Category Archives: MapSnack

all about project MapSnack – virtual or live or both geospatial appliance

semi-virtualized machine running from USB

In summer last year I was experimenting with what I call “Geospatial Operating Environment” – a client based virtual appliance for geospatialy related operations that would give to user immediate (instant) tools and applications. Well, there is already approach to … Continue reading

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MapSnack 0.5 premiere

…just finished new assembly of MapSnack 0.5, few facts: – based on Debian Etch – runs on VMWare – uses MapServer – can be ‘livelized’ with one command in 5-10 minutes  (thus run natively from DVD) – can be run … Continue reading

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Freedom from OS lock-in

quoting from http://blogs.vmware.com/console/2006/11/changing_role_o.html “Once you have a pervasive virtualization layer that focuses exclusively on managing all the underlying hardware and can run any OS, developers will finally be able to adapt and integrate the operating system as a part of … Continue reading

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Caching WMS requests

Recently I was interested in caching WMS requests on MapSnack, that would allow off-line usage of WMS sources. Unfortunately there is no functional WMS discovery or search engine. Google is very weak in this area and even inurl: doesn’t bring … Continue reading

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MapSnack pilot run

MapSnack runs. thanks to Jachym Cepicky and Peter Balogh we have now 2 pilot runs of MapSnack 1st: http://mapserver-slp.mendelu.cz – serving school forest enterprise maps SLP Krtiny 2nd : http://mapsnack.mendelu.cz – serving maps of southmoravia area all 2 virtual geospatial … Continue reading

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Reading MapSnack virtual disks directly from DVD

Today I’ve tried to access virtual disks from DVD to run MapSnack. Interestingly enough it runs, the trick is to make snapshot which can be read-only and remain on DVD – so you don’t need to copy all Gigabytes to … Continue reading

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1 MapSnack eaten per day

MapSnack has been already 165 times downloaded from June 2006 via bittorrent, that is in average more than 1 downloads per day since June 2006 ! few more downloads and we reach 100 Gigabytes sent.

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MapSnack presentation

Presentation of MapSnack – Geospatial Appliance form FOSS4G 2006 Continue reading

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Geospatial Appliance MapSnack at FOSS4G

Abstract of the MapSnack from the conference Foss4G 2006 Lausanne Continue reading

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First drop of term “Geospatial Virtual Appliance”

I am very suprised that no one ever used term “Geospatial Virtual Appliance” on interent – at least Google returned only 2 references… So from now on I will start to monitor number of Google responses on this term…try it … Continue reading

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