AcidMaps 2.0: Real-time Analysis as Geoserver Plugin

The new version of AcidMaps has been released with a great change, it works as a Geoserver plugin.

That means you can use your own configured WMS layers to build Heatmaps, Isolines and other interpolated maps ON THE FLY!

For who doesn't know about AcidMaps:

  • AcidMaps is an open source library that generates interpolated images from a set of valued points in real time.
  • It's can be used to generate advanced visualizations with point datasets: (e.g.: sales, temperature, atmospheric pressure, population, etc…)

You can see a full demo built using Flex/OpenScales where you can play with the parameters to see different results.

If you want to give it a try with you own data, take a look to the Quick Start instructions, it is really simple!

There's a reference doc where you can get more details.

Please, let us know your opinion because it's still in beta and your experience will be very helpful.

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  1. Download broken for


    Acces denied error.

  2. I  have no idear to connect with my point data.

  3. <ows:ExceptionReport version="1.0.0" xsi:schemaLocation=" http://localhost:8080/geoserver/schemas/ows/1.0.0/owsExceptionReport.xsd"><ows:Exception exceptionCode="MissingParameterValue" locator="request"><ows:ExceptionText>Could not determine geoserver request from http request</ows:ExceptionText></ows:Exception></ows:ExceptionReport>

  4. #
    # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
    #  EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x100072a0, pid=6656, tid=7440
    # JRE version: 6.0_23-b05
    # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (19.0-b09 mixed mode, sharing windows-x86
    # Problematic frame:
    # C  [acid-maps-jni.dll+0x72a0]
    # An error report file with more information is saved as:
    # D:\opengis\geoserver-2.1-RC5\hs_err_pid6656.log
    # If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
    # The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
    # See problematic frame for where to report the bug.

  5. It would be great if you create an issue in github so we can track the problem and solve it.

    Please, add more details about your environment (Operative System, Geoserver version, etc)

    Thank you!

  6. it's slowly, how to cache it, use gwc return point wms, can't run with tilecache and openscales

    • We didn't think on cache because it was created to work in "real-time" where the cache doesn't make sense.

      Anyway, I understand this could be useful for some use cases.

      We will think about it and may be we can make some changes to support cache.

      Please, create an issue in github about it: