fix “There is no connected camera” on my Macbook Pro

note to self: sometimes it happens that applications cannot find a camera on my system, although it is definitely built in and not broken. This can be solved by stopping all applications that may be using the camera and then in a terminal run

sudo killall VDCAssistant

thanks to http://osxdaily.com/2013/12/27/fix-there-is-no-connected-camera-error-mac/ for this solution (check that link for further details)

mapjfx 2.5.0 and 1.24.0 released

I just released mapjfx versions 1.24.0 and 2.5.0, they will be available in maven central:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.24.0</version>
  </dependency>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>2.5.0</version>
  </dependency>

Now slf4j is used as logging framework and zooming by using the scrollwheel now works when the mouse is over a marker or label.

Version 1.24.0 is built using OracleJDK8, whereas version 2.5.0 is built with OpenJDK11.

support for alternate map projections in mapjfx

The latest versions of mapjfx – 1.22.0 and 2.3.0 – have the possibility to have different projections for the map used in OpenLayers. The possible projections are:

  • Web Mercator (EPSG:3857); this is used if no other projection is specified and is the projection that was hardcoded up to now
  • WGS84 (EPSG:4326); this can be set when initializing the MapView object.

Check the mapjfx-demo description and the source code. The actual versions are available in maven central:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.22.0</version>
  </dependency>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>2.3.0</version>
  </dependency>

The two screenshots show the different map projections:

EPSG:4326

EPSG:3857

mapjfx now supports filled polygons

I just released mapjfx versions 1.21.0 and 2.2.0, they will be available in maven central:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.21.0</version>
  </dependency>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>2.2.0</version>
  </dependency>

Now it is possible to close CoordinateLines to polygons with a fill color:


Comments and contributions welcome.

mapjfx 2.1.1 and 1.20.1 using OpenLayers 5.3.0

I just released mapjfx versions 1.20.1 and 2.1.1, they will be available in maven central:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.20.1</version>
  </dependency>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>2.1.1</version>
  </dependency>

mapjfx now uses OpenLayers version 5.3.0.

Version 1.20.1 is built using OracleJDK8, whereas version 2.1.1 is built with OpenJDK11.

mapjfx 2.1.0 and 1.20.0 released, now built with JDK8 and JDK11

The new versions are 1.20.0 and 2.1.o, available in maven central:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.20.0</version>
  </dependency>
  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>2.1.0</version>
  </dependency>

Version 1.20.0 is built using OracleJDK8, whereas version 2.1.0 is built with OpenJDK11.

mapjfx 1.19.0 adds support for XYZ map sources

I released mapjfx version 1.19.0 it can be found at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.19.0</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

This version adds support for XYZ map sources. The code was contributed by Erik Jaehne, thanks a lot for that.