OrbisGIS can be extended with new features thanks to its Plugins manager.

By default, some plugins are already installed (e.g Systems plugins, …). In addition, user can optionnaly add some Official plugins.

OSGi specification

Here, plugins are following the OSGi specification (release n°4.3). This systems allows developers to deploy their plugins in a simple and normalized way and to entrust the management of dependancies to OSGi.

To know more about this system, please consult the following documentation: OrbisGIS plugin system.

Plugins manager

To install a plugin, you have to launch the “Plugin manager” which is in the “Tools” menu of OrbisGIS.

OrbisGIS plugin manager

Here, users can:

  • Search plugins thanks to the engine,
  • Filter all, installed or updatable plugins,
  • Choose the type of plugins:
    • Plugins: mainly dedicated to users,
    • Systems: mainly dedicated to developers,
    • WPS plugins: plugins following the OGC WPS standard and available in the “Toolbox”.
  • Add a plugin*
    • from the disk ( Install plugin from disk ): select an OSGI jar file,
    • from an url ( Install plugin from an URL ): specify an url.
  • Add ( Add a repository ) / remove ( Remove a repository ) / update ( Refresh a repository ) a remote bundle repository,
  • Download/start/stop/update/uninstall a plugin.

* in both cases, dependancies will not be automatically resolved.

When selecting a plugin, users can:

  • Download ( Download the plugin ) the plugin,
  • Download and start ( Download and start the plugin ) the plugin,
  • Stop ( Stop the plugin ) the plugin,
  • Refresh ( Refresh the plugin ) the plugin,
  • Uninstall ( Uninstall the plugin ) the plugin.

Official plugins

The following plugins are developed by the OrbisGIS team but are not deployed by default. To install them, just use the Plugins manager.

Those plugins are documented in their dedicated GitHub repository. Here, you can find:

… and probably more to come !