OGC has approved the Web Processing Service (WPS) v2 Standard

29 June 2015. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership has approved the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) Version 2 Interface Standard.

Product Overview: Caliper Maptitude

Although Caliper®’s Maptitude® product is usually considered a desktop GIS system, it does implement a number of web-based features, allowing it to be used as a web map viewer.

GeoServer 2.7 has been released

Version 2.7 of the open source geospatial data server, GeoServer, has just been released.

OpenLayers 3.4 Released

Version 3.4.0 of the open source web mapping library, OpenLayers, has just been released.

Product Overview: MPExporter

Those looking to migrate their Microsoft MapPoint maps to the geospatial web may want to look at MPExporter, an add-in from Mapping-Tools.com.

OGC approves ARML 2.0

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has approved the Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML) 2.0 Interface Standard. ARML 2.0 is an open, non-proprietary XML encoding for augmented reality content. It is intended for augmented reality content providers to provide visual appearance and real world anchors for virtual objects.

Google Earth Pro: Now Free

Google have removed the $400 fee from the ‘Professional’ license of the popular Google Earth application. Further information on Google Earth Official Announcement  

Book Review: Building Web Applications with ArcGIS

Building Web Applications with ArcGIS, by Hussein Nasser (buy from Packt) is a beginner’s guide to creating a simple web map application with ArcGIS. The format is that of a tutorial, and will be useful to someone creating their first geoweb application using ArcGIS for Server. More advanced users may find the author’s other ArcGIS ...

Book Review: Cartographer’s Toolkit

The Cartographer’s Toolkit: Colors, Typography, Patterns by Gretchen N. Peterson is a collection of color palettes, typography, and other map components arranged in an easy to reference manner.It will be useful for those who wish to (and have the opportunity to) design more sophisticated maps.