Tuesday, June 23, 2020

uDig Release Candidate 2.2.0.RC1

The uDig community is pleased to announce Release Candidate 2.2.0.RC1  

Release Details

Release Notes, Tag, and Downloads for Mac, Linux, and Windows : uDig 2.2.0.RC1 Release Canditate

Features, Bugfixes and Improvements

#314 Allows to configure display delay for edit tools
#379 Improved copy behavior for feature attributes
#367 Fixed Display access for Message Bubble
#363 Fixed Layer Memory Leak on Feature Events

Java 11 Support

From now on uDig can be run in Java 11 Runtime Environments.

#354 Removed joda-time dependency
#378 Update Eclipse Platform to Release 2019-03
#361 Update GeoTools to 22.1 (with dependencies)

This implies that uDig cannot support 32bit Operation Systems anymore, for details see Eclipse Platform Issue 536766.


Mailing Lists for both, Developers and Users changed:

For Users: udig-users@eclipse.org (was udig-users@locationtech.org)
For Developers : udig-dev@eclipse.org (was udig-dev@locationtech.org)

OpenSource is a team effort and we would like to thank everyone who helped to develop and test the release candidate: Emily Gouge, Nikolaos Pringouris, Silvia Franceschi, Andrea Antonello!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Using Stamen Map Tiles in uDig

Since Stamen created wonderful maps out of Openstreetmap data and provides a Tile Map Service the following tutorial shows how to use it in uDig.

Map Tiles from Stamen (http://maps.stamen.com/) are published under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0) license. The How-to guide at Stamen shows map URL templates for three different types:

  • http://tile.stamen.com/toner/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
  • http://tile.stamen.com/terrain/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpg
  • http://tile.stamen.com/watercolor/{z}/{x}/{y}.jpg
Here are images for each in the same order


At the moment of writing toner and watercolor tile sets are available worldwide whereas terrain is only available for USA.

How to use it in uDig

To add a new Layer click on Menu Layer -> Add .. to open Add Data Wizard. Choose Web Map Tiles in the list followed by button Next >.

On the next page uncheck Mapnik first and check Custom Server in the left panel.
Copy one of the map scheme URL's listed above and paste it into URL field on the right. To finally add the layer to the current map push Next > Button again. The layer is named Custom Server. To rename the layer, just right click on the layer in the layers view and choose Rename