The open source hipsters and geogeeks are being treated to a release this week as OpenGeo errrrrr Boudless has announced the availability ofOpenGeo suite 4.0. According to teh company, this release brings new features and improvements, including component upgrades to PostGIS 2.1, GeoServer 2.4, GeoWebCache 1.5 and support for OpenLayers 3 and QGIS. Additional developments include a GeoServer clustering extension which allows high availability and better scaling under load.
Additional features at 4.0 include:
- Improved interoperability with Google. The KML module in GeoServer has been rewritten and the KML point symbolizer has been enhanced to allow features KML by itself normally wouldn’t, like stacked symbols.
- Improved support for 3D and LIDAR point clouds. Improved support for multidimensional data. PostGIS now natively stores LIDAR data, GeoServer and GeoWebCache can better configure and filter across multiple dimensions, including time and elevation.
- Catalog support with CSW. A GeoServer extension to support Catalog Service for Web (CSW) version 2.0.2, providing support for Dublin Core and the ISO Metadata Application Profile.
- Mapmeter The necessary plugins to run Mapmeter, a management and analytics tool for monitoring the health and usage of production geospatial services, come pre-packaged in OpenGeo Suite 4.0. The service comes included for OpenGeo Suite customers at the Platform and Strategic levels, but is also available for purchase separately.