OpenGeo Suite 2.5 Released
We are excited to release a new version of the OpenGeo Suite! Along with the many improvements and bug fixes from the open source communities, this release includes for the first time a toolkit for developing and deploying applications powered by the OpenGeo Suite. This release also greatly improves our support for raster formats.
The OpenGeo Suite Client SDK provides tools for developing and deploying web mapping applications backed by the OpenGeo Suite, like GeoExplorer. It provides a plugin-based architecture leveraging OpenLayers, Ext JS, and GeoExt that allows you to build powerful web mapping applications by providing a JSON configuration. Those of you familiar with our GXP workshop know all about developing applications with the OpenGeo Client SDK. For more information, check out our tutorial on developing applications with the OpenGeo SDK.
Better raster support with GDAL
The OpenGeo Suite now comes with support for publishing data from many formats supported by the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL), including DTED, EHdr, AIG, ENVIHdr, and many more. MrSID is available as well to those with a license for LizardTech’s decoding software development kit.
Other noteworthy changes
As mentioned in the release notes, the OpenGeo Suite 2.5 also includes a number of noteworthy changes, among them:
- Improvements to the GeoServer Layer Importer, including Oracle and SQL Server options as well as support for importing ZIP files containing multiple Shapefiles.
- Options in GeoServer to allow layers to be available but not advertised as well as options for producing lenient capabilities documents to prevent invalid XML output from misconfigured layers.
- Better WFS output from GeoServer, including paging and sorting in the WFS capabilities as well as user-defined WFS GetFeatureInfo output.
- Better 3D support in GeoServer and GeoTools, including proper handling of read/write of 3D polygons from Oracle and proper handling of 3D data in GML3 encoding