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Blueprints for the GIS Module

We use OpenLayers to display Maps with some GeoExt widgets.


  • Basic Tasks
  • complete support for Mobile devices
  • Color coded maps according to Geo-data (threats, needs, etc)
  • Placing variable sized markers on the map in proportion to data (number of people in camp, number of families needing food)
  • Tracking people ( John Smith was registered at Camp A, then collected food at Camp B, then volunteers at Site C), or Items (The shipment of Tarpaulins moved from site C to site D, where it was split, and then half of them have been distributed from site E)
  • Having a playable timeline slider (like
  • Identify core GIS tools
  • Integrating Walking Papers ( functionality into Sahana

To display Shapefiles & Images we 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:




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