FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 13, 2009
Little Rock, Arkansas
GeoStor 6.0 Invitation for Beta Testing and User Feedback
The Arkansas Geographic Information Office (AGIO) has developed an updated version of GeoStor. This is an invitation for users to participate in beta testing of GeoStor 6.0 Beta and to provide feedback.
GeoStor 6.0 Action Plan Dates
April 13th – GeoStor 6.0 released as beta
April 15th – GeoStor 6.0 Webex session provided by GeoStor staff
April 16th – Call for Application XML metadata
June 20th- GeoStor 5.0 goes dark
June 22nd – All beta URL’s changed to the www.geostor.arkansas.gov
June 22nd- GeoStor 6.0 is in production
June 29th- Detailed GeoStor 6.0 documentation
GeoStor 6.0 is now available for beta testing and the AGIO is soliciting users to test the new system and provide feedback.
The Beta version is incomplete, likely contains bugs and should NOT be used for any production purposes. We recognize that visitors have various operating systems and Internet browsers. Although we want every visitor to have the best possible experience from GeoStor, it is impossible to provide web pages that work identically, efficiently, and effectively with all browsers and settings.
This site has been designed to function with the following Internet browser software:
Internet Explorer 7.0
Mozilla Firefox 3.0
Google Chrome 2.0
These browsers were selected based on statistics generated by GeoStor 5.0 users over the past two years. Please accept our sincerest apologies if GeoStor does not function properly in older browsers.
We encourage users to test the following:
· Search and Advanced Search
· GIS Data Downloads
o Various Formats
o Various Projections
o Clip (city, county, state, defined area, etc)
· Web Map Services (beta.geostor.arkansas.gov)
o Connect to web map services using various desktop / web software
o Connect to web feature services using various desktop / web software
o ESRI users should test should test ArcGIS Server connections as well
o General testing
We encourage testers to report bugs via an interactive web forum on April 15th, via the GeoStor blog or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be specific when reporting issues.
GeoStor staff will be providing an interactive web forum presentation on April 15th. This presentation will highlight the functions of GeoStor 6.0 and include time for questions, answers and feedback on identified bugs.
Topic: GeoStor 6.0 Beta Review Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Time: 1:00 pm, Central Daylight TimeMeeting Number: 590 441 890 Meeting Password: geostor Dial in information: 1-866-800-8622 passcode = 6822767#
Please click the link below to see more information, or to join the meeting.
———————————- To join the online meeting ———————————– 1. Go to https://thedataport.webex.com/thedataport/j.php?ED=115800352&UID=1046519792&PW=f3838582640b0e0919180404
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: geostor
4. Click “Join Now”. For assistance
——————————————————- For Support—————————–1. Go to https://thedataport.webex.com/thedataport/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click “Support”.