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7/11/2017 - 3.0.0 is Almost Here!

After a great showing at ITAG, 3.0.0 is getting even closer to release! There’s been a few late-changing bugs that will need to be fixed but we expect to have 3.0.0 ready for everyone by the end of the month!

The biggest gulf right now is the documentation. Much of the older documentation and how-tos will still need “ported forward” to make a real release possible. The code is really good but we are missing that solid documentation component to go with it.

If you get any time please check out the demo and file any issues you may find. We want to get the best out of this first release and it’s really starting to gel! We also accept documentation help! If you find a how-to you’d like to rewrite or have solved a problem with 3.0.0 already send it our way. We’d love to put it in!

6/20/2017 - Starting to wrap on 3.0

We are getting closer and closer to an official 3.0 release! We’ve really tackled the last of the major features and can proudly announce that all of the following features work in the latest version of 3.0:

  1. Buffering. We’re using the ES6-capable version of JSTS to do client-side buffering. It’s been a really great addition and you can see it at work in the new demo.

  2. OpenLayers 4. OpenLayers now publishes an ol package which is ES6-compatible. We have adopted it and so now there is no longer a need to separately include OpenLayers in a gm3 application.

  3. The metadata tool is back. In all of our development we missed out on the simple metadata tool from the catalog. It’s back in the demo.

  4. Toolbar drawers. In GM 2.X these were provided by using a very widget heavy set of solutions. They usually had browser compatibility issues and some struggled to function on touch screens. The new solution is almost purely CSS based and has been test on modern version of IE, Chrome, Firefox, and on mobile browsers.

  5. ArcGIS FeatureServer layers. FeatureServer layers can now be treated the same way as WFS layers. They can be queries and rendered in the browser. The AGS Dakota County Rail layer in the demo has been added as an example to prove how it works and it can be used in the same ways and with services just like any other vector layer.

Thursday, @theduckylittle will be presenting at Iowa’s ITAG conference and covering all the new features and doing a live demo.

Please take some time to exercise the demo and file bug reports! The GeoMoose 3 issue list can be found here on GitHub.

5/2/2017 - Making a (PDF) Mark with GeoMoose 3.0

GeoMoose 3.0 is still moving along! We have put some serious work into preparing packaging and adding a new print tool. The coolest part? Still no server-side scripts needed to make printing happen! A major design goal is to minimize server-side software in GeoMoose 3.0. That means no more PHP requirement. There are two major roadblocks to that development:

  1. Buffering. This still needs to be tackled. The hope is to use a minified form of JSTS in order to provide client-side buffering of features.

  2. Printing. All of the previous print solutions in GeoMoose used server-side libraries for PHP or Perl. Now, we are able to use jsPDF and some tricks with OpenLayers to generate a PDF on the client. Major victory!

GeoMoose 3.0 and npm

GeoMoose 3.0 will also be available as a package on npm! Jim has been hard at work ensure that we have the project structured in such a way that folks can integrate the new GeoMoose into their npm-managed projects. It’s not ready quite yet but will be for the first release.

See it all!

Printing is now available in the Demo and all the code is available on GitHub.

4/18/2017 - Great things are afoot!

3.0 Development

Development on a fresh new GeoMoose 3.0 is getting really exciting! We’ve put together a great new architecture while working hard to keep GeoMoose familiar to users and administrators. Check out the activity on GitHub and the new Demo.

1/12/2017 - GeoMoose Version 2.9.2 Released

GeoMoose 2.9.2 is a bug fix release that includes fixes for 2.9.1 and 2.9.2. (2.9.1 was never officially released).

See GeoMoose 2.9.1 Release Notes and GeoMoose 2.9.2 Release Notes for details.

5/19/2016 - GeoMoose Version 2.9.0 Released

After months of hard work, we are pleased to bring you GeoMoose 2.9.0.

There were lots of new stuff and bug fixes for 2.9.0.

See GeoMoose 2.9.0 Release Notes for details.

10/2/2015 - GeoMoose Version 2.8.1 Released

The GeoMoose project is excited to announce the 2.8.1 release!

The 2.8.1 release fixes bugs that were in 2.8.0.

Check the GeoMoose 2.8.1 Release Notes for more details.

6/20/2015 - GeoMoose Version 2.8.0 Released

The GeoMoose project is excited to announce the 2.8.0 release!

2.8.0 fixes bugs that were in 2.7.1 and also includes some new exciting features.

Check the GeoMoose 2.8.0 Release Notes for more details.

11/12/2014 - GeoMoose Version 2.7.1 Released

After few months of work, the GeoMoose project is excited to announce the 2.7.1 release!

2.7.1 is a bug fix release for 2.7 which means it should be better than 2.7 in every way.

Check the GeoMoose 2.7.1 Release Notes for more detail.

9/13/2014 - GeoMoose Version 2.7 Released

After 18 months of work, the GeoMoose project is excited to announce the 2.7 release!

2.7 features major bug fixes in nearly every corner of the application. Version 2.7 should work with all 2.6 mapbooks and extensions. This is a great set of upgrades and ready for installation!

Check the GeoMoose 2.7 Release Notes for more detail.

4/17/2013 - GeoMoose has graduated OSGeo Project Incubation

We are exited to announce that the GeoMoose project has graduated from OSGeo incubation.

4/6/2013 - Come see us at FOSS4G-NA 2013

Come visit us at FOSS4G-NA 2013 in Minneapolis, MN from May 21-24. GeoMoose started in Minnesota and was first presented in very early form at OSG ‘05. As OSG ‘05 was a precursor to the FOSS4G conferences, we feel FOSS4G-NA 2013 is a homecoming for the project. There will be a GeoMoose workshop (presented as part of the MN GIS/LIS Consortium’s spring workshops) in the afternoon on May 21st. GeoMoose developers will be attending the conference and we plan to grab a table at the code sprint on Friday the 24th. Friday is a free day, so even if you can’t attend the rest of the conference, stop by and see us during the code sprint. Also, be sure to check out the other projects at the sprint and the free presentations.

2/12/2013 - GeoMoose 2.6.1 Ready to Rumble

Many, many, bug fixes and enhancements to the GeoMoose 2.6 family! This is a very worthwhile download and smoothes out a number of the quirks with GeoMoose 2.6. Check it out now! Downloads and GeoMoose 2.6.1 Release notes.

6/14/2012 - GeoMoose 2.6 Available for Download

Two months of testing completed, GeoMoose 2.6.0 is ready! Complete with Dojo integration and an updated OpenLayers! Downloads and GeoMoose 2.6 Release notes.

4/13/2012 - GeoMoose 2.6 RC1 Available Now

After nearly a year of development the new GeoMoose is here! The website has been updated with the new GeoMoose logo and the documentation is updating to include all of the new 2.6 features. For some assistance on the differences between 2.4 and 2.6 please visit GeoMoose 2.6 Release

5/13/2011 - GeoMoose 2.4 Available Now!

Two months of testing completed, GeoMoose 2.4 is ready for download! Check the downloads page for the latest updates! GeoMoose 2.4 Release

3/25/2011 - GeoMoose 2.4RC1 Ready for Download

After over a year we have assembled the first release candidate for GeoMoose 2.4. This integrates a lot of minor enhancements and fixes that have been contributed to the code, please download and test!

2/18/2010 - GeoMoose 2.2 Officially Released

The official GeoMoose 2.2 Release has arrived! This is the version is worth the upgrade from any 1.X series of GeoMoose installations. View the full release notes: GeoMoose 2.2 Release.

2/3/2010 - NEW WEBSITE!

The new website is much improved:
  • We have live demos.

  • A new Gallery!

  • A new Trac ticketing system that allows any GeoMoose user to submit a ticket to GeoMoose developers.

2/3/2010 - GeoMoose 2.2 RC1 Released

This is THE real 2.2 update. This is the first RC, we will take another week for bugs to be filed in the new Trac system. View the GeoMoose 2.2 Release and check out all the new features!

10/9/2009 - GeoMoose 2.0.1 Released

Great update! Download and Install! View The GeoMoose 2.0.1 Release.

8/20/2009 - Updated Documentation

We’ve added some important new documentation. UN*X installation instructions (for packages starting with 2.0.1) and a comprehensive list of configuration options that can be set in the mapbook. Check ‘em out!

7/21/2009 - GeoMoose 2.0 Released

GeoMoose 2.0 released! See downloads to get your copy. Also, we’ve rolled out this shiny new website!