Here at OpenGeo, 2012 was an exciting year. We had major releases, components upgrades, a good deal of growth and more. While reviewing our 2012 blog posts, the sheer amount of news became abundantly clear to me. I decided to take a dive into the analytics and look for which posts you found the most interesting, which caused the greatest reaction and which were tweeted, shared, and commented on the most. With a little bit of effort, I was able to pull up the top posts of last year and compile them in the list below. Maybe you missed them the first time, or perhaps you’d like to give them another read.
- OpenGeo Suite 3.0 Released!
Coming in as the number one post of 2012 was the announcement of OpenGeo Suite 3.0. No surprises here as the 3.0 release brought a ton of exciting new features to the table, including server-side processing, security enhancements, and upgraded components.
- Creating a GeoServer Split Polygon WPS Process (Part I)
In the number two entry, Martin Davis lays out the steps on using WPS to split polygons in GeoServer. It was a particularly compelling post at the time since WPS had just been introduced to GeoServer and was about to be added to the OpenGeo Suite. In case you were wondering, the follow up post was published one month later.
- Visions for OpenLayers 3
Last summer Tim Schaub, our CTO and OpenLayers PSC member, laid out a plan for OpenLayers 3. For more background information check out the follow up post Why OpenLayers 3.0?. After successfully raising funds, including a a great showing through the indiegogo campaign, the OpenLayers team has enough in their coffers to begin developing OpenLayers 3 and will be meeting in the spring of 2013 for a sprint. Our thanks to everyone supporting OpenLayers 3.
- Adding Layers to GeoServer Using the REST API
In this post Sam Smith, our support guru, offers detailed instructions on how using the REST API to add layers to GeoServer can save time and headaches.
- PostGIS 2.0 Released
It looks like many of you were excited as we were about Paul Ramsey’s announcement of the PostGIS 2.0 release.
- PostGIS 2.0 New Features: Typmod
In the sixth most popular post of 2012, Paul Ramsey is showed off new features that made it into PostGIS 2.0. Later he released a similar post called PostGIS 2.0 New Features: 3D/4D Indexing
- Surface Interpolation in GeoServer
At number seven, Martin Davis is showed off new processing features, specifically rendering transformations.
- Distributed versioning for geospatial data
In this post, Chris Holmes weighs in with his series of white papers exploring distributed versioning for geospatial data.
- Thematic map creation with SLD is now much easier
No one ever said SLD was easy to learn. With new transformation functions, and this post, we hope to ease some of your pain.
- Five things you didn’t know about GeoExplorer
Rounding out the list is a great introduction to GeoExplorer, the map composition tool that comes bundled with the OpenGeo Suite.
That’s the top ten in 2012. As always, we appreciate your feedback. If you enjoyed something you read on our site or our blog please feel free to leave a comment or contact us at any time. Thanks for reading! We hope you stick around for 2013.