mapjfx 1.18.0 has MAP_POINTER_MOVED event and uses OfflineCache singleton

I just released mapjfx version 1.18.0 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.18.0</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

The first change in this verison is that the OfflineCache instance now is a Singleton and shared between all instances of MapView objects in an application. This allows for more than one MapView to use the offline cache mechanisms.

The other change is that now for a pointer (mouse) move detetction when the pointer is over the map, an appropriate event is generated.

mapjfx version 1.17.0 reporting the map’s extent and using OpenLayers 4.6.5

I just released mapjfx version 1.17.0 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.17.0</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

mapjfx now ow uses OpenLayers 4.6.5.

As a new feature, the MapView object now emits events whenever the extent of the map changes. This happens when the center of the map is changed, the zoom value is changed or when the map’s window size is changed. The event can be processed like this:

// add an event handler for extent changes and display them in the status label
mapView.addEventHandler(MapViewEvent.MAP_BOUNDING_EXTENT, event -> {
  event.consume();
  labelExtent.setText(event.getExtent().toString());
});

mapjfx problems

Since some time now users have reported that mapjfx does not properly display the maps. I wrote a small JavaFX application which is just a WebView and a textfield to edit an URL. This application as well shows buggy behaviour in not loading the map tiles properly. This is the plain JavaFX WebView, with no adddition, custom Javascript code or things that mapjfx does:

Other browsers have no problem with these pages. I do not know if this is some bug in WebView – or more probably in WebKit that’s used internally, but there is nothing I have found up to now that I could do to work around.

This map-tile loading problem only seems to happen with OpenStreetMap servers, I have up to now found no problems when using Bing Maps.

Edit 29.03.2018: At the moment I do not see these issues when running with Oracle JDK 10, feedback about this is very welcome!

mapjfx 1.15.0 using OpenLayers 4.6.4

I just released mapjfx version 1.15.0 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.15.0</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

Now uses OpenLayers 4.6.4.

Comments and contributions welcome.

mapjfx 1.14.0 released

I just released mapjfx version 1.14.0 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.14.0</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

  • There are new events that are triggered on mouse entry and exit on markers and labels. Thanks to skinkie for that.
  • The CSS style property of a Label is now an observed property and changes will be reflected on the map immediately.
  • Now uses OpenLayers 4.4.0

Comments and contributions welcome.

mapjfx 1.13.2 using OpenLayers 4.3.2

I just released mapjfx version 1.13.2 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.13.2</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

Now uses OpenLayers 4.3.2.

Comments and contributions welcome.

mapjfx 1.13.1 using OpenLayers 4.2.0

I just released mapjfx version 1.13.1 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.13.1</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

Now uses OpenLayers 4.2.0.

Comments and contributions welcome.

mapjfx 1.13.0 adds the possibility to exclude URLs from being cached

I just released mapjfx version 1.13.0 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.13.0</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

The offline cache now can be configured with a collection of Strings (Java RegExp patterns) so that URLs matching any of these will not be cached.

 

Comments and contributions welcome.

mapjfx 1.12.2 – no default caching

I just released mapjfx version 1.12.2 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.12.2</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

The test program in the library and the mapjfx-demo now do not use the offline cache by default.

The caching seems to get problems the more the backing servers are using https. And Bing for example uses https calls to validate the token, which should not be cached.

Alas it is not possible only to cache the map image data, because only from the url being retrieved, there is no possibility to decide wether it’s image data or something other.

So the best seems to be not use the cache by default.

Comments and contributions welcome.

mapjfx 1.12.1 with fixes to the code for caching data

I just released mapjfx version 1.12.1 it should be found shortly at maven central, the artifact coordinates are:

  <dependency>
    <groupId>com.sothawo</groupId>
    <artifactId>mapjfx</artifactId>
    <version>1.12.1</version>
  </dependency>

The source is available at GitHub.

I implemented some improvemtnes to the code that does the caching of map images.

 

Comments and contributions welcome.