GIS Cloud (beta) has been launched

GIS Cloud has just entered its public beta phase. GIS Cloud is an online “GIS for the web”. The ‘cloud’ in the name refers to it being SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). It is unclear if it is implemented in true ‘cloud’ fashion (eg. like Amazon EC2 or Microsoft’s Azure). Unlike the vast bulk of the “geo-web” systems ...

degree becomes a full OSGeo project

Over the weekend, OSGeo announced that the deegree project has ‘graduated’ from incubation status and is now a full OSGeo project. Markus Schneider, Vice President of deegree, has been appointed as project representative. deegree is a Java Framework offering the main building blocks for Spatial Data Infrastructures. Its entire architecture is developed using standards of ...

Technical Overview: Google Maps Data API

The Google Maps Data API is a web service that allows client applications to view, store, and update  map data for Google Maps, using the Google Data API. Data is stored in the form of individual features and collections of features. Full pricing information has yet to be released, but the service is currently free ...

Technical Overview: MapGuide

MapGuide is a web-based map platform that includes both server and client components. It is currently available in two forms: “MapGuide Open Source” from the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) under the Lesser GPL license; and as “Autodesk MapGuide for Enterprise” directly from Autodesk.

GDAL/OGR v1.7 has just been released

Over the weekend, v1.7.0 of the popular GDAL/OGR library was released. Although technically not a geo-web product, GDAL/OGR is used by a number of popular geo-web tools such as UMN MapServer. We also used a tool from the beta of this version in our recent Polar Maps and Projections article. as well as the usual ...