Version 37 (modified by Fran Boon, 11 years ago) ( diff )


Shapefile Layers

Upload a Shapefile to display on the map.

We can include as a useful base/sample

Import to display as an Overlay

This is available as gis_layer_shapefile in Trunk


  • Needs styling
    • Point layers should be possible to just use a marker (DONE)
      • Should be able to vary size based on an attribute
        • absolute values, such as 'Large', 'Medium' and 'Small'
        • value ranges, such as 0-5, 6-10, 21+
        Should be able to colour images based on an attribute (without needing coloured markers)
        • absolute values, such as 'Operational', 'Restricted' and 'Inoperable'
        • value ranges, such as 0-5, 6-10, 21+
    • Polygon layers (& optionally Point layers) can use a JSON Style object, as per Feature & Theme layers
      • Python side is done
      • Need to work in static/scripts/S3/s3.gis.layers.js
      • support graduated colours
    • S3SQLCustomForm to include Style field from layer_config into main form
    • Graphical UI to adjust style
      • accessible from map
        • update map in real-time to see effect of sliders
      • accessible from catalogue (less important)
    • style.popup (like KML BalloonStyle?)
  • Handle different projections
    • Currently this is supported by manually setting the projection (untested)
    • Can we read it from the Shapefile?
      • If doesn't yet exist in gis_projection, can we add a suitable record there? Download the appropriate proj4js support file?
  • onaccept to write any modified data back to the attached shapefile
  • Don't parse the Shapefile repeatedly if the file doesn't change
    • update_onaccept to check this & call main onaccept if it has

Import into native Tables

SHP should be converted to an lxml.etree for import using XSLT.

Working sample script below has been started to be imported into the right place in Sahana here:

    Dump the contents of a shapefile to an lxml etree object
    Assumes the shapefile is encoded in UTF-8 format
    Tested with TM_WORLD_BORDERS-0.3.shp

import sys
import ogr
import os

from lxml import etree

if len(sys.argv) != 2:
    print "Usage: filename"

shapefilename = sys.argv[1]

layername = os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(shapefilename))[0]

# Create the datasource
ds = ogr.Open(shapefilename)

# Open the shapefile
if ds is None:
    print "Open failed.\n"

# Get the layer and iterate through the features
lyr = ds.GetLayer(0)

root = etree.Element("shapefile", name=layername)

for feat in lyr:

    featurenode = etree.SubElement(root, "feature")

    feat_defn = lyr.GetLayerDefn()

    for i in range(feat_defn.GetFieldCount()):

	field_defn = feat_defn.GetFieldDefn(i)

	fieldnode = etree.SubElement(featurenode, field_defn.GetName())

	if field_defn.GetType() == ogr.OFTInteger:
	    fieldnode.text = str(feat.GetFieldAsInteger(i))

	elif field_defn.GetType() == ogr.OFTReal:
	    fieldnode.text = str(feat.GetFieldAsDouble(i))

	elif field_defn.GetType() == ogr.OFTString:
	    FieldString = str(feat.GetFieldAsString(i))
	    fieldnode.text = FieldString.decode(encoding="UTF-8", errors="strict")

    wktnode = etree.SubElement(featurenode, "wkt")

    geom = feat.GetGeometryRef()	
    wktnode.text = geom.ExportToWkt()    

# Test the etree object
xmlString = etree.tostring(root, pretty_print=True)
f = open("test.xml","w")

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