas México de gvSIG

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2019-08-19 11:40

Durante la pasada semana tuvieron lugar las 5as Jornadas gvSIG de México, que este año además acogían las 11as Jornadas de Latinoamérica y Caribe. Aunque el evento se realizó los días 15 y 16 de agosto en Guanajuato, durante toda la semana hubo eventos relacionados con gvSIG y la geomática libre, no sólo en la Universidad de Guanajuato. Así, mientras en la UAEM de Toluca el profesor Ángel Marqués Mateu de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Geodésica, Cartográfica y Topográfica de la UPV impartía talleres de programación en gvSIG, en la Universidad de Guanajuato se impartía un curso intensivo de gvSIG para usuarios de tres días de duración; en paralelo Lidia Yadira Pérez Aguilar, de la Universidad de Sinaloa, realizó un curso de creación de geoportales con software libre. Todos estos talleres y cursos, al igual que los propios de las Jornadas estuvieron llenos, mostrando el interés creciente por gvSIG. Durante las jornadas los asistentes pudieron introducirse tanto en el uso de gvSIG Desktop mediante dos cursos, básico y avanzado, como en su programación (mediante otros dos cursos). De forma complementaria se impartió un interesante taller de introducción al análisis espacial con R – que como sabréis tiene integración con gvSIG – y de ConvertGISEpanet – RunEpanetGIS, un interesante software desarrollado para el tratamiento de la información en redes de abastecimiento de agua y que, igualmente, permite trabajar de forma conjunta con gvSIG Desktop.

Al igual que los talleres, las distintas sesiones de ponencias colgaron el cartel de aforo completo, y en ellas hubo participación tanto de la Asociación gvSIG como del mundo académico e institucional. Alumnos, investigadores y profesores, entidades oficiales y empresas entre el público. GvSIG, un proyecto transversal.

Más allá de las ponencias, de los talleres, de todas las actividades orientadas a compartir y transferir conocimiento, a extender la red, la Comunidad gvSIG, lo más interesante han sido todas las colaboraciones y nuevos proyectos que vendrán y cuyo germen han sido estas jornadas. Datos libres, soberanía tecnológica y austeridad (reutilización) como Mandatos gubernamentales que sobrevolaron el evento.

Como reza el lema de la Universidad de Guanajuato, “La verdad os hará libres”, y proyectos como gvSIG libres y soberanos tecnológicamente.

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GIScussions: A letter to my friends in Bucharest

OSGeo Planet - Sat, 2019-08-17 09:24
The very first sighting of a FOSSG 2019 t-shirt, Jachym, Vasile and me at FOSS$G Europe in August 2018

It is just over a week until FOSS4G will kick off in Bucharest. If things had gone to plan we would have been ambling our way to Bucharest via Prague and Vienna at the moment, but that is not to be unfortunately. So I won’t be running another Sales & Marketing 101 workshop or presenting on Product Management in OSGeo Projects (hopefully both will get a reprise later in the year) and I will have to follow FOSS4G from afar.

So here are a few thoughts from me as we build up to the workshops and then the opening plenary session in the magnificent venue.

To my friends who are organising FOSS4G, particularly Vasile and Codrina – you have done an amazing job building the excitement, attending to detail, constructing a brilliant program with lots of new features and innovations and the event promises to be another great milestone for our community. We don’t just write open source software we are on a mission to share the benefits of open geo with communities around the world and increasingly we are making our events accessible to more and more people. Last year FOSS4G in Tanzania was an opportunity to share with a community that are hungry for knowledge and opportunity, this year we will be in Central Europe with a whole new group of people able to learn, share, teach and enjoy open geo stuff. Over the last 3 years our Travel Grant Programme has helped hundreds of people to attend FOSS4G events (global and regional), I am proud to have worked with you on this year’s programme. My wish/advice to you is to relish every moment of your wonderful event, it will be over all too quickly once it starts.

To all of my friends who are attending FOSS4G this year, I am sorry that we won’t get the chance to catch up, learn together, share and party. FOSS4G is more than just a conference it is the annual gathering of the tribes that represent our community, it is where initiatives get conceived or re-energised, it is where code gets sprinted and where new friendships are forged.

Although I can’t make it to Bucharest I will be doing my best to share FOSS4G with you by following the live streams (where are they?) and chatting across twitter.

Have a great FOSS4G

May the FOSS be with you


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Paul Ramsey: BC IT Outsourcing 2018/19

OSGeo Planet - Fri, 2019-08-16 07:00

The years keep on ticking by, but the numbers never get any smaller. The contracts are written for decades at a time, and change is hard so…?

In the UK, the review of IT outsourcing contracts was called the “Ocean Liner report”, with reference to how long it takes to turn one around.

That said, the curve of BC outsourced IT spending continues to march upward.

To what do we owe the continued growth? This year, no one vendor can really claim the lion’s share of growth, and yet every vendor except Maximus notched some modest growth. I would expect the $79M Maximus revenue line to shrink pretty quickly over the next couple years, as the MSP billing system winds down.

Maximus revenue won’t go to zero though. Having built out the infrastructure for collecting MSP premiums, they took that expertise and won contracts to collect court ordered family support payments. That vendor relationship got so intertwined with the Ministry that the Auditor General looked askance at it. They also used their position in the data flow to ramp up billings by taking on more responsibilities and adding to their systems.

This is one of the reasons that billings tend to go up-and-up even though outsourcing contracts are usually justified in the name of cost control and predictability.

From a vendor point of view, the beauty of an outsourcing agreement is that it lands you into the heart of a business, providing a privileged view of the opportunity space. There is nothing a client likes more (assuming they have the budget) then a vendor that can pro-actively provide a proposal to fix an obvious business problem. The fact that the visibility into those problems is monopolized by the incumbent vendor is just an unfortunate side effect. Over time, these little proposals can grow into whole new lines of outsourced work. If there is no internal capacity to support the new programs, the vendor just increases its share of government revenues.

The UK is as big and complex as BC (more so, of course) and they have reviewed their major outsourcing contracts, and exited a few. Iain Patterson, who wrote the “Ocean Liner” report, saw incumbent vendors, and their bias towards the (lucrative) status quo as a barrier to modernization:

Unfortunately, the main barrier that prevents departments from investing in these solutions is the contract landscape. Many still have large, legacy contracts using system integrators which affect their ability to change their technology estate. They’re faced with costly change control requests and complicated workarounds to link up cloud-based commodity solutions with their existing technology.

Unfortunately, there is no one answer to how to get out of the bind, except “very slowly and carefully”. As Patterson said:

“Understand the capabilities you have,” he said. “Understand what you’ve got as far as your contractual commitments. When the contracts expire, work with the companies that hold those contracts to try and change that landscape during the lifetime of the contract.

“And if you can’t do that, then we will try to do things in a different way. But we’ll come out of those contracts understanding what it is that we have in them at that moment in time, what can we commoditise in those, and where they are best suited to be delivered from, whether that’s internal, external, or whether there are things we can buy now rather than build.”

Turn that ocean liner, a little bit at a time.

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CARTO Blog: 10 Location Intelligence Events You Should Attend This Fall

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2019-08-15 10:00
Energized from your summer vacation (which hopefully you’re enjoying right now, sipping a refreshing beverage and enjoying the CARTO blog), fall is a great time to get back...
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FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest: FOSS4G2019 morning run

OSGeo Planet - Tue, 2019-08-13 10:32

Our everyday life activities keep us in a static mode, focused on a monitor, often typing energetically into small plastic pieces with symbols on them. Even though some of us daily see thousands of square kilometers from above or map hundreds of kilometers of roads, we barely move, keeping count of our steps from the desk to the coffee shop in the corner and to the conference room, hoping to hit the desired number of… steps. Exercising is important and not only because the doctors says so. That is why, we invite you on Thursday morning, from 7 to 8, to join us for a run around the Parliament Palace. We hope to see as many as you there, ready for your workout, even though the evening before sets the start of the FOSS4G2019 social events with the Ice Breaker! After all, an old Romanian saying clearly defines the guidelines “Who stays up late to party, must also wake early to work.”

The track: https://www.strava.com/segments/5943713
The meeting point: Izvor Park
The details: 2.90 km / lap, +19m elevation difference lap
The run: 2 laps

You can register for free here.

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FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest: Safety first. Always.

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2019-08-12 15:13

We worry about the weather, we worry about the last bug report we read, we worry whether we will catch the next train home or where it’s best to on holiday this year. Each day we constantly think and analyse about a million things. We, the BLOC, do the same. We constantly think of all elements that together mold into your FOSS4G2019 and analyse if we made the best choices, if there is something more that has to be done, something that needs to be changed. Yet, among all things, there is one aspect we know it is perfectly covered, your and our safety.

During the FOSS4G2019 conference (28-30 August), there will be at the venue the observant team of the Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication (SMURD). SMURD is an emergency rescue service based in Romania and we are very happy that they have accepted to voluntarily oversee that all participants at FOSS4G2019 will remain worrying of the everyday things, weather, bug reports, what talks to see and to whom to catch in the next coffee break.

Safety comes first. Always.

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GeoSolutions: MapStore Release 2019.02.00

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2019-08-12 13:21


Dear Reader,

We are pleased to announce the release 2019.02.00 of MapStore, our flagship Open Source WebGIS product. The full list of changes for this release can be found here, but the most interesting additions are the following:

  • Filtering Layers: You can now create virtual layers in the TOC by filtering GeoServer layers using the Query Builder.
  • Improved Annotations: now you can create different types of annotations (like lines, circles, polygons, text and symbols). You can even convert a measure into an annotation
  • Timeline Map Sync: Now you can filter the timeline to show only times of the features in the current map viewport.
  • Highlight results on map of the MapInfo tool: to highlight on map the resulting features of an Identify operation
  • Catalog tool: improved the UI and introduced advanced settings options with also a customizable template to show CSW metadata
  • Search by coordinates: a new option in Search Bar to zoom to one location inserting the coordinates manually
  • Export of a map: a new menu option to export map definitions
  • Import tool: an improved UI to import map definitions but also GeoJSON files, KML/KMZ files, Shapefiles and GPX files
  • Measure Tool: improved UI for the Measure tool with additional capabilities to convert the measure as a annotation
  • Layer Groups and layer/group tooltips in TOC: introduced an easily way to manage and create groups of layers and the possibility to configure tooltips for layer/groups of layers (title and description) in TOC
Other improvements are as follows:
  • Feature Grid Date/Time quick filters now allow operators (< > = <>...)
  • Authorization Rule Manager support for integrated version of GeoFence in GeoServer
As usual we have performed many bug fixes and performance improvements (also for Timeline and Style Editor components). Let's now dig a bit more into the more important features.

Filtering Layer

When using vector layers it might be useful to work with a subset of features. MapStore now lets you set up a Layer Filter that acts directly on a layer with WFS available and filter its content upfront. The map will immediately update when a filter is created and all other tools will take it into consideration when used. Moreover, the filter is saved into the map context so will be automatically applied when you re-open a saved map. Notice that this feature requires you to use GeoServer as the backend service.

[caption id="attachment_4615" align="aligncenter" width="679"]Filtering a layer Filtering a layer[/caption]

Improved Annotations

MapStore lets you enrich the map with special features which expose additional information, mark particular position on the map and so on. The previous tool of Annotation has been vastly improved with several additional functionalities and capabilities as follows:

  • Many types of annotation are now available, not only markers like before
  • Ability to import/export annotations
  • Support to SVG symbols: in addition to markers you can also configure your custom list of SVG symbols
  • Advanced Styling: for each annotation you can customize the style with a style editor
  • ... and more, please visit our online documentation to learn more about it
[caption id="attachment_4591" align="aligncenter" width="708"]New Annotations tool New Annotations tool[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4592" align="aligncenter" width="405"]Circle Annotation Style Editor Circle Annotation Style Editor[/caption] Timeline Map Sync

You may wonder how to show on the timeline only the times instants covered by the data that is visible on the map, especially when you are exploring a big data set. Enabling the Map Sync Buttonthe timeline will show only the time instants for the data available in the current map.

[caption id="attachment_4583" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Filter Timeline by viewport Filter Timeline by viewport[/caption]

Highlight on map the Identify results

You can highlight features resulting from an Identify operation: a new button in the Identify toolbar is now available to activate this functionality.

[caption id="attachment_4585" align="aligncenter" width="968"]Highlight features on map with the improved Identify tool Highlight features on map with the improved Identify tool[/caption]

Catalog tool

The Catalog tool UI has been reviewed including the capability to expand/collapse layer cards to show/truncate long descriptions. Also some advanced settings capabilities have been added to:

  • Show/Hide the layer thumbnail
  • Configure a metadata template to customize the layer details to show from the CSW output
[caption id="attachment_4589" align="aligncenter" width="696"]The improved catalog tool The improved catalog tool[/caption]   Search by coordinates

Through the Search Bar you have the possibility to zoom to a specific point and place a marker in its position. The point can be specified typing its coordinates both in decimal and aeronautical formats. A new burger menu inside the Search bar is now available to easily provide alternative searching capabilities (by coordinates or defining your custom WFS search service).

[caption id="attachment_4594" align="aligncenter" width="588"]Search options in Search Bar Search options in Search Bar[/caption]  

Import - Export tools

You can now import vector data on the map with an improved UI that includes the support for the GeoJSON format too, as well as MKL/KMZ, Shapefile and GPX.

You can also export the map context, share it and then re-import it in an existing map or MapStore instance.

[caption id="attachment_4596" align="aligncenter" width="718"]New Import tool New Import tool[/caption]   Measure tool The UI of the Measure tool has been improved, now you can also convert a measure into an annotation! [caption id="attachment_4599" align="aligncenter" width="682"]New Measure tool New Measure tool[/caption]   Layer Groups and layer/group tooltips  TOC and Layer settings have been improved to easily create groups of layers with a more friendly user interface. [caption id="attachment_4603" align="aligncenter" width="545"]Button to create a new group/sub-group in TOC Button to create a new group/sub-group in TOC[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4606" align="aligncenter" width="497"]Setting a group for a selected layer in TOC Setting a group for a selected layer in TOC[/caption]   With this MapStore release you have also the possibility to configure the tooltip composition and its placement around the layer/group card in TOC. [caption id="attachment_4604" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Tooltip configuration in layer/group settings Tooltip configuration in layer/group settings[/caption]   Ongoing and future work

For the next releases we have plans to work on the following (in sparse order)

  • Further improvements to charts and dashboards (we have in plan to add some interesting capabilities, stay tuned!)
  • Ability to create storytelling resources a-la StoryMaps via the GeoStory development.
  • Support for multiple map projections (expected in next major release 2019.03.00 of MapStore)
  • Vector Tiles and MapBox Style support

Stay tuned for additional news on the next features!

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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Fernando Quadro: Ajuste de desempenho no GeoServer

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2019-08-12 10:30

Como já deve ser sabido por vocês, a versão binária do GeoServer traz consigo um servlet container, o Jetty, que possui por default configurações que possibilita uma rápida inicialização, porém isso não garante uma alta performance.

Para aumentar a performance é necessário definir algumas configurações de desempenho na Máquina Virtual Java (JVM) para o seu container. Vale ressaltar que estas configurações não são para um container específico, desta forma você pode usar para o Jetty, para o Tomcat, para o JBoss, entre outros.

Abaixo, vou listar algumas das opções de configurações que você pode utilizar e onde você deve inserir esses comandos. Lembrando que foi testado com o GeoServer 2.15.1 rodando no Java 11.

-Xmn2048m : Define o tamanho inicial e máximo do novo heap
-Xms1024m : É o espaço na memória que está comprometido com a VM na inicialização. A JVM pode crescer até o tamanho de Xmx
-Xmx2048m : Determina o tamanho do heap a ser reservado na inicialização da JVM.
-XX:+ScavengeBeforeFullGC : Atua no Garbage Collection (GC)
-XX:ParallelGCThreads=4 : Define o número de threads usados ​​durante as fases paralelas do GC
-XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled : Habilita o paralelismo do coletor CMS
-XX:MinHeapFreeRatio=30 : Porcentagem mínima de heap livre após atuação do GC, para evitar expansão.
-XX:SurvivorRatio=8 : Relação entre eden/survivor (tamanho do espaço). O valor padrão é 8.
-XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=15 : Valor máximo para o Tenuring Threshold. O valor padrão é 15
-XX:+DisableExplicitGC : Desativa as chamadas para System.gc(). Observe que a JVM ainda executa o GC quando necessário.
-XX:ThreadStackSize=256k : Tamanho da thread (em Kbytes)
-Duser.timezone=America/Sao_Paulo : Define o timezone
-Duser.language=pt : Define a lingua
-Duser.country=BR : Define o país
-Dfile.encoding=ISO-8859-1 : Define o encoding
-Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000 : Especifica o funcionamento do GC uma vez por hora, em vez da taxa padrão é de uma vez por minuto.
-Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000 : Especifica o funcionamento do GC uma vez por hora, em vez da taxa padrão é de uma vez por minuto.

Para adicionar estas opções de configurações você deve alterar a linha abaixo no arquivo startup (dentro da pasta bin):

"%RUN_JAVA%" %JAVA_OPTS% -DGEOSERVER_DATA_DIR="%GEOSERVER_DATA_DIR%" -Djava.awt.headless=true -DSTOP.PORT=8079 -DSTOP.KEY=geoserver -jar start.jar


"%RUN_JAVA%" %JAVA_OPTS% -DGEOSERVER_DATA_DIR="%GEOSERVER_DATA_DIR%" -Djava.awt.headless=true -Xmn1024m -Xms2048m -Xmx2048m -XX:+ScavengeBeforeFullGC -XX:ParallelGCThreads=4 -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:MinHeapFreeRatio=30 -XX:SurvivorRatio=8 -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=15 -XX:+DisableExplicitGC -XX:ThreadStackSize=256k -Duser.timezone=America/Sao_Paulo -Duser.language=pt -Duser.country=BR -Dfile.encoding=ISO-8859-1 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000 -DSTOP.PORT=8079 -DSTOP.KEY=geoserver -jar start.jar

Feito isso, salve o arquivo. Lembrando que se você estiver no Windows, deve alterar o arquivo startup.bat, e se estiver no Linux deve alterar o arquivo startup.sh. Reinicie o GeoServer, e deixe ele “voar”.

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FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest: Taraf de Caliu at FOSS4G2019 Gala Dinner

OSGeo Planet - Sun, 2019-08-11 20:33

—Attention! Spoilers ahead!—

In the last few weeks, we have been constantly sharing the progress we’re making to shape up your FOSS4G2019 Bucharest. We’ve introduced the awesome hands-on workshops, the full conference schedule, keynotes, our partners, sponsors, the EO Data Challenge, the B2B platform. All the serious staff. But, be at ease, no aspect of the FOSS4G2019 has been left out…

Some of you might vaguely remember a regional FOSS4G 2013 in Bucharest, others might have remembered a small, but intriguing paragraph in our proposal, something like: “It will be said that Bucharest FOSS4G2019 was a FOSS4G for the strong ones. The Romanian OSGeo Local Chapter – geo-spatial.org – has, we believe, a pretty well-known reputation for what would commonly be known as “work hard, party hard”.

We thought a lot about the main artistic act of the Gala Dinner for FOSS4G 2019. We already have the coolest DJ possible for the Ice Breaker Party (also joining the Gala Dinner, of course), but more was needed, we want to share from our rich and diverse cultural spirit. You are coming after all in a Slavic region, visiting Latin people. We want a fine touch that we all remember, we want to make people dance – but most of all to make people feel.

You should’ve seen us, around the table, discussing about it: We should go in that direction! No, wait I have a better idea! No! I have a BETTER idea than your better idea!

It should be joyful.
It should be emotional.
It should be lively.
It should be representative.
It should be mind-blowing.

But when it’s right, you just know it. And so it was, we decided that Taraf de Caliu is the best possible choice for the FOSS4G 2019 Gala Dinner, at the Romanian Palace of Parliament. Probably among the last true Romanian lăutari. A unique occasion for you, so please, do not forget to pack your dancing shoes. We would tell you more about how this is gonna’ roll, but we already know the description won’t do justice to what we have planned.

Our strong recommendation for you is to not miss this Gala Dinner, on August 29. We promise our main act for the night will be one to remember. Happy, emotional, lively, representative and mind-blowing.

Hold on to that ticket of yours (virtually speaking, of course), or register now if you’re still thinking about it. Please, remember to have your badge/documents with you so you can pass the security filter at the Palace of Parliament! Better safe than sorry! And we guarantee you will be sorry if you’ll miss Taraf de Caliu!

The musicians from Clejani are probably the most inspired and vital of all lautari in Romania, being surely stimulated by their southern origins. Taraf de Caliu brings together legends of gypsy music such as Gheorghe „Caliu” Anghel, Viorica Rudareasa, Marius Manole, Ionica Tanase, Sile Neacsu.

Since 1991*, the year in which their music began taking on western Europe, the musicians from Clejani have performed all over the world in places as culturally different as possible – Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, New York, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles. If we are to name just a few of their fans and collaborators, we’d go for Yehudi Menuhin, Kronos Quartet (alongside which they produced), Johnny Depp (with whom they starred in “The Man Who Cried”) and Yohji Yamamoto.

Under the name of Taraf de Haidouks, the group was awarded in 2002 with BBC World Music prize for Best Group in Europe & Middle East.

Although we are inclined to push forward their recent achievements in the music industry, what makes their performances so powerful is not the last 10 or 20 years in which they were exposed to such diverse cultures, but their own cultural & musical heritage. The group is formed by authentic “lautari” that have grown and developed around their culture’s music, have performed since they were children and to whom music is life.

They are the last generation of its kind. Their craft is the result of centuries of gypsy culture transmitted through music.

*Information source https://www.facebook.com/tarafdecaliu.

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PostGIS Development: PostGIS 3.0.0alpha4, 2.5.3, 2.4.8, 2.3.10 Released

OSGeo Planet - Sun, 2019-08-11 00:00

The PostGIS development team is pleased to provide enhancements/features 3.0.0alpha4 for 3.0 feature major branch bug fix 2.5.3, 2.4.8, and 2.3.10 for the 2.5, 2.4, and 2.3 stable branches.

3.0.0alpha4 This release works with PostgreSQL 9.5-12beta3 and GEOS >= 3.6

Best served with PostgreSQL 12beta3. Designed to take advantage of features in PostgreSQL 12 and Proj 6

2.5.3 This release supports PostgreSQL 9.3-12 You are encouraged to use the PostGIS 3.0 unreleased branch with PostgreSQL 12 , which has features specifically designed to take advantage of features new in PostgreSQL 12.

2.4.8 This release supports PostgreSQL 9.3-10.


This release supports PostgreSQL 9.2-10.

View all closed tickets for 3.0.0, 2.5.3, 2.4.8, 2.3.10.

After installing the binaries or after running pg_upgrade, make sure to do:


— if you use the other extensions packaged with postgis — make sure to upgrade those as well

ALTER EXTENSION postgis_sfcgal UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_topology UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_tiger_geocoder UPDATE;

If you use legacy.sql or legacy_minimal.sql, make sure to rerun the version packaged with these releases.

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CARTO Blog: Stop Using Zip Codes for Geospatial Analysis

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2019-08-08 10:00
The last time you used your zip code, you were most likely entering your address into a website to make a purchase, finding a store near your home or office, or filling out...
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Andrea Antonello: Geopaparazzi 6 betas - testers wanted

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2019-08-08 09:47
Dear all,
as you might have noticed, the upcoming geopaparazzi release will introduce huge changes due to the migration to the graphically accelerated VTM engine in substitution of the old version of mapsforge we were using and that was getting unusable due to https online resources policies on Android.

Also this version of geopaparazzi contains a sparkling new build of spatialite based on proj 6 and is available for 64bit devices. So this also will need some review to make sure it works on most devices.

All this allowed us to have several great functionalities as for example a 2.5 view

or the possibility to have multiple layers loaded (ex. mbtiles on top of online maps). Also this will soon open the possibility for vector tile layers, which is a huge improvement on the long run.

Being that many changes in the game, Brent Fraser suggested to make the beta release available for community testing and I agree with him.

The first beta release has been uploaded and a link will be placed and updated at the end of this post. Everyone can try it out, test it, let us know, possible in the issue tracker.

Each updated beta will have also the translations updated, if you need to check on some strings.

I am quite confident that we can make a beta release every day from now on, if there are changes in the code (fixes) or updated translations.

The links are directly going to the apk, so this can be smoothly done from the device.

Clearly this will also need an updated user manual, which is again a big task. Brent opened a ticket where the task can be monitored in the manual's issue tracker. If you are able to help, please get in touch with us.

My wish is to get the geopaparazzi 6 release out at the "Geopaparazzi: state of the art" presentation at Foss4G 2019.

Thanks to everyone.

List of betas (pick the first to get the newest):

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gvSIG Team: 15th International gvSIG Conference: Proposals submission and registration

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2019-08-08 07:59

The 15th International gvSIG Conference will be held from November 6th to 8th at School of Engineering in Geodesy, Cartography and Surveying (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain) under the slogan “We create Technology“.

Communication proposals submission is now open for both paper and poster, and they can be sent to the email address: conference-contact@gvsig.com. Information regarding to regulations on communication presentations and deadline can be found in the Communications section of the event website.

In addition, registration period for the Conference is now open. Registrations are free of cost (limited capacity) and must be done through the application form on the Conference web page. Registration for workshops, that will be free of charge too, will be able to be done after program publishing in an independent web form.

Organizations interested in collaborating in the event can find information in the section: How to collaborate, with different levels of sponsoring.

All the information related to the conference, including workshops information, will be published at gvSIG Blog.

We expect your participation!


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gvSIG Team: 15as Jornadas Internacionales gvSIG: Envío de propuestas e inscripciones abiertas

OSGeo Planet - Thu, 2019-08-08 07:59

Las 15as Jornadas Internacionales gvSIG tendrán lugar del 6 al 8 de noviembre de 2019 en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Geodésica, Cartográfica y Topográfica (Universitat Politècnica de València, España), bajo el lema “Creamos Tecnología”.

A partir de ahora pueden remitirse las propuestas de comunicación, tanto para ponencia como para póster, a la dirección de correo electrónico conference-contact@gvsig.com. Toda la información sobre las normas para la presentación de comunicaciones, así como las fechas límite para el envío de las propuestas, puede consultarse en el apartado ‘Comunicaciones’ de la web de las jornadas.

Por otro lado, se ha abierto ya el periodo de inscripción a las jornadas. Las inscripciones son totalmente gratuitas (con aforo limitado) y se ha de realizar a través del formulario existente en la página web de las Jornadas. Las inscripciones a los talleres, que también serán gratuitas, se realizarán de forma independiente tras la publicación del programa de las jornadas.

Finalmente, las organizaciones interesadas en colaborar en el evento pueden encontrar información en el apartado ‘¿Cómo colaborar?’ de la web de las jornadas, con distintos niveles de patrocinio disponibles.

Toda la información sobre las jornadas, incluyendo los talleres que se impartirán, se irá publicando en el blog de gvSIG.

¡Esperamos vuestra participación!

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Cameron Shorter: Two tech writers for OSGeo Season of Docs

OSGeo Planet - Wed, 2019-08-07 23:31
Felicity Brand and Swapnil Ogale have been selected to join Google's Season Of Docs, under the umbrella of the OSGeo Foundation. Felicity and Swapnil are both seasoned technical writers, keen to help, and keen to learn about working with Open Source communities. I'm sure you will make them feel welcome and will help them to help us.

Felicity has opted to focus on reviewing OSGeo Quickstarts.

Swapnil had opted to create writing templates for Open Source, but these tasks are being superseded by the emerging GoodDocsProject, so we plan to focus Swapnil in one of the other writing tasks on the OSGeo agenda. (More details to come).

Of note, discussion about OSGeo's Season Of Docs has led to scores of writing volunteers signing up to progress documentation in GeoNetwork, QGIS, OSGeoLive and Open Source in general through TheGoodDocsProject. Come join our email list, or reach out to me, if you are interested.
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Fernando Quadro: Curso de GeoServer – Turma 17

OSGeo Planet - Mon, 2019-08-05 13:07

Caros leitores,

Quero convidá-los a participarem do Curso Online de GeoServer que estarei ministrando pela GEOCURSOS. O objetivo do curso é que você aprenda a disponibilizar, compartilhar e editar dados geográficos na internet com o GeoServer.

No curso serão abordados tópicos como: configuração de dados, criação de estilo com SLD, padrões OGC, interface administrativa (web), visualização cartográfica com OpenLayers, REST API, Segurança, entre outros.

O curso ocorrerá entre os dias 17 e 26 de setembro (terças, quartas e quintas) das 20:00 as 22:00 (horário de Brasília).

Aqueles que poderem divulgar para seus contatos, agradeço. Quem quiser saber mais informações sobre o curso, pode obtê-las nos seguintes links:

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Cameron Shorter: Considering future Open Geospatial conferences in Oceania

OSGeo Planet - Sun, 2019-08-04 23:26
“What should we do about upcoming conferences for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) and State of the Map (SotM) within our Oceania region?”

Image by @mapmakerdavidWe didn’t have an answer to this question at the last OSGeo Oceania board meeting. At the moment, no one is volunteering to chair. No one is backing a city with commitment, and that is a problem we hope to solve.

Pertinent is that the international FOSS4G will be held somewhere outside of Europe or North America in 2021 and a call for a two-page Expressions Of Interest is coming out in September 2019 (soon). We have a very compelling case for bringing the international community to our region, if we try.

Are you keen to see FOSS4G and SotM continue in our region? Do you have ideas about where and how? Would you like to help make it happen? Are you interested in mentoring or being mentored by a bunch of committed volunteers who have worked on prior FOSS4G events? If so, why don’t you talk to us? Come join our email list and introduce yourself. We particularly want to hear ideas about what we should do about FOSS4G in the next two years.

Some history:
  • 2009: FOSS4G-International in Sydney. During the global financial crisis, we had lower attendance than expected, but managed to stay profitable when similar conferences were losing money.
  • 2018: FOSS4G SotM Oceania in Melbourne. Exceeded expectations for size, sponsorship, activities, and engagement.
  • 2019: FOSS4G SotM Oceania Wellington: Has already exceeded sponsorship targets and sold out early bird tickets within a week.
  • 2020: FOSS4G SotM Oceania: Where?
  • 2021: FOSS4G-International: Should we bid for it?

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