Sourcepole - Aktuell,2015:mephisto/ Mephisto Drax 2015-02-18T09:30:20Z hdus,2015-02-17:6738 2015-02-17T11:08:00Z 2015-02-18T09:30:20Z Sourcepole Kursprogramm Frühling 2015 <p>Im Mai 2015 bietet Sourcepole wieder sein kompetentes Kursprogramm rund um alle GDI Komponenten an. Zu allen Kursen gehört umfangreiches Kursmaterial, Mittagessen und Kaffepausen. Bei Buchung eines Grundkurses und des darauf folgenden Aufbaukurses erhalten die Teilnehmer Rabatt auf den Kurspreis.</p> <p>Geo-Datenbank:</p> <ul> <li>PostgreSQL / PostGIS Einführung (4. - 5. Mai 2015)</li> <li>PostgreSQL / PostGIS für Fortgeschrittene (6. Mai 2015)</li> </ul> <p>Desktop GIS</p> <ul> <li>QGIS 2.8 / Enterprise Desktop Grundkurs (11. - 12. Mai 2015)</li> <li>QGIS 2.8 / Enterprise Desktop für Power User (13. Mai 2015)</li> </ul> <p>GDI</p> <ul> <li>Verteilte GDI mit der QGIS Suite und PostgreSQL (20. Mai 2015)</li> </ul> <p>QGIS Programmierung</p> <ul> <li>QGIS 2.8 / Enterprise Plugin Entwicklung mit PyQt4 und PyQGIS (18. - 19. Mai 2015)</li> </ul> <p>Informationen zu den Kursen und die Online Anmeldung finden Sie im <a href="">Kursprogramm</a></p> <p>Wir freuen uns darauf Sie in Zürich begrüssen zu können.</p> hdus,2014-11-20:6476 2014-11-20T16:08:00Z 2014-11-20T16:15:09Z QGIS Cloud - Speed up the loading time of the web client <p>QGIS Cloud is your personal geo-data infrastructure in the internet. Publish maps and data. Share geo-information with others. And all of this very easily, without server, infrastructure and expert knowledge. If you know QGIS Desktop, then you know QGIS cloud just as well. Just install the QGIS cloud plugin from the official QGIS plugin repository and you’re good to go. You can publish as many maps as you want. </p> <p>But the default settings of QGIS projects you like to publish via QGIS Cloud are not the best with respect to the performance of the QGIS Webclient / WMS. This point is noticeable when the published project contains many layers. Than the default settings are leading to bad performance. The size of the WMS GetCapabilities request is not negligible. Have a look at the first request: </p> <p><a href=";Service=WMS">QGIS Cloud slow response </a></p> <p>The second request has a much faster response time than the first one:</p> <p><a href=";Service=WMS">QGIS Cloud fast response </a></p> <p>What’s the difference between this two requests? First of all the slow request has to download and parse 3.1MB of XML data. The fast request has to download and parse 22KB only. However that work’s much faster. What makes the difference? If you have a look at the first request result, you can see, that tons of coordinate reference systems (CRS) are defined for every layer. These are all CRS supported by QGIS. In fact most of them will never be used. As the result the solution is to reduce the number of CRS in the QGIS Cloud WMS and WFS services. To achieve that you have to restrict the CRS in the QGIS project settings. Open the OWS Server tab and activate the CRS restrictions option and add all CRS of interest.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="">QGIS Cloud Webclient slow initialisation with none restricted CRS </a></p> <p><a href="">QGIS Cloud Webclient fast initialisation with restricted CRS</a></p> pka,2014-09-12:6475 2014-09-12T16:10:00Z 2014-09-12T16:14:39Z Slides FOSS4G 2014 <p>Slides from our presentations at <a href="">FOSS4G 2014</a> in Portland/Oregon:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/assets/2014/9/12/foss4g2014_qgis_2014_roundup.pdf">From Nottingham to PDX: QGIS 2014 roundup</a></li> <li><a href="/assets/2014/9/12/foss4g2014_state_of_qgis_server.pdf">State of QGIS Server</a></li> <li><a href="/assets/2014/9/12/foss4g2014_easy_etl_with_ogr.pdf">Easy ETL with OGR</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="">@PirminKalberer</a></p> hdus,2014-09-02:6474 2014-09-02T14:45:00Z 2014-09-02T15:51:04Z Share and manage your Data with QGIS Cloud and WFS-T <p>A lot of people are using <a href="">QGIS Cloud</a> as a service with ready to use QGIS webclient. It’s very easy to publish data and share maps in this way. But QGIS Cloud has more power under the hood. A not so obvious feature of QGIS Cloud is the option to share your data via Web Feature Service (<a href="">WFS</a>) and manage them via Web Feature Service Transactional (WFS-T). “The basic Web Feature Service allows querying and retrieval of features. A transactional Web Feature Service (WFS-T) allows creation, deletion, and updating of features” (Wikipedia). With WFS-T you have full access to your vector data for editing over the web. Since QGIS Server includes WFS-T functionality, you can manage and edit your data served by QGIS Cloud from every client supporting WFS-T. In addition, with QGIS Cloud Pro you have the option to control access to your published WFS.</p> <p>How to setup a QGIS Cloud WFS-T in few steps:</p> <ol> <li><p>Setup a QGIS Project containing the data you like to pubish as WFS-T</p></li> <li><p>Load local vector data of your choice to your project.</p></li> <li>Define vector layers you wish to publish and set the appropriate settings for them in the following way: <ul> <li>open the <i>Project Properties -> OWS Server</i> tab.</li> <li>scroll to the <i>WFS-Capabilities</i> section and setup the appropriate settings. Tick <i>Published</i>, <i>Update</i>, <i>Insert</i> and <i>Delete</i> for every layer you want to publish.</li> </ul></li> </ol> <p> </p> <ul> <li>additionally you can set the published fields of every layer in the <i>Layer Properties -> Fields</i> tab.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Publish the project on QGIS Cloud. <ul> <li>save the project. (If you don’t have installed the <a href="">QGIS Cloud plugin</a>, than install it from the official QGIS Plugin Repository) </li> <li>open the QGIS Cloud plugin and log in your QGIS Cloud account. (If you don’t have a QGIS Cloud account, <a href="">sign up</a> a new account).</li> <li>upload the local data to your QGIS Cloud database (if you don’t have a QGIS Cloud database, create one from the QGIS Cloud plugin).</li> <li>publish the project via QGIS Cloud plugin.</li> <li>that’s it!</li> </ul></li> </ul> <p>Have a look at the <i>Services</i> tab of the QGIS Cloud Plugin. There you will find the URL for <i>Public WMS</i>. Your just created WFS has the same URL. Now you can start working with WFS and WFS-T.</p> <p><b>Working with WFS-T in QGIS Desktop</b></p> <p>You can access your WFS-T with QGIS or any other client which supports WFS and WFS-T. As an example here we show how to access WFS with QGIS Desktop:</p> <ol> <li>Open the QGIS WFS Server connections dialog (<i>Layer -> Add WFS Layer … </i>).</li> <li>Add a <i>new</i> connection</li> <li>Give the connection a name of your choice and add the above created URL</li> <li>Click <i>connect</i> and you will see the just published WFS layers</li> <li>Add one or more of them to your project</li> </ol> <p>Thus you have set the <i>Update</i>, <i>Insert</i> and <i>Delete</i> options for the WFS, these layers can be edited in QGIS like any other editable layer.</p> <p>All the services published under QGIS Cloud Free are public and accessible by everyone. If you need resctricted access , you can order the <a href="">QGIS Cloud Pro</a> plan.</p> <p>Follow <a href="">@QGISCloud</a> on Twitter for QGISCloud related news and infos.</p> hdus,2014-09-01:6473 2014-09-01T13:25:00Z 2014-09-01T14:48:07Z Sourcepole at FOSS4G 2014 in Portland <p>In one week, the <a href="">2014 FOSS4G Conference</a> will start in Portland/Oregon. Sourcepole supports this major event as a bronze sponsor.</p> <p>Our conference contributions:</p> <p>Workshop presented by Horst Düster (<a href="">@moazagotl</a>)</p> <ul> <li>Tuesday afternoon: QGIS Plugin Development with PyQt4 and PyQGIS </li> </ul> <p>Presentations by Pirmin Kalberer (<a href="">@PirminKalberer</a>)</p> <ul> <li>Thursday, Session 2, Track 7, 13:00 - 13:25: State of QGIS Server</li> <li>Thursday, Session 2, Track 7, 13:30 - 13:55: From Nottingham to PDX: QGIS 2014 roundup</li> <li>Thursday, Session 3, Track 6, 16:25 - 13:25: Easy ETL with OGR</li> </ul> <p>Meet Pirmin and Horst at Sourcepole’s exhibition booth and have a look at our latest products.</p> <p>We’re looking forward to meet you in Portland next week!</p> <p>Follow <a href="">@Sourcepole</a> for selected QGIS news and other Open Source Geospatial related infos.</p> hdus,2014-08-20:6467 2014-08-20T10:54:00Z 2014-08-26T07:55:45Z Sourcepole Kursprogramm Herbst 2014 <p>Im November 2014 bietet Sourcepole wieder sein kompetentes Kursprogramm rund um alle GDI Komponenten an. Zu allen Kursen gehört umfangreiches Kursmaterial, Mittagessen und Kaffepausen. Bei Buchung eines Grundkurses und dem darauf folgenden Aufbaukurs erhalten die Teilnehmer Rabatt auf den Kurspreis.</p> <p>Geo-Datenbank:</p> <ul> <li>PostgreSQL / PostGIS Einführung (3. - 4. November 2014)</li> <li>PostgreSQL / PostGIS für Fortgeschrittene (5. November 2014)</li> </ul> <p>Desktop GIS</p> <ul> <li>QGIS 2.4 / Enterprise Desktop Grundkurs (10. - 11. November 2014)</li> <li>QGIS 2.4 / Enterprise Desktop für Power User (12. November 2014)</li> </ul> <p>GDI</p> <ul> <li>Verteilte GDI mit der QGIS Suite und PostgreSQL (20. November 2014)</li> </ul> <p>QGIS Programmierung</p> <ul> <li>QGIS 2.4 / Enterprise Plugin Entwicklung mit PyQt4 und PyQGIS (17. - 18. November 2014)</li> </ul> <p>Informationen zu den Kursen und die Online Anmeldung finden Sie im <a href="">Kursprogramm</a></p> <p>Wir freuen uns darauf Sie in Zürich begrüssen zu können.</p> marco,2014-07-10:6472 2014-07-10T13:54:00Z 2014-07-10T13:55:12Z Multiple map grids in the QGIS print composer <p>In printed maps, having several coordinate grids over one map is a very usefull feature. For instance using a meter system as output CRS, it is nice to display a latitude / longitude grid as well. Until now, the QGIS print composer allowed only one coordinate grid per composer map and it was restricted to the map output CRS. </p> <p>Having that multigrid / multiCRS feature in QGIS Enterprise since 13.04 already, I’ve recently found the time to port it into the QGIS developer version. Therefore it will be part of the upcoming version 2.6 in October. The screenshot below shows how it can be used to add a wgs84 grid onto a meter map. In the composermap widget, grids can be added / removed and reordered. Additionally there is now a CRS selection button to select the coordinate system for the grid. The development of this feature has been kindly funded by Canton of Solothurn (Switzerland).</p> <p></p> pka,2014-06-05:6471 2014-06-05T19:52:00Z 2014-06-05T20:09:17Z „Geo For All“ - neue Technologien für eine Welt im Wandel <h3>GEOSummit 2014, Bern</h3> <p>„Geo for all“ ist nicht nur das Motto der weltumspannenden ICA-OSGeo Lab Initiative zur Förderung der GIS-Ausbildung an Hochschulen, sondern steht allgemein für den immer breiteren Zugang zu professionellen GIS-Werkzeugen. Im Kartenbereich haben Produkte wie TileMill oder D3.js, sowie Dienste wie CartoDB, GeoCommons, usw. den Anwenderkreis weit über das klassische GIS-Fachbebiet hinaus erweitert. Im Vortrag werden einige herausragende Beispiele vorgestellt und deren Relevanz für die Fachwelt erläutert.</p> <p><a href="">@PirminKalberer</a></p> <p>Links:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/assets/2014/6/5/geosummit_2014_Kalberer_geo_for_all.pdf">Folien</a></li> <li><a href="">Geo for All</a></li> <li><a href="">OpenStreetMap</a></li> <li><a href="">TileMill</a></li> <li><a href="">OSGeo Live</a></li> <li><a href="">CartoDB</a></li> <li><a href="">CartoDB Intro</a></li> <li><a href="">QGIS</a></li> <li><a href="">QGIS Cloud</a></li> <li><a href="">D3.js</a></li> <li><a href="">WebGL</a></li> <li><a href="">OpenWebGlobe</a></li> <li><a href="">Cesium</a></li> </ul> pka,2014-05-21:6470 2014-05-21T21:56:00Z 2014-06-05T20:10:16Z Packaging PostGIS dev releases with Docker <h3>Packaging PostGIS dev releases with Docker</h3> <p>We recently added support for GML curves to PostGIS, which enables TinyOWS to deliver WFS requests with curve geometries. More on this in a later post. This enhancement is in the current PostGIS developement version (SVN master) and not released yet. To enable our customer testing this functionality, we had to build packages for their server environment which is Ubuntu Precise with UbuntuGIS repositories. After working with Linux LXC containers and it's predecessor VServer for years, <a href="">Docker</a> was a logical choice for a clean reproducible build environment.</p> <p>Rebuilding a Debian package is usually quite easy:</p> <pre><code>apt-get build-dep &lt;package&gt; apt-get source &lt;package&gt; cd &lt;packagedir&gt; #Make your changes dch -i dpkg-buildpackage </code></pre> <p>But getting build dependencies for PostGIS currently fails with <code>libssl-dev</code> conflicts, maybe because the dev packages got out of sync after the recent Heartblead updates. So the <a href="">Dockerfile</a> uses <code>equivs</code> to build a dummy package which satisfies the dependencies.</p> <p>The command</p> <pre><code>docker run -v /tmp:/pkg sourcepole/postgis-svn-build-env sh -c 'cp /root/*postgis*.deb /pkg' </code></pre> <p>loads the Docker image with packages built from the latest SVN version of PostGIS in <code>/root</code> and copies the deb files from the containter into <code>/tmp</code>.</p> <p>Now we're ready to install these packages on the Ubuntu server:</p> <pre><code>sudo dpkg -i /tmp/*postgis*.deb </code></pre> <p>Thats it. Feedback welcome!</p> <p><a href="">@PirminKalberer</a></p> <p>P.S.</p> <p>If you happen to be a developer, then you may prefer running a cutting-edge version of PostGIS in a Docker container instead of building packages. Our colleagues from Oslandia just published <a href="">how to do this</a>.</p> pka,2014-03-24:6469 2014-03-24T21:19:00Z 2014-03-24T21:20:31Z FOSSGIS 2014 slides <h3>Neues in QGIS 2.2</h3> <p>Nach dem lange erwarteten Release von QGIS 2.0 im September 2013, sind ab diesem Jahr neue Versionen im Viermonatszyklus geplant. Es werden die neuen Funktionen in QGIS 2.2, wie z.B. DB-Relationen mit verschachtelten Formularen, die erweiterten Methoden zur Transformierung geographischer Koordinatensysteme, zahlreiche Verbesserungen im Print Composer und ein komplett überarbeiteter DXF Export vorgestellt. Zusätzlich wird eine Vorschau auf das multithreaded Rendering gegeben und die neuen Mitglieder im Project Steering Committee vorgestellt</p> <p>Links:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/assets/2014/3/24/fossgis_2014_Kalberer_Neues_in_QGIS_2_2.pdf">Slides</a></li> <li><a href=""></a></li> <li><a href="">Visual changelog</a></li> <li><a href="/2014/2/18/ntv2-transformations-with-qgis">NTv2 transformations with QGIS</a></li> <li><a href="/2013/11/26/multithreaded-rendering-with-qgis-enterprise">Multithreaded rendering</a></li> </ul> <h3>Mobile Kartenviewer mit Openlayers 3</h3> <p>Mit OpenLayers 3 steht eine komplette Neuentwicklung der funktionsreichen OpenLayers-Bibliothek zur Verfügung. Die verbesserte Unterstützung mobiler Geräte war ein primäres Ziel der neuen Version. Dieser Vortrag stellt den JQuery Mobile basierten OL3 Mobile Viewer vor, der erweiterte Funktionen wie automatische Kartenausrichtung oder Positionsnachführung bietet. Es wird auch ein Vergleich mit anderen Viewern, wie der auf Bootstrap und AngularJS aufbauenden Neuentwicklung von Swisstopo angestellt.</p> <p>Links:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/assets/2014/3/24/fossgis_2014_Kalberer_Mobile_Kartenviewer_mit_Openlayers_3.pdf">Slides</a></li> <li><a href="">ol3-mobile-viewer on Github</a></li> <li><a href="">Mobile Viewer Winterthur</a></li> <li><a href=""> on Github</a></li> <li><a href=""></a></li> </ul> marco,2014-02-18:6468 2014-02-18T16:25:00Z 2014-02-21T23:24:14Z NTv2 transformations with QGIS <p>Datum transformations with grid shift files are used in several countries to convert coordinates between different datums. In Switzerland, datum transformation using the NTv2 method is important because of the upcoming conversion between the LV03 system and the new LV95 system. Up to now, doing coordinate transformations with grid shift files was possible in QGIS, but unconvenient.</p> <p>To use an NTv2 transformation in QGIS, the grid shift file needs to be placed in a directory where proj4 can find it (usually /usr/share/proj on Linux and OSGeo4W\share\proj on Windows). Alternatively, the environment variable PROJ_LIB can be set to point to the directory with the grid shift file(s). Then we have to enable the setting Options->CRS->’Ask for datum transformation when no default is defined’. </p> <p></p> <p>The next time we use a coordinate transformation which involves a datum transformation, a dialog shows up and presents the available options. </p> <p></p> <p>Now it is possible to select the NTv2 transformation file ‘chenyx06a.gsb’ to convert between LV03 and LV95. It is also possible to select the datum transformation as default to avoid being asked again. Default transformation settings can be changed / added / delted in the options tab (or set during installation by an administrator).</p> <p>To use an NTv2 based transformation which is not yet in the projection database of QGIS, a new entry has to be added to the datum transformation table in srs.db. If you add a transformation which is widely used in your country, please send the changes back to the project so that those entries can be included by default.</p> <p></p> <p>The new datum transformation handling will be available in the upcoming QGIS 2.2 and QGIS Enterprise 13.05. The development has been funded by the Swiss cantons Basel-Landschaft and Solothurn. I also want to thank Fabio Di Pietro, Stefan Ziegler and Frank Warmerdam for answering all my questions about datums, coordinate transformations and proj4.</p> pka,2013-12-20:6466 2013-12-20T13:05:00Z 2013-12-20T13:17:07Z New Mapfish Appserver site with OL3 mobile viewer is online <p>The city of Winterthur recently launched their new public <a href="">map portal</a>, based on <a href="">Mapfish Appserver</a>. Some of the features are outlined in the <a href="">online help</a> (in German).</p> <p>Mobile users are redirected to the <a href="">OL3 Mobile Viewer</a>, which is based on OpenLayers 3 and jQuery Mobile. To have a look at it from your desktop browser follow <a href="">this link</a>.</p> <p></p> <p>In contrary to the desktop version, most of the background layers are delivered as tiles and only topic layers are full size WMS requests. The interesting thing is, that instead of using a tile protocol like WMTS, TMS, etc., an <a href="">OL3</a> tiled WMS datasource does multiple WMS requests in a tile scheme. The usual tiling problems (labels, etc.) do not apply for the used raster layers and Varnish serves as cache for on-the-fly generated WMS tiles. In contrary to file based tile caching, much less disk space and more important, no update process is needed.</p> <p><a href="">@PirminKalberer</a></p> marco,2013-11-26:6465 2013-11-26T12:58:00Z 2014-02-21T23:24:38Z Multithreaded rendering with QGIS <p>Nowadays, most computers have several processor cores. However, most computer programs are still designed to only use one processing unit. As a convenient and portable way of writing software using all the available processing power, Qt provides the excellent <a href="">QtConcurrent framework</a>.</p> <p>In 2010, a Google Summer of Code project examined the suitabilty of using Qt concurrent for rendering the map image in QGIS using several processor cores. Following that approach, each layer renders its image in a separate thread. Once all layer threads are finished, the layer images are composited into one map image and the labels are drawn on top of it. Despite providing good results, that code was unfortunately never merged into the main development branch.</p> <p><a href="">QGIS Enterprise</a> 13.05 will provide the capability of multithreaded rendering. A <a href="">screencast</a> of the new functionality shows that not only the render time is shorter using multiple cores. More important is to have the possibility to cancel the render progress and the labeling any time, thus achieving a much more responsive user interface when navigating maps.</p> hdus,2013-09-30:6464 2013-09-30T07:56:00Z 2013-09-30T07:56:50Z INTERGEO 2013 <p>Der OpenSource-Park auf der Intergeo wächst weiter! In diesem Jahr findet die <a href="">Intergeo</a> vom 8. bis 10. Oktober in Essen statt. Der OpenSource-Park befindet sich in Halle 1, Stand Nr. H1.033. Das OpenStreetMap Projekt ist mit dem Stand H1.040 gleich neben dem OpenSource-Park vertreten..</p> <p>Auch auf der diesjährigen Hauptmesse der Geo-Informatik-Branche, der Intergeo, wird es wieder eine zentrale Anlaufstelle für alle Besucher geben, die sich über professionelle OpenSource-Anwendungen informieren wollen. Die Zahl der ausstellenden Firmen auf dem OpenSource-Park ist gegenüber dem Vorjahr nochmals um 50% angewachsen. Damit spiegelt die Messebeteiligung auch den über die Jahre stetig anwachsenden Marktanteil quelloffener Lösungen wieder. “Die Bedeutung von OpenSource-Software steigt nach unseren Beobachtungen von Jahr zu Jahr an”, bestätigt Projektleiter Daniel Katzer von der HINTE GmbH, die die INTERGEO für den DVW ausrichtet.</p> <p>In diesem Jahr sind Firmen aus ganz Deutschland und der Schweiz auf dem OpenSource-Park vertreten. Die Schwerpunkte der ausstellenden Firmen liegen bei den Themen Performance-Optimierung für große Datenmengen, schnelle und umfassende Suchfunktionen über verteilte Datenbestände, Lösungen für die Ver- und Entsorgungsbranche, Geoportale für Unternehmen und Behörden, und natürlich im Bereich spezialisierter Beratungsleistungen.</p> <p>Insgesamt steht damit auf dem OpenSource-Park ein Wissenspool zur Verfügung, der nicht nur alle gängigen Bereiche der räumlichen Datenverarbeitung umfasst, sondern daneben auch zahlreiche spezifische Themen und Branchenlösungen bereithält.</p> <p>Der <a href="">FOSSGIS e.V.</a> versorgt Sie gerne mit Informationen rund um freie Software aus dem GIS Bereich und freie Geodaten. Zahlreiche Projekte sind über die <a href="">OSGeo (Open Source Geospatial Foundation)</a> vertreten. Es liegt Informationsmaterial für Sie bereit. Wir beraten Sie gerne! </p> <h2>Vortragsprogramm auf dem OpenSource-Park</h2> <p>Ein Highlight wird wie jedes Jahr das umfangreiche Vortragsprogramm an allen drei Tagen sein. Es erwarten Sie u.a. Vorträge zu OpenStreetMap, QGIS, INSPIRE, D115, ALKIS, Cloud-Diensten, Bürgerbeteiligungssystemen, diversen Fachschalen und vielen weiteren Neuerungen und Best-Practice-Beispielen.</p> <p>Das <a href="">Vortragsprogramm</a> wird vom FOSSGIS e.V. organisiert.</p> <h2>Ausstellende Firmen</h2> <p><a href="">Ausstellende Firmen</a> auf dem diesjährigen OpenSource-Park der Intergeo:</p> <ul> <li>Mapwebbing</li> <li>Metaspatial</li> <li>norBIT GmbH</li> <li>Omniscale GmbH &amp; Co. KG</li> <li>rasdaman GmbH/ Jacobs University Bremen</li> <li>Sourcepole AG</li> <li>terrestris GmbH &amp; Co. KG</li> <li>WebGis - in medias res GmbH</li> <li>WhereGroup GmbH &amp; Co. KG</li> </ul> <h2>OSM Stand</h2> <p>Das OpenStreetMap Projekt ist in diesem Jahr mit einem eigenen Stand auf der Intergeo vertreten. Dieser grenzt direkt an den OSGeo Park an und befindet sich in Halle 1, Stand Nr. H1.040. Schauen Sie doch vorbei und informieren Sie sich über die neusten Entwicklungen im OpenStreetMap-Projekt.</p> <h2>Rahmenprogramm</h2> <h2>OSM Stammtisch im Unperfekthaus</h2> <p>Im Rahmen des Engagements des FOSSGIS e.V. auf der INTERGEO 2013 findet am 08.10.2013 ab 19 Uhr der OSM Stammtisch im <a href="">Unperfekthaus</a> , Essen statt.</p> <h2>FOSSGIS e.V. Vollversammlung</h2> <p>Am 09.10.2013 trifft sich der FOSSGIS e.V. zur Vollversammlung auf der Intergeo.</p> <p>Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch auf der Intergeo. Schauen Sie doch auf dem OpenSource-Park vorbei!</p> pka,2013-07-24:6461 2013-07-24T09:53:00Z 2013-07-24T10:08:42Z PDF reports with embedded maps <p>Printing is always one of the more difficult parts in a web mapping application. There are solutions like the MapFish Print module or the built-in QGIS WYSIWYG PDF printing. But very often users do not want only a map on their print output, but collected information stored in a database with images, etc. - and a matching map. This is the domain of database reporting tools like <a href="">JasperReports</a>. They provide desktop tools for designing complex reports with texts, graphics, images, tables, etc. and server software for web applications. But how to include a matching map - a map with application parameters like the bounding box or a list of active layers, etc.?</p> <p><a href="">Sourcepole</a> is releasing the missing link between high-quality map printing and database reports, an extension for JasperReports/iReport. This extension makes it easy to embed maps served with the standardized <a href="">Web Map Service (WMS) protocol</a>.</p> <p>With this extension installed as plugin for <a href="">iReport Designer</a>, you have all the reporting features of JapserReports plus a new toolbox component for embedding maps.</p> <p></p> <p>This allows you to create multi-page reports with embedded maps using parameters from your web mapping application and complex Jasper expressions.</p> <p></p> <p>Source and documentation of the WMS map extension for Jasper Reports is available on <a href="">Github</a> and binaries as <a href="">Github downloads</a></p> <p>Many thanks to Mika from <a href="">Panter</a> for implementing the Java stuff and the <a href="">Canton of Zurich</a> for sponsoring this useful piece of Open Source software.</p> <p><a href="">@PirminKalberer</a></p>