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Blueprints for the GIS Module



  • Enable downloading of datasets (allows sharing of data with e.g. MapAction)
    • CSV format?
    • Shapefile format?
    • Button in catalog? (location selector to optionally clip to)
    • Also on Map? (clipped to viewport?)
  • OpenStreetMap PoI Layers
    • Can we use same DB as generates Tiles?
  • Styler for GeoJSON Layers (Stats layers. These should just work? test Demographics that come with Vulnerability. Deprecate Theme layers completely? Need Importer)
  • Subfolders in Layer Tree (enable/disable together)
  • Playable Timeline slider
  • Roads resource: BluePrint/GIS/Routing
  • Import Shapefiles
  • Import Rasters

Other Ideas


To display Shapefiles & Images we currently need to install a 3rd party server. GeoServer is probably a better target than MapServer

  • GeoServer has a great in-built Admin UI
  • GeoServer can be configured via REST rather than MapScript if we wish to control from within Eden itself
  • GeoServer uses OpenLayers as native preview
  • GeoServer has a Printing plugin
  • OpenGeoSuite provides an integrated stack
  • MapFish Studio

We should aim to be compatible with UN Logistics:


Ideas from here could be useful:

The original GIS module was described here:

See Also

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