[Atlas-framework-users] Version 1.7 finally released
Stefan A. Tzeggai
tzeggai at wikisquare.de
Tue May 24 13:05:52 CEST 2011
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AtlasStyler and Geopublisher 1.7 released!
See http://de.geopublishing.org/Version%201.7 for colors and pictures.
On May 20th 2011 we are proud to announce that Geopublisher and
AtlasStyler 1.7 have been released.
Geopublisher is a tool for geographers to create and publish maps
without any knowledge of HTML, SLD, Servers etc. and AtlasStyler is a
graphical interface to create OGC SLD/SE documents without the need of
hacking any XML.
GP and AtlasStyler applications are translated into five languages:
English, German, French, Turkish, Italian and Russian. In this release
not all translations are updated. Translaters are asked to translate any
new strings to we can make a full translated 1.7.1 release soon.
It has been half a year since version 1.6 has been released and we are
very sorry for the delay - usually we want to make four releases a year.
The following points mark some of the most important new features in
this new version.
* Automatic on-line publishing on geopublishing.org:
When exporting an atlas you may choose to publish the atlas
on-line at http://atlas.geopublishing.org automatically without any
technical setup. You may also choose to protect your atlas with a
password. This new hosting feature is a free service without any
guarantee. For commercial atlases that need support please contact us.
* New HTML editor:
Thanks to the Glowa Jordan River project we have been able to
include a new HTML editor into the Geopublisher application. The new
editor provides spelling correction for more than 20 languages and has
many new features like importing Microsoft Word layout.
* Rewrite of the "Personalize logos and icons" dialog. The new
dialog can be found at Atlas -> Personalize Images. The user may now
also define where on the map the maplogo should appear:
* Support for languages, that are not official ISO languages. This
extension was sponsored by the www.cuvewaters.net project which does
research in Central-Northern Namibia.
* >90% Turkish translation thanks to Ali?an Balkoca, PROGIS Yaz?l?m
* Filter by search-word simplifies managing many entries in your
data-pool or map-pool:
AtlasStyler 1.7 SLD/SE Editor:
AtlasStyler is an integrated part of Geopublisher which can be used as a
stand-alone application. Most of these new features are also part of
* New concept of "RulesLists"
We introduced a new concept called RulesLists to allow the
creation and management of very complex styles without losing the overview.
A "RulesList" is a collection of SLD Rules that belong together
semantically. For example a quantile classification is presented in
SymbologyEncoding as multiple <sld:Rules>. For the AtlasStyler user
these are presented as one RulesList. You may define multiple RulesLists
in one style and define CQL filters or Min-/Max-Scales for each of them.
Btw: You can copy any RulesList directly to the clipboard as a set of
Every RulesList in AtlasStyler can now be limited to a specific
scale range. To change the symbology while zooming into the map just
define two RulesLists with different Min-/Max-Scales.
This screenshot shows the new RulesList menu structure in
AtlasStyler. Note that the GPS points are not labeled since the preview
is zoomed out of the Max-Scale range for the labels. This is indicated
by marking the "max-scale" column red. Also note that you can avoid
entering any Min-/Max-Scale numbers manually by using the right-mouse
* Support for styling raster:
Support to style one-band raster files (e.g. GeoTiff or ArcASCII).
Two types of RuleLists are supported: "colors for distinct raster
values" and "define value ranges to be painted in different colors".
Both dialogs allow the definition of NODATA values which are mapped to
transparency. Of course the raster styler also has support for
scale-dependency and comes with all of ColorBrewers palettes included.
* A small new feature is to convert raster color palettes extracted
by gdal to SLD
* Improved WFS compatibility:
We had a hackfest with Andreas Schmitz and Markus Schneider of the
deegree 3 development team to test and improve compatibility. We are
happy that it now works to create SLDs with AtlasStyler using a deegree
3 WFS as a feature source:
Under the hood:
* New icons for the webpage and JavaWebStart making it clearer
whether you are using a stable or testing release.
* geopublishing.org moved to a faster server
As always we are very happy to hear from you. If you have any questions,
bug-reports or ideas contact us via the mailinglist.
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