Tag: Open Source

The FOSS4G conference

The annual global FOSS4G conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA from September 8th to 13th, 2014. FOSS4G is considered the biggest global gathering for developers, users and a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation interested in open source geospatial software. This will be the tenth FOSS4G conference powered by OSGeo organization and sponsored by a number of organizations and individuals including Google, Esri, Azavea, Terrestris etc. The program begins with two days of workshops followed by three days with presentations and discussions (main conference) and in the last day -the Code Sprint – participants will be able...

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Disaster management with InaSAFE 2.0

An updated version of the Free and Open Source Software InaSAFE 2.0 was developed and released by Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the Australian Government along with the contribution of the World Bank-GFDRR. InaSAFE 2.0 works as a plugin for QGIS and the new version includes the ability to work with road data, e.g., downloading roads maps directly from OpenStreetMap (OSM). According to Dr Syamsul Maarif, the Head of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency, the software enables production of realistic natural hazard impact scenarios, by incorporating a range of natural hazard information, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami...

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Open Source GIS Software New Releases

Open Source Releases: QGIS 1.7.1, GeoServer 2.1.2, GeoTools 2.7.3, GEOS 3.3.1 Here’s recent geospatial open source software releases… QGIS 1.7.1 released, one of the best user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System. GeoServer 2.1.2 released, mostly a bugfix release. GEOS 3.3.1 released, GEOS is the C port of the JTS and incorporated into many other geospatial open source projects GeoTools 2.7.3...

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GeoServer 2.1.2 Released

The GeoServer team announced the release of the new GeoServer 2.1.2. They have underlined that this is mostly a bug-fixing release, with a number of minor improvements in the administration UI and REST configuration. There are however a couple new features that you might be interested in: The ability to mark a layer as “non advertised”. Layers flagged this way won’t appear in the capabilities document, making it a good way to add a layer group without having to tell the world about the layers included in it, and for any ”work in progress” or temporary layer that the...

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