GeoHelm: A new route to Open Source GIS

GeoHelm

We’re very happy to announce the release of our new Open Source project; GeoHelm.

GeoHelm is a Webmin module that installs, configures, and manages a complete Open Source GIS stack.

It provides users of all skill levels with easy set-up and browser-based management without locking the user into a particular solution.

You can even delete the module itself and all components will continue to operate normally.

All software installed is the latest stable version direct from the provider (Apache Tomcat, Java, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, PgRouting, and GeoServer).

The idea of GeoHelm is based upon our experience in administration and is intended to help address what we believe are some of the main barriers faced by users of various skill levels.

  1. For those new to GIS, it provides an easy to install and easy to use interface to get going with Open Source GIS.
  2. For more experienced users it minimizes the amount of time and effort required to go to production.
  3. For developers, it can help to address the most common issue we found when¬†developers go to production, namely; “It worked on my laptop…..”.

While GeoHelm is not an IDE (or seeking to become one), because it installs latest, unmodified versions of all software, it is the same software that will be used in production.  No surprises.

Equally important, it installs the software on production Operating Systems, not in a container or pre-built installer.

GeoHelm is supported on CentOS 7, Debian 8 and 9, Ubuntu 14 and 16, Fedora 24 and 25,  and Scientific Linux 7.

For full documentation, please visit geohelm.org.  A Quick Start guide can be found there as well.

Please address any issues to:  https://github.com/AcuGIS/GeoHelm

 

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Tomcat Module for Webmin

Tomcat Module for Webmin

As part of our ongoing commitment to Open Source, we are pleased to announce the availability of our Apache Tomcat module for Webmin.

The module allows you to install and manage Apache Tomcat via Webmin and works for all major distributions.

If you already have an existing installation, you can also use the module to manage your Tomcat instance by updating the configuration file.

Downloads:

URL: https://cdn.acugis.com/apache-tomcat-webmin-plugin/tomcat.wbm.gz

md5: https://cdn.acugis.com/apache-tomcat-webmin-plugin/acugis-tomcat-webmin-plugin.txt

Go to Servers->Apache Tomcat (you may need to refresh page)

Or get on GitHub:

$ git clone https://github.com/AcuGIS/Tomcat-Webmin-Module

$ mv Tomcat-Webmin-Module tomcat

$ tar -cvzf tomcat.wbm.gz /tomcat

Learn more at:

https://www.acugis.com/webmin-tomcat-plugin.html

and:

https://github.com/AcuGIS/Tomcat-Webmin-Module

Singapore

Singapore

We are pleased to announce that we have now added Singaport to our list of hosting locations.

AcuGIS now offers all of the following locations:

  1. United States (New York City)
  2. United Kingdon (Maidstone)
  3. Deutschland (Frankfurt)
  4. France (Strasbourg and Roubaix)
  5. Singapore

5 Star Excellence Award

AcuGIS:  5 Star Excellence Award

Since the acquisition of AcuGIS.com by MapFig, Inc, we have been focusing on providing the best possible services and support.

We are very happy to announced we have now re-gained the 5 Star Excellence Rating from Shopper Approved.

http://www.shopperapproved.com/reviews/acugis.com/

ShopperApproved is widely used across the hosting industry.  It is a very useful tool for both hosts and consumers as it provides both with needed information about service levels.

ShopperApproved is not a rubber stamp service.  You cannot pick and chose which reviews are displayed.

Providers are allowed to veto only 1 review per year(!).

This is one of many reasons why ShopperApproved, which accepts ratings only from verified customers, is used and valued widely across the industry.

We look forward to continuing to provide the service our clients both expect and deserve.