Friday 20 April 2012

Generated Function Reference

Last year I had the pleasure of working with Justin on filling in the WFS 2.0 "FunctionName" information. The WFS 2.0 was just the excuse for me - what I really wanted was a data structure I could ask at runtime about functions, their parameters and any restrictions you would need to know when entering them.

While was able to put this information to use and generate a function list for the GeoTools documentation, it is only today that I got a chance to hook the information into uDig.

Update: Finished up this "FilterViewer" code allowing you to smoothly change between a couple of options.

Out of the box I just had time for a couple of options - ranging from a bit of content assist through to the enable / disable radio buttons shown above.

I also managed to get warning and error reporting working (using cute little icons which you can click to see the message).

If you would like to try this Download a sneak peak of uDig 1.3-SNAPSHOT (a tech preview is available for all the platforms).

Wednesday 11 April 2012

GeoRabble Brisbane

Australia is returning to work after a long lazy four day weekend. A bit startling to celebrate easter as an entry into Autumn - are we supposed to serve Pumpkin Pie? Oh wait this is Australia that should be rabbit pie.

A rousing success story of grass roots spatial fun and networking has been the GeoRabble events happening down in Melbourne. I am pleased to find the idea spreading to places like Sydney and far flung Brisbane.

If you would like to sign up there is a page here. It would be great to see you there - grab a free ticket to reserve your seat.