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FOSS4G-Asia 2014: MapMint

MapMint was presented this Tuesday in a workhop at FOSS4G-Asia 2014. Gerald Fenoy shows some of MapMint features such as publish web service and produce map applications by using an administration interface without any complex lines of code. This project is built on top of MapServer (using a modified version), MapCache, Zoo Projects (WPS), OpenLayers, JQuery and GDAL-OGR.


It can be used for importing and converting data using a web interface on top of GDAL and OGR, create style by generating a MapServer mapfile from a QGIS style menu, publish an HTML map template of specific layers in OpenLayers and add privileges access as needed. MapMint has specific modules in its Dashboard, such as: Data (define type,  convert, reproject and support 50+ GDAL/OGR formats), Maps (manage layers by drag and drop, layer order, save mapfile) and Apps (template, style, add base maps), but most of the process in this modules are managed by Zoo projects. The source code can be found on github: as the community version of the project. MapMint is also offered as a professional, enterprise and cloud package service:

Batch Geonews: OL3-Cesium Library, Embed Street Views, OGC Web Coverage Tile Service, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode.

On the open source / open data front:

On the Google front:

In the everything else category:

In the maps category:

FOSS4G-Asia 2014 program and speakers

Next week on December 2nd FOSS4G-Asia 2014 will be held in Thailand. This second edition is having a nice mix of open source innovative technologies, SDI development, community-based projects, used-case and open data initiatives based on OSGeo software. Slashgeo as media partners of the event will published post on what will be discuss and present at this unique event.


A long list of key speakers will give an overview of what has been accomplished recently by the OSGeo community, such as: Jeff Meckenna (OSGeo), Toru Mori (OSGeo Japan), Maria Brovelli (ICA-OSGeo Labs Network),Yantisa Hankadi (HOT-OSM) and many more.

You can see the entire program here:

There is also a song that has been produced especially for the event:

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.

GIS Day 2014, Geography Awareness Week and OSMGeoWeek

That’s right, that’s today, the annual GIS Day! Which as usual comes in the middle of the Geography Awareness Week. What is new as far as I’m aware is OpenStreetMap and National Geographic teaming together for this year’s Geography Awareness Week.

Here’s about this OSMGeoWeek: “National Geographic, the U.S. Department of State (MapGive), the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Missing Maps and OpenStreetMap US are hosting mapping events at colleges, universities and clubs to map food resources around the globe, following this year’s Geography Awareness Week theme, “The Future of Food.””

GraphHopper: a fast and flexible open source trip planner

Route planning is an essential part of the connected and mobile world. Many people use commercial solutions on a daily basis to avoid traffic jams when heading home or when they plan their next business or outdoor trip. It is also a crucial part in many business areas like for garbage collection, pizza delivery, or ride sharing where speed is important to calculate thousands or even millions of high quality routes within a short time.

The team behind GraphHopper is building a fast and open source alternative to existing solutions. It is licensed under the permissive Apache License 2.0 and available on GitHub. We provide a world-wide instance for car routing, biking, and walking called GraphHopper Maps. With it, you can see the routing engine GraphHopper in action, combined with map tiles served from Mapnik and the address search coming from Photon. It’s all open source and has high privacy standards due to using own servers.