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09 October 2012, 12:18

Server-side enhancements for OpenGeo Suite 3.0

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OpenGeo logo The developers at OpenGeo worked on improving the server side of their geodata platform in version 3.0 of the OpenGeo Suite to make it a more comprehensive platform for processing spatial data on the web. Features include a OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) which allows geospatial processing to be run against the GeoServer, rendering transformations for cartography and support for serverside scripting in Python and JavaScript.

The suite also includes PostGIS 2.0, a version of PostgreSQL enhanced to handle geodata; in 2.0 it includes support of raster data and raster/vector analysis in the database. The server also has an enhanced security subsystem with LDAP, digest and X.509 certificate authentication, support for multi-tenancy through virtual services and a user interface for configuring the GeoWebCache.

A workshop provides details of how the various open source projects used in the suite work together. OpenGeo Suite is produced by the geospatial division of the not-for-profit OpenPlans and employs developers working on PostGis, GeoServer and OpenLayers.

The suite is available as a limited Community Edition and as a licensed Enterprise Edition. The Community Edition is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (as RPM or Debian packages). All versions of the OpenGeo Suite are licensed under the GPLv2, with components under GPLv2, LGPL, BSD and GPLv3; a recent blog post details the licensing requirements.


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