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GeoServer 2.4-beta Released

GeoServer team is pleased to announce the release of GeoServer 2.4-beta.

  • The headline feature is a new implementation of the KML module.  This implementation introduces a new WFS KML output format leveraging the extended data with schema KML construct. Faster KML generation (similar speeds to GML2 output) and schema compliant KML output. It is great to have a clean implementation to start any future enhancements against, however we do encourage all organisations that depend on GeoServer for KML output to take part in testing this beta. Thanks to the NSW Geological Survey for sponsoring this work.

  • A lot of under-the-hood changes have been taking place for raster support. Many of the improvements will be realised in the community modules for the NetCDF and Image Mosaic formats. One visible change of all this hard work is the configuration of band information.

  • Application Schema users should note that joining behaviour is now on by default.

  • New community module for libjpeg-turbo

  • New community module for WMS Earth Observation profile, this required some API changes to GeoServer core (see GSIP 92 below).

  • The much loved CSS module has been promoted to an extension. This is significant as it represents our first non-Java module obtaining extension status. The CSS module is written in Scala in part to take advantage of the excellent functional programming facilities for for calculating derived styles.

  • WPS processes can now operate against secured data (see GSIP 96 below)

  • This release is made in conjunction with GeoTools 10-beta

  • This release is made in conjunction with GeoWebCache 1.5.0 - thanks to Kevin for publishing on such short notice.

See the GeoServer 2.4-beta release notes for more details.

About GeoServer 2.4

GeoServer 2.4 continues our 6-month release cycle (with this beta release marking feature-complete for FOSS4G).

Volunteer opportunities:

  • We strongly encourage all interested parties to take part in testing GeoServer 2.4-beta

  • We would like to thank Frank Gasdorf and related volunteers for the excellent work translating GeoServer into additional languages (English, Dutch, German and Korean are at 100%). If you would like to take part, or just check how far translation is going, please visit GeoServer Localization)

The following change control requests were completed during the development of GeoServer 2.4:

Articles and blogs during GeoServer 2.4 development:

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GeoServer 2.3.3 Released

The GeoServer team is pleased to announce the release of GeoServer 2.3.3:

  • Downloads (zip, war, dmg and exe) are listed on the GeoServer 2.3.3 page along with documentation and extensions.

    • This release includes and is made in conjunction with GeoTools 9.3.
  • Thanks to Warwickshire County Council for some great GeoWebCache integration work:

    • GeoWebCache tile layer HTTP cache headers are now taken from GeoServer layer configration

    • GeoWebCache settings are now correctly saved on Windows

  • A wide range of improvements provided by the community

    • Scale hints now exposed in WMS GetCapabilities document

    • Fixed Symbology Encoding 1.1 encoding of relative external graphics

    • Addressed axis order issues cascading WMS 1.3.0 services through GeoServer

More details can be found in the GeoServer 2.3.3 Release Notes.

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GeoServer, the perfect tool to reduce the unemployment rate!

These are harsh times for the economy around the world, unemployment rates are high everywhere especially for young people. It is however good to see job offers for professional with knowledge on GeoServer arising in varios parts of the world confirming that Open Source is an engine for growth.

It’s becoming more and more common to see job offers demanding GeoServer experience as a requisite. The companies providing support for GeoServer are growing as well, providing opportunities to the brave souls that want to work side by side with the core developers.

GeoSolutions, an italian company deeply involved in both GeoServer and GeoTools, is looking for a Support Engineer that will provide support to clients as well as help with installing and managing production deployments. GeoSolutions is looking for a front-end developer that will develop the user facing portion of new geospatial applications powered by GeoServer.

OpenGeo is also actively hiring with a number of open positions available. The Java developer position is looking for someone interested in applying their skills to open source development on projects in the GeoServer ecosystem.

Searches on or also show a number of positions that either demand or have a preference for people with GeoServer experience.

We’re please to see this growth and hope you’ll enjoy working with GeoServer as much as we do!

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GeoServer 2.3.2 released

The GeoServer team is pleased to announce the release of GeoServer 2.3.2 for download.

  • This release includes and is made in conjunction with GeoTools 9.2.

  • The INSPIRE plugin has now graduated to extension and is included in this release. This plugin adds WMS and WFS capabilities support for metadata required for compliance with the European INSPIRE directive.

  • The application schema support (app-schema) support plugin now enables joining by default for data sources that support it.

  • Fixed transformation problems with projections based on Hotine Oblique Mercator (variant B) (for example Swiss CH1903 / LV03)

  • Fixed WFS lockups when a WFS 1.1 GetFeature is providing a schema referring back to the same server DescribeFeatureType

  • A new option to limit the file browser to the data directory, geared towards high security/multi-tenant environments

More details can be found in the GeoServer 2.3.2 Release Notes.

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New GeoServer community on Google+

Being social and sharing with others is one of the keystones of a open source community.

Traditionally open source communities thrive on mailing lists and IRC channels, however it’s not news that many people prefer other medias for sharing thoughts, experiences, and asking for help. For example, people with an interest in GeoServer are already active on Twitter and StackExchange.

Simone recently created a new Google+ GeoServer community, adding one more choice to the mix:

If you like mailing lists do not worry, the GeoServer users mailing list will still be the primary and official mean to get support (and we very much suggest you to hang there too), the Google+ community is just an alternate mean of communication that some of us might want to try out.

So, if have an interest in GeoServer and your preferred media is Google+ hop on, if we see there is enough interest we might start doing hangouts and public presentations to leverage this social platform extra features.

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