2019 FOSS4G Bucharest Talks speaker: Daniel Morissette
State of MapServer
MapServer 7.4 was released earlier this year. The main focus of this release is MapScript - MapServer’s scripting language, and we'll review the various language options available along with other changes and lesser known features from recent releases. A summary of development from the recent OSGeo codesprint in Minnesota, and the road map towards MapServer 8 will be presented.
A description of MapServer  and a brief history of its development will be outlined, along with a summary of the project health including numbers of active contributors and mailing list users, and project steering committee changes. An overview of projects related to MapServer will be given including MapCache , MapServer for Windows , GC2 , mappyfile , and the Zoo project .
We'll look at how to get involved with MapServer and help with the continued success of the project at all technical levels. Finally members of the MapServer PSC (Project Steering Committee) will be present at the talk to answer questions.
MapML: The (new) "map" HTML element, now in MapServer, GDAL and OGR
The W3C Maps for HTML Community Group is working to define a (new) "map" HTML element that would be used to define map contents in a web page and would be directly supported and rendered by web browsers in a standardized way. All this is done by building on existing standards such as WMS, WFS and Tile Services. In addition to standardizing the encoding and access to map elements in web browsers, this encoding also aims to make the map contents more easily discoverable and indexable by search bots on the Web.
This talk will start with an overview of the MapML draft specification, and then discuss the recent implementation of MapML in MapServer, GDAL and OGR. The goal of this initial implementation is to get MapML used in real life scenarios and to gather feedback from the community on the draft specification. Please come and join the discussion!