Oregon Metro’s combination of FOSS4G with enterprise in web app development

Friday, August 29, 2014 | by

At Oregon Metro, we’ve developed a hybrid approach to web app development combining a variety of open source platforms including: GDAL and Tilemill with proprietary enterprise technologies such as .NET, Oracle and ESRI. This talk will cover the roles and pros and cons of the various platforms, the specific challenges . . .

MapMint: The 100% service-oriented GIS platform

Friday, August 29, 2014 | by

MapMint is an comprehensive task manager for publishing webmapping applications. It is a robust open source geospatial platform allowing the user to organize, edit, process and publish spatial data to the Internet. MapMint includes a complete administration tool for MapServer and a simple user interfaces to create mapfiles visually. Its . . .

From Nottingham to PDX: QGIS 2014 roundup

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | by

Following the long awaited QGIS 2 release, announced at FOSS4G 2013 in Nottingham, the project decided to switch to a regular release cycle with three versions per year. QGIS 2.2 was the first release in this cycle and already packed with many new features like 1:n relations, gradient fills, native . . .

State of QGIS Server

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | by

QGIS server continues to grow with an active community and expanding user base. Besides new styling features shared with QGIS desktop, new services have been added continuously. OGC WFS (Web Feature Service) and WFS-T were the first additions to WMS, recently followed by an OGC WCS (Web Coverage Service) implementation. . . .

Wikimaps Atlas : Wikipedia, D3js, SVG maps for webdevs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | by

Making encyclopedic maps for Wikipedia is currently a highly manual process resulting in a poor supply of maps that is unable to meet the demand of accurate and updated maps for various projects and languages.
Automate the creation of SVG base maps in a well researched cartographic style using the latest . . .

The unrelenting progress of design in open source

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | by

Open source geospatial is in an Enlightenment era regarding design; many teams are breaking away from tradition and embracing simple, clean, and usable interfaces. For a long time though, open source geospatial software, and geospatial software in general, seemed to pay little attention to the knowledge of the design community. . . .

Mapping in GeoServer with SLD and CSS

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | by

Various software can style maps and generate a proper SLD document for OGC compliant WMS like GeoServer to use. However, in most occasions, the styling allowed by the graphical tools is pretty limited and not good enough to achieve good looking, readable and efficient cartographic output. For those that like . . .

“Sliding” datasets together for more automated map tracing

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | by

Importing new/updated geometry into large dataset like Open Street Map is tricky business. Features represented in both need to be detected and merged. Often times editors are asked to completely “retrace” over updated maps as automated methods are unreliable.

While a 100% accurate merge is impossible, it is possible to auto . . . CSW implementation through pycsw and CKAN integration

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | by

This presentation will discuss the implementation of the CSW endpoint using pycsw within the infrastructure (architecture/enhancements/testing/deployment) and CKAN, which powers

CSW (Catalogue Service for the Web) is an OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) specification that defines common interfaces to discover, browse, and query metadata about data, services, and other potential . . .