Recent Geonews

Batch Geonews: Halloween Street View, Cesium 3D Terrains, India’s GNSS, Open Source Dronecode, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode.

On the open source / open data front:

On the Esri front:

On the Google front:

Discussed over Slashdot:

In the everything else category:

In the maps category:

“Introduction to GIS” Course in English free of charge

The gvSIG-Training e-Learning platform opens its registration period for the “Basic GIS with gvSIG” MOOC in English, given by the gvSIG Association and GISMAP.

This MOOC aims to show the use and potentiality of the open source software gvSIG in performing the most common operations during the workflow in a GIS environment. This Course is addressed to beginners as well as to skilled GIS users who want to learn how to use this software.

It will start in November 24th, and it will last four weeks with an approximate participant’s engagement of thirty hours during the whole course period.

Course attendance is completely free of charge. Students who successfully complete the course and wish to receive the Certificate of Achievement, corresponding to 30 credits for gvSIG Certification program, will be asked for a contribution of 40 Euros.

For further information about topics, goals…:

For registration, you have to press “Enroll” at the bottom of the page, and then accept the “Site policy agreement”. Finally you will have to register at the web page.

Weather Maps Across 1,219 US Cities

Weather is a huge factor in not only Where you live, or vacation, but When. Use the 2 interactive maps below and you’ll find:

  • In the top one, the number of days each month that an area is in that sweet spot of 70F to 90F degrees – for over 1,200 US cities, towns and locales.
  • The bottom map tells you the average rainfall and temperatures – all laid out by month – in those same cities.

Get started by just clicking on the State that contains the area you want to know more about in either map. You’ll be amazed what you learn!

Versio: Distributed Version Control for Spatial Data, and GeoGig News (formerly GeoGit)

Spatial data versioning is important to lots of geospatial applications. We mentioned GeoGit (now named GeoGig) quite a few times since 2012. This week Boundless announced a private beta (you can request an invitation) of Versio, a website for distributed version control of spatial data.

First, you may want to see how GeoGig (formerly GeoGit) has matured, it’s open source and essentially “[w]ith GeoGig, users are able to import spatial data into a repository where every change to the data is tracked. These changes can be viewed in a history, reverted to older versions, branched in to sandboxed areas, merged back in, and pushed to remote repositories.”

Regarding Versio itself, “With Versio, we want to support as many editing workflows as possible, both online and offline. So we’ve made the platform client-agnostic to support traditional desktop GIS software as well as web, mobile, or custom applications built on the Versio API”.

Slashgeo is a proud media partner of FOSS4G-Asia 2014

We are happy to inform you that Slashgeo will be a proud media partner of the upcoming Free & Open Source Solutions for GIS (FOSS4G) – Asia conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, 2-5 December 2014!



FOSS4G-Asia 2014 aims to bring together FOSS4G users and developers worldwide and foster closer interactions with and amongst Asian communities in order to share ideas for improving software and applications. The Bangkok conference will cover all aspects of FOSS4G, Open Data and Open Standards, with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between FOSS4G users and developers and providing first-hand information on FOSS4G for developing national/local spatial data infrastructures in Asian countries. FOSS4G-Asia 2014 also commemorates ten years since the FOSS-GRASS User Conference was held at Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand between 12-14 September 2004.

Workshops will also be offer on QGIS, ZOO project, MapMint, InaSafe, pgRouting, OpenStreetMap and OpenLayers 3.

Slashgeo will publish articles during and after the conference on what has been highlighted in presentation, workshop and innovative ideas on the geospatial open source, open data & open standard  front in Asia and elsewhere.