Category Archives: Behind The Scenes

Java Code Sprint

Day 1 Quality Assurance Thanks to the foss4g and WhereCampPDX for Automated Testing with CITE Team Engine Andrea and Justin have lead the charge updating the GeoServer CITE tests (see Cite Sprint). The goals are initially modest: enable developers (other than Justin) to setup and run CITE tests. Justin is working on updating our “easy to [...]

GeoServer Translation Interview with Frank Gasdorf

Here is an unusual post for the GeoServer blog – an interview! We have been asking Frank Gasdorf to write a blog post, to thank all the amazing translators, for some time. Finally in an act of desperation Jody managed to hunt him down on Skype for a few questions on how GeoServer translation works [...]

Vienna Code Sprint

This past week a few of the GeoServer developers gathered for a code sprint in Vienna, Austria. The sprint was planned by some of the OpenLayers developers and they graciously allowed us to join the party and share the venue for the week. Attendees from the GeoServer community included Andrea Aime, Niels Charlier, Justin Deoliveira, [...]

GeoServer hidden treasures: filter functions

Ever had the need to format some text in SLD, or to perform complex filter in WFS, and noticed that the basic elements of the OGC Filter specification left you wanting for more? If so, welcome to the club. One thing few people know is that both SLD and WFS filtering capabilities can be extended [...]

Seven CSIRO jobs for open source geospatial software developers in Perth, Western Australia

CSIRO is now hiring seven software developers “to join an established team within CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering (CESRE). As part of the Australian Spatial Research Data Commons (ASRDC) Project, this team is responsible for investigating and implementing open source and open standards based software for geospatial information exchange using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) [...]

Adding Time support to GeoServer via the ImageMosaic plugin

Lately, I have been working on adding support for the TIME attribute for GeoServer in WMS GetMap requests via an improvement of the ImageMosaic raster store: http://yourserver/geoserver/wms?REQUEST=GetMap&…&TIME=2009-12-12,2009-12-13&… You can get some more details on the GeoSolutions blog.

Proposal for improving ImagePyramid support (and other small developments)

Ciao a tutti, Supporting a project such as GeoServer requires a great investment of time and resources. Organizations that support it are faced with the problem of finding funding. As founder of my own company, I often find myself in the position to seek funding for supporting GeoServer and I obviously tend to prefer large [...]

GeoServer to support G8 help desk

This week the G8 will take place in L’Aquila, Italy, meanwhile a wide number of organizations are working hard to deliver services, data and information for a correct development of the G8 activities. Thanks to the contribution of the geoSDI research group belonging to the CNR IMAA Research Center and in collaboration with GeoSolutions, all these organizations [...]

GeoServer app-schema meeting in Perth, Western Australia

Last week AuScope hosted a GeoServer app-schema meeting in Perth, Western Australia, to bring together developers, information modellers, and users: https://twiki.auscope.org/twiki/bin/view/Grid/AuScopeSissGeoserverMeeting2009 The meeting was attended by Jody Garnett, GeoServer developers Justin Deoliveira and Gabriel Roldán from OpenGeo, AuScope Spatial Information Services Stack developers, GeoSciML gurus, and AuScope participants including GeoScience Victoria, Geoscience Australia, and Landgate. [...]

GeoServer chart extension

Business reporting is a common need in various organisations. Most of the time, it is built upon tables and simple charts, such as pie or bar charts. Yet, sometimes, you need to add an extra dimension into it, in particular, geographic distribution. In some cases a thematic map does the job nicely, but if you [...]

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