Monday, June 3, 2013

Bolsena 2013 #1

It's that time of year again, where OSGeo hackers from around the globe meet in a former monastery to collaborate and code under the Italian sun.

Things are a little different this year. Looking at the past years we've got a record number of people attending this time! Also, sadly, the Italian sun is missing. I hope that people are right when they tell me it's going to get better...

So back to business. I'm in the process of completing the resource dependencies branch/pull request, I can probably create the pull request today or tomorrow. Things are looking good, the web console is already adapted, no tests are failing and it works.

The Mapbender people have installed deegree on their computers and are working on integrating a simple workflow to create a new WMS/layer based on a shape file in a remote deegree instance using our REST API. That's already working, and we're currently trying to get it running in a more user friendly way. Not a bad start!

In a related note, I've created a new pull request that adds some more features to the REST API, like querying for all supported coordinate systems, checking if a coordinate system is supported by deegree and an experimental call to retrieve all known identifiers for a WKT encoded coordinate system.

In theory the equality relation is defined on coordinate systems (not taking identifiers into account obviously), but in practice I was not able to compare the Utah UTM zone (EPSG:26912) to a WKT encoded variant. I guess that's another reason why a rewrite/cleanup of the CRS package is needed.

Stay tuned for more!