gvSIG Online introduces a custom geocoder for local place names
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The latest version of gvSIG Online, an open source GIS platform, introduces custom geocoding and elevation profiles.
Users can create custom geocoders from their own SHP layers. This allows them to include place names that do not appear in the most common geocoders such as Nominatim or Google by default, such as local elements or place names in other languages.
In the case of having two or more official languages in a region or country, and when common geocoders do not include the place names of any of them, uses can load their local street map with the place names in that language. The process to create a geocoder is as simple as uploading the SHP file to the platform, exporting it to the database, and creating the geocoder from it. Thus, when searching for a place name in any of the projects, it would already show the results of that layer.
The Uruguay SDI project has also led to the development of a tool for calculating elevation profiles. This tool can calculate the elevation profile from the included digital elevation model, and show a graph which can then be saved as an image for insertion into presentations or reports.