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netbeans

Yet another great Apache NetBeans release

Apache NetBeans 11.1, the tool which makes Mapton possible, was released earlier this week.

Read the announcements at [ANNOUNCE] Apache NetBeans 11.1 Released and Apache NetBeans 11.1 Features.

The next, soon to be released, Mapton will be based on the Apache NetBeans Platform 11.1.

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new feature

Manage data updates

Manage your data updates with the recently added Update manager.

The Update manager assists in updating data provided by the plugins, not the plugin themselves.

First one out is the GeoNames search engine database, which is no longer bundled with Mapton, instead, you will be prompted to install it if it’s missing and update if it’s old. As a result of that, the mapton.zip got reduced from 61 to 55 MB. 🙂

This is part of the Mapton API available to plugin developers.

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release

Mapton 1.1.1 released

This is a minor update with two new features; dark theme and HiDPI support.

Get it from the download page.

Enjoy!

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new feature snapshot

HiDPI – a huge improvement

As of today, Mapton now supports UI scaling.

It’s available in the development branch and in the new snapshot.

Start mapton with an argument like this:

mapton --fontsize 24

or edit your $MAPTON_INSTALL_DIR/etc/mapton.conf like this:

default_options="--branding mapton -J-Xss2m -J-Dnetbeans.logger.console=true -J-ea --fontsize 24"

fontsize 12 equals scale 1.0, so 24 will double it.

 

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dev new feature

Let there be darkness

Even though it’s somewhat experimental, Mapton now has a “dark mode” available in the settings.

 

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release

Mapton 1.1.0 released

After a month of development it’s time to release the first update of Mapton.

Some of the changes since the previous release are:

  • NEW: Time awareness. Display map objects at a specific point in time or in an interval.
  • NEW: Photos. Display geo tagged photos on the map.
  • NEW: Chart support. Display charts when clicking on a map object or similar.
  • OPT: Reduced file size.

…and the usual fixes and tweaks

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new feature

Chart support

A ‘Chart window’ was just introduced in Mapton, the intended use is to display charts when clicking on a map object or similar. The chart can easily be fed with data or to be replaced with a very customized chart object.

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release

Mapton 1.0.0 released

After more than a year of development it’s time to release the first version of Mapton.

Some of the changes since the March snapshot are:

Maps

  • FIX: Removal of deprecated NASA services
  • NEW: Give proper attribution to map providers
  • NEW: Plot Wikipedia placemarks
  • NEW: Make placemarks highlightable and clickable
  • NEW: Let user add WMS sources and styles

General

  • OPT: Improved startup time
  • OPT: Optimized memory settings
  • OPT: Updated GeoNames search engine database
  • OPT: Moved from Oracle NetBeans 8.2 Platform to Apache NetBeans 11 Platform

UI

  • NEW: Global Object properties window
  • NEW: Notification support
  • OPT: HTML styled editing in Notes

…and the usual fixes and tweaks

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NASA

NASA WorldWind Project Suspension FAQ

An update have been posted.

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NASA

NASA WorldWind Project Suspension


WorldWind team would like to inform you that starting April 5, 2019, NASA WorldWind project will be suspended. All the WorldWind servers providing elevation and imagery will be unavailable. While you can still download the SDKs from GitHub, there will be no technical support. If you have questions and/or concerns, please feel free to email at:

worldwind-info@lists.nasa.gov


That is a quote from https://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/news/2019-03-08-suspension-notice/

This affects Mapton and it’s users since WorldWind is one of the map engines used in Mapton.