Spatial Data Package Platform — Releases

Thorben Westerhuys
Aug 6 · 3 min read

The human readable version of spatial updates, releases and upcoming features of the platform. The full technical release notes are available on GitHub.

🏔 Planned: Piz Bernina (0.8.x)

On revitalized grounds: climbing 2022

🗂 Workspaces 2.0
See your own and shared workspaces in the workspace dashboard. Create and manage new workspaces to organize your work. When ready share via link or invite collaborators to join your workspace.

🌃 Vector Download and High Res Printing
All map layers are now also downloadable as high resolution image as well as a vector file.

👩‍💻 User Profiles
Change and reset your password, update your email address.

🏔 Piz Albula (0.7.0 to 0.7.3)

Landscape setting: January to July 2021

🗺 WMS support
Map layers can now include a WMS service. This allows to integrate legacy map services, e.g. published on public Web-GIS sites.

📱 Better mobile support
The layout on mobile devices like phones and tablets has been improved.

⚙️ Configuration options and miscellaneous
The search and example gallery on the main page can be disabled and the intro text customized. The currently running version is also shown at the bottom of the page as well as the login and admin pages. Privacy preserving analytics via Fathom can now be added.

🧪 In Beta

on/off the beaten track
…on sandbox.dfour.space

👩‍💻 Personalized Workspace
Personalized Workspace through our support team is ensured. Upload and request of a map layers is enabled.

✏️ Upload a map layer
Upload a new or update an existing map layer (data package) in a workspace. A map layer can be created for instance with our QGIS plugin. This feature also enables third-party vendors to upload map layers via the API directly.

🎨 Annotations and Post-It’s
Add your own annotations and post-it’s as sketch layers and publish to a workspace for sharing with collaborators when ready.

🧰 Map layer store
Request map layers (data packages) via the experimental store.

Out of the Box (0.3.0 to 0.6.2)

Annual crops: April to November 2020

🗂 Workspaces
Introducing Workspaces for organising multiple of data packages into a set, that can be shared together, e.g. for a workshop, project phase or alike. Add as many map layers (data packages) to a workspace and send out a link.

🏞 Screenshot Service
A static screenshot is automatically generated for every uploaded data package, which can be downloaded for use in presentations or other offline media.

🔗 Rich Web Links
When pasting a link to a map layer into social media or other websites a rich preview with the title, description and thumbnail of the map now appears (OpenGraph support).

➡️ Topics
Map layers can now be assigned to a topic and are grouped by topic in a workspace.

Hello World (0.2.0 to 0.2.1)

Penguin’s March 2020

ℹ️ Map legends
Add legends to your map layers (data package) and they become part of an overlay automatically. Parts of the entries are always shown, others only upon expanding the legend. The overlay also includes other metadata from the data packages, such as the title, a description and data sources.

📐 Polygons, Lines and Circles
We improved support for styling polygons, lines and circles.

👩‍💻 Graph based API
All content on the platform is also available via a graph-based API, so third party developers can build integrations easily.

🔓 Open Source
The platform is available as open source on GitHub.

The PoC (0.1.0 to 0.1.2)

The Galanthus [Snowdrop]: February 2020

👋 Maps
Proof of concept: Storing and viewing a simple spatial data package on a map, reachable by a unique link.

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Thorben Westerhuys

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Cividi works with partners, cities and planners across the world, building and researching data driven planning tools to make our urban habitats more livable. Cividi is supported by Engagement Migros, a development fund of the Migros Group.