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GeoSolutions’ New Website Launched

Dear all,at GeoSolutions we have launched our new website:  new layout, renewed graphics and design, more information about selected projects we have worked on.Enjoy,Simone.

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Behind the curtains: GeoServer/GeoTools ImageMosaic footprints management

Lately at GeoSolutions we have been working on improving the ImageMosaic capabilities as far as large mosaic with void areas are concerned. Often we need to mosaic several datasets which partially overlap which also contain areas where no data is defined (void areas); an example could be a set of satellite acquisitions with some missing areas (see pictures below).In the example above, the red borders represent the overlapping portions of the mosaic datasets; such portions partially overlap with other areas containing useful data for other datasets. A mosaic of these 2 datasets might produce a rendering like the one here...

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Automatic ImagePyramid import for GeoServer

Lately a new interesting feature has been added to the GeoServer, the possibility to automagically (yeah, it's not a typo) import raster pyramids created with gdal_retile and serve them as WMS/WCS layers.Andrea Aime has created a nice tutorial (see here), that should guide you through the basic steps for building a raster pyramid and then ingesting it into GeoServer.It is worth to point out that, to try this work out, you need to:Use a GeoServer nightly buildInstall the ImagePyramid extensionInstall fwtools or build GDAL on your platform of choice.Enjoy,Simone.

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GeoServer and GeoTools now supporting JPEG2000 via Kakadu SDK

Back in December 2009 Ing. Daniele Romagnoli and Ing. Simone Giannecchini have worked on bringing to supported status the raster plugin for serving JPEG2000 files via the well-known Kakadu SDK in GeoTools and GeoServer. A detailed description of the feature provided can be found here.The rationale behind this work was to be able to exploit directly the Kakadu SDK without having to pass through the GDAL Java wrappers in order to achieve higher performance and robustness as well as to gain finer control over the steps we were taking in order to load raster data from JPEG2000 files.The plugin for...

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Sharing thoughts about FOSS4G-IT 2010 part 1

Ciao a tutti,as announced in a previous post today we start to share the materials produced for the Foss4g-IT conference. Thanks to SUPSI, that in Lugano was host of this nice event, we had a very good time.In this first part we are sharing the slides of the presentation that Ing Simone Giannecchini, founder of GeoSolutions, illustrated at SUPSI’s Aula Magna.In this presentation you’ll find the state of art as far as Geoserver and its latest features are concerned: integrated security, dynamic symbolizers and ImageIO-Ext GDAL support. Also, quite interesting, it’s the use case describing an integrated system for scientific...

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