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Die Geopublisher Software ermöglicht es in kürzester Zeit digitale Multimedia-Atlanten zu erstellen und zu veröffentlichen. Besuchen Sie die Seite Atlanten-Beispiele um sich fertige Atlanten anzusehen, oder werfen Sie einen Blick auf die Feature-Liste um einen Eindruck der Möglichkeiten zu bekommen.
Der AtlasStyler ist eine benutzerfreundliche Anwendung zur Gestaltung von Geodaten. Mit AtlasStyler können Sie OGC SLD (Styled Layer Descriptor) und SE (Symbology Encoding) Dateien für Shapes, WFS und PostGIS erstellen ohne selber XML zu schreiben.
Unterhalb dieses Textes beginnt der Geopublishing Blog. Auf diesem Blog werden in monatlichen Abständen Neuigkeiten und Tutorials veröffentlicht:
The Geopublisher 1.4 software allows the creation and publication of multimedia atlases. It has been developed for users like scientists, consultants and institutions that want to communicate their research results to the general public. The primary aim is to deliver a software that reduces the technical obstacles in publishing geo-data to a minimum. Your final product will be a user-friendly atlas which can easily be used by people who are not familiar with GIS.
Besides the possibility of publishing maps with custom styles, labels or HTML as already introduced in former blog entries, Geopublisher 1.4 includes a new charting module.
The charting module enables you to create charts based on the attributes of your geo-datasets. These charts are interactively linked with your maps - for example: if you select a point in a scatter plot, the related geo-object will also be selected in your map and the attribute table. Of course this auto-selection works vice-versa, too.
Currently Geopublisher 1.4 supports two different chart types: bar-charts and scatter plots. More types will follow (Note: If you need any other chart type, feel free to contact Wikisquare and order an extension of Geopublisher.).
Geopublisher is a software to create and publish multimedia atlases and has been developed to overcome the technical obstacles in publishing geo-data. The targeted users are scientists and institutions that want to communicate their results to the general public. The exported atlases are user-friendly and can therefore easily be used by people who are not familiar with GIS.
By watching the following video tutorial you will learn the steps you need to create and export a basic atlas using the free Geopublisher software. The video takes about 5 minutes and its purpose is to show the basic steps needed to create a first atlas with Geopublisher.
After four months of development, we today release version 1.3 of Geopublisher and AtlasStyler as the new stable release. A general overview of Geopublisher has already been given in an earlier post, so this post is just summarizing some of the new features that ship with this release.
New features in Geopublisher 1.3:
Bugfixes: Geopublisher 1.3 now comes with a 72h bugfix guarantee! If you find & report a bug, we promise to look for a solution within 72h!
In den letzten Monaten konzentrierte sich die Softwareentwicklung von Geopublishing.org besonders auf die neue Version der Geopublisher Anwendung. Neben internen Umstellungen wie der Wechsel auf die neuste Version der Geotools Bibliothek, enthält die neue Version 1.3 des Geopublishers auch ein Statistik Modul, welches die einfache Integration interaktiver Statistiken in Ihre Atlanten erlaubt. Warten Sie auf einen extra Blogeintrag zur der Statistikfunktion, der Anfang Januar 2010 veröffentlicht wird.
Neben Verbesserung im Geopublisher, sind aber auch ein paar neue Funktionen im AtlasStyler SLD Editor entstanden, hauptsächlich in die Beschriftungsoptionen.
Die folgenden Seiten beschreiben Schritt für Schritt die neuen Beschriftungsfunktionen wie: Relative Plazierung, ein schöner Halo-Effekt, Beschriftung mit mehreren Attributen und bessere Generalisierung durch die Auswahl eines Beschriftungsprioriät-Attributs. Der Rest des Tutorials ist leider z.Zt. nur auf Englisch verfügbar:
What is Geopublisher?
Geopublisher is an atlas authoring system which allows easy publication of geo-data, documents, images, videos, and statistics in form of digital multimedia atlases. These atlases can be understood as minimal, pre-configured end-user GIS which offer selected functionality only where its meaningful.
Geopublisher provides tools for quality assurance and multilingual meta-data management. No in-depth knowledge of HTML, SLD or XML is required to create an atlas. Atlases can be directly published on CD, DVD, memory stick, external hard-drive or the Internet. The software is platform-independent and Open-Source.
Features as a glance:
Geopublishing.org software has some unique features which make it especially applicable in the fields of international research, participatory GIS, capacity building, and development cooperation. These features include:
The german IT magazine iX published an article by Matthias Lendholt about the visualisation of geodata with the OGC SymbologyEncoding standard in its 3/2009 edition, 108pp. The article is called "Topografische Punkte - Geodaten visualisieren mit Symbology Encoding" and is available at the price of 0,50€ at the heise kiosk.
The article describes the basic concepts of SymbologyEncoding and gives examples on how to write SE files manually. The only application mentioned for the creation of SLD/SE files is AtlasStyler. This encourages us to follow our belief: AtlasStyler is the best SLD/SE editor available! So if you are planning any projects where you deal with SLD/SE files - avoid prorietary software; use AtlasStyler and think about investing in a sustainable FOSSGIS project.
Geopublisher and AtlasStyler have been presented at the FOSSGIS conference 2009.
FOSSGIS is the acronym for Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformation systems and is the leading conference on this topic in German-speaking countries. The FOSSGIS 2009 was organized by FOSSGIS e.V. together with the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) and the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Wikisquare - the main service provider for Geopublisher in the German-speaking countries - presented the Geopublisher and AtlasStyler applications during the conference in Hannover. We got some interesting feedback from people using the AtlasStyler with different WMS servers.
Presentation slides and paper are available in German-only:
|Krüger, Stefan A.; Judex, Michael and Thamm Hans-Peter (2009):||Erstellung von Multimedia-Atlanten mit dem Geopublisher. paper and slides of the presentation at the FOSSGIS Conference 2009, Hannover, 17.-19. March 2009 (Link to all conference publications)|
Sourcecode and bug trackers
Anonymous Subversion Access
This project's SVN repository can be checked out through anonymous access with the following command(s).
svn checkout https://svn.wald.intevation.org/svn/atlas-framework/trunk
Developer Subversion Access via SSH
Only project developers can access the SVN tree via this method. SSH must be installed on your client machine. Substitute developername with the proper values. Enter your site password when prompted.
svn checkout svn+ssh://Entwicklername@svn.wald.intevation.org/atlas-framework/trunk
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We are proud to announce that today (June 8th 2010) Geopublisher and AtlasStyler 1.5 have been relased. The new versions come with a lot of changes "under the hood" which are not visible to the end user. Anyways - from a developers perspective - these changes were crucial to speedup further development and we are happy that we can purely focus on new featuers in next version 1.6 now.
The following points mark some of the most important new features in version 1.5:
For Windows users the ZIP download of Geopublisher now contains a Geopublisher.exe file. The .exe will offer to install Java if it can't be found on the computer.
- Direct import of zipped ESRI Shapefiles:
Users can import zipped Shapefiles directly, without the need to unzip the Shapefile first.
- Import of GeoCommons metadata:
When importing Shapefiles which have been downloaded from GeoCommons, Geopublisher will automatically parse title and attribute descriptions stored in the readme file.
- Map scale unit selectable:
When composing maps, one can choose to show the map scale in feet & miles (US) or meters & kilometers (METRIC).
- Cleaner offline exports:
Atlases exported for offline distribution (e.g. on a USB Stick or DVD) have a cleaner root directory. It now only contains atlas.exe (for Windows), start.sh (for MacOS and Linux), icon.gif and autorun.inf. All other files were moved to a subfolder atlasdata.
- Google EPSG:900913 is now supported
- Basic PostGIS support:
Users now can create SLD/SE files for spatial data tables stored in a PostgreSQL+PostGIS database directly. Users do not have to create Shapefiles of their data first.
For Windows users the ZIP download of AtlasStyler now contains an AtlasStyler.exe file. The .exe will offer to install Java if it can't be found on the computer.
- Define labelling classes:
AtlasStylers labelling tab can import the symbolization classification as labelling classes. This allows you to have multiple label styles for one layer e.g. useful to label missing data in a different color.
- Google EPSG:900913 is now supported
Under the hood:
- Maven, Hudson and Artifactory
The biggest change in version 1.5 is the switch to the maven build system.
- Multiple smaller JARs
The Geopublishing sources have been seperated into five JAR-files: ascore, asswinggui, gpcore, gpswinggui, gpnatives. This allows for example to integrate the AtlasStyler classification logic in a Servlet without pulling any Swing related dependencies. The JAR-files are available from the wikisquare maven repository.
- Ready for OpenJDK
Geopublisher and AtlasStyler do not explicitly require Sun's Java Runtime Environment (JRE) any more. A recent OpenJDK JRE as shipped with Ubuntu 10.04 has so far passed all tests.
- Debian repository:
Geopublishing software is now available via the Geopublishing repository. For Ubuntu/Debian this is the recommended installation method. The repository features the stable releases only.
- New version numbers:
The version numbers are now related to the maven build process. Any version ending with "-SNAPSHOT" (e.g. "1.6-SNAPSHOT") is a development release for testing only. Any version number without "-SNAPSHOT" is a stable release.
- New surname: Krüger -> Tzeggai
The project's head developer Stefan married and changed his last name from Krüger to Tzeggai. Hence Geopublisher and AtlasStyler are now (c) Stefan A. Tzeggai.
- Geopublishing Twitter account:
If you want to follow (and comment on) latest thoughts and developments of the AtlasStyler and Geopublisher developers, follow us on twitter...
- IRC Channel:
If you want to chat about a question or problem, you may want to look in the #geopublishing IRC channel on freenode.org
- Software translations:
A Turkish translation of AtlasStyler is on the way, as well as an Italien translation of Geopublisher. Localization of the Software has been simplified and we are hoping for many new languages during the next months.
Note: There seem to be some problems running version 1.5 on Windows 7. We are working on it...