Tag Archives: FOSS4G

gvSIG Mini for Android 1.0.0 released

gvSIG Mini development team is proud to announce the release of the stable version gvSIG Mini for Android 1.0.

gvSIG Mini is an open source project (GNU/GPL) aimed at Java and Android mobile phones. Released version is 1.0.0 for Android. This version offers, among other features, the ability of a direct download of maps from the phone to the storage card, for a further map displaying in offline mode, with no data connection.

gvSIG Mini is a free viewer of free aceess maps based on tiles (OpenStreetMap, YahooMaps, Microsoft Bing, ...), with an off-line mode, a WMS & WMS-C client, address and POI search, routes and many more things.

Main latest features of 1.0.0 version are the following ones:

  • Map download directly from the mobile phone, for off-line usage.
  • Off-line mode for viewing maps with no data connection.
  • Multitouch support.
  • New map rendering system, much more agile.
  • Standard Android search button support.
  • New layers available by default.
  • UK Ordnance Survey official maps (rendered by OS).
  • Settings menu with many options.
  • New cache options.
  • Android 2.2 support (now from 1.5 to 2.2).

More than 20 bugs have also been fixed.

gvSIG Mini has been developed by Prodevelop. Also available at Android Market.

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Words from FOSS4G and Famous WMS Shoutout Winner

First, I want to apologize, I just got Internet access while at FOSS4G, so I couldn't provide good coverage so far... But don't worry, I'll make sure you get all the most important announcements and news, probably some time next week. At least for the elements other Slashgeo editors won't have already shared. Meanwhile, here's my notes and the results of the famous WMS Shoutout, which just ended minutes ago. - WMS benchmarking, 8 teams this year instead of the usual 2. - This year with Cardcorp, GeognoSIS, Constellation-SDI, ERDAS APOLLO, GeoServer, - Mapnik, MapServer, Oracle MapViewer, QGIS MapServer. - Both open source and proprietary solutions compared with the same datasets, the same WMS requests, same output formats, etc. - Testing 18 gigs of vector data. - Testing 120 gigs of raster data. - Using real Spain data. - From 1 to 64 parallel clients requests (2152 requests total). - Main winners are the users, because we are the ones who will benefit from the improvements done to the WMS servers (one rule of the Shootout is that modifications must become available to the users, I guess this also applies to proprietary software competitors). - This year, benchmark includes bottlenecks from CPU, disk access, network access and remote database access. - If you wonder, these guys really went deep in the benchmarking analysis (such as OS-level caching), take a look at the slides. They do try to do a serious benchmarking comparison. - There was serious differences in servers which were disk-bound vs disk-unbounded (CPU-bound).

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Final Program of the FOSS4G Conference

Here's last week's announcement regarding the availability of the final FOSS4G conference program. From the announcement: "More than 700 people have already subscribed and the number is growing every day. If you have not subscribed yet, do it now. Some workshops are already sold out so don't loose the chance to choose your favourite workshop." As announced earlier this summer, Slashgeo will have a representative attending the conference.

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