Thursday, April 26, 2012

uDig in GSoc 2012

Same as in the past years uDig it partecipating in the Google Summer of Code 2012.

This year two students proposed projects to our community:

Carol Hansen, which will enable uDig users to plot shortest-path route of OSM data, using a Neo4j-Spatial API. She will be mentored by a last year's students of our community, Davide Savazzi, and supported both by Neo4j's and our community.

The second project is by Marco Foi, an Italian Geologist, which will bring back what the latest releases of uDig are heavily missing: the Axios toolset. As his project states, he will be porting the Axios Spatial Tools into uDig core 1.3. Marco will be mentored by our vector tools expert Mauricio Pazos.

We all do welcome Carol and Marco into our community and hope they will enjoy the projects they are starting to work on.

Big kudos go to the Osgeo coordinators and the Summer of Code project for their support and patience during the less technical parts of the project kick-off.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

uDig feature movies

Have you ever had to check something like 2000 features? A quick check, nothing difficult. But 2000 or more features. You start panning around, after a while you do not know what you passed already, your eyes get glossy, you loose control, bad things happen, and some of you ask themself why they can't just be writing code instead. The only solution I could think of, was some kind of movie that would crawl through the features and zoom to each one, something you could stop and resume. Well, the next uDig will finally have that tool:
I guess this doesn't need much explanation. If you have doubts, just ask. One nice thing for the future might be to also add amap image export facility, which would make it possible to print an image of each feature?