Here's the recent open source / open data geonews in batch mode.
The major features of 6.2:
The core component of MyGeoCloud is the PostGIS database software, which is used for storage and geospatial operations. MapServer is used for map rendering and for tile caching TileCache is used. OpenLayers is used for the web map clients. The WFS-T service is implemented in the code base.
The goal is a all-in-one solution for storage, geospatial operations, geospatial web services and web mapping.
While at FOSS4G in Spain last year, UMN MapServer (Linux) won the annual competition WMS Shootout with Mapnik not fare behind. During this year event, for distributing vectors (PostGIS) data only : Mapnik was at its best, for vector seeding : MapServer on Linux was way much faster than the other products, for vectors and raster data : Mapnik and MapServer Linux looks better and finally for vectors, rasters and DEM data: MapServer Linux was the fastest.
At the same time, MapServer on Linux was about 3 times faster than on MapServer on Windows on some of charts! The results in details of WMS Shootout will be published soon. At the end of the conference the annual Sol Katz Award was given this year to the lead developer of the JTS Topology Suite, Martin Davis. Congratulations to the first "Java" contributor to win this FOSS4G award!
MapServer 6.0 has been officially released. It brings a number of improvements and enhancements, outlined in the official release announcement.
Notable improvements include the implemntation of single-pass queries, and an overhaul to the rendering API and espression parser. Some of the new features that look pertty interesting include OpenGL rendering support, KML output, combining mupltiple layers, and clustering points.
The changes do require careful migration, so be sure to refer to the 6.0 migration guide.
[Editor's note: MapServer, in addition to being open source, is one of the oldest, most stable and efficient existing web mapping server, having won most FOSS4G benchmark shootouts so far, well, at least in 2009 and 2010 ;-)]
Here's the recent geonews that haven't made it into full stories in batch mode.
Related to the Japan 2011 earthquake and tsunami:
From the open source / open data front:
From the ESRI front:
In the miscellaneous category:
In the maps category: