Tuesday, August 18, 2009

uDig 1.2 M6

The uDig 1.2 "milestone 6" release is available for download.

This release is the result of an amazing week long code sprint held at Hydrologis in Italy supplimented by developers all over the world. A special thanks to the participating organizations: Axios, Camptocamp, Fraunhofer IAIS, HydroloGIS and LISAsoft.

The milestone release features:
  • Better support for TIFF and depending on your platform ECW and MrSID with an update to the imageio-ext library
  • Enhanced vector editing, revamped printing support
  • Upgrade to the latest Eclipse 3.5 (finally we can offer cocoa support on mac!)

Here are some example of some of the enchancements:
  • Import multiple layers into catalog at once
  • Deleting multiple maps only asks for a single confirmation and delete
  • standard paper sizes are now supported when printing!
  • Add rectangles, roundrectangles and ellipse when printing
  • Drag and Drop improvements: drag and drop mixed content in the catalog and map, move several maps at once, multiple services on project at once, handle multiple layers in the layer view
  • Improved workflow: An Open Map action, switch between common map scales
All in all 41 issues have been addressed for this release - for more information check the release notes.

Friday, August 14, 2009


This release, available for uDig 1.1.x, includes new features, improvements and bug fixes. We want to highlight the following ones:


  • Spatial Operation Split splits features from a source layer using a LineString features from a second layer (or reference layer).
  • Spatial Operation Fill creates a new geometry using the reference line and the border of the source polygon as its own border.

  • Merge Tool the usability has been improved in several ways.

  • New Split algorithm, it allows add vertex to neighbour geometries. Additionally, it solves many reported problems in the old split tool.

  • Spatial Operation Dissolve allows to select multiple dissolve property.

  • The spatial operation framework was factored to provide an easy way to extend with new operations. Thus the control logic was encapsuled in abstract classes to simplify the creation, associations presenters- commands and event handling .
  • Spatial Operation Extensions Point allows to add new spatial operations in the default set.

To download this new release please visit the uDig update-site or our web site www.axios.es download page.

Finally, we want to thank uDig community for your comments and suggestions to improve this product.

If you want to know more about this project visit the
following page: uDig Axios Community Space - Spatial Operations and Editing Tools

Monday, August 3, 2009

FOSS4G2009 presentations about uDig and friends

The FOSS4G2009 presentations are defined, so here are some uDig related presentation that you might be interested to attend:

Here is what the HydroloGIS team came up with:
  • JGrass, present and future
  • Anatomy of a digital field mapping with BeeGIS
  • JGrass-uDigs's sense for climate change
A very interesting live demosnstration comes from Potsdam, as suggested by Matthias Lendholt:
  • Live Demonstration of DEWS (that will show a Tsunami Early Warning System using uDig and GeoTools. If the network connectivity works properly they will show a life scenario instead of a powerpoint presentation)

Are there others around? Please send us an email if you are presenting something related to uDig & friends.