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Pakistan Developers

If you have skills in Python, JavaScript (jQuery, Ext &/or OpenLayers) or CSS then you're most welcome to help with code.

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Feature Requests


* Main ideas / purpose

  • This homepage is form by protal-idea and for
    • People to understant what's gonig on for Sahana Eden responses to Pakistan flood w/o login
    • How people can help Pakistan via Sahana Eden
    • What Sahana Eden is trying to communication with NPO/relief orgs/publics
    • Connection with forum of Sahana-eden, Sahana-pakistan-2010, Pakistan wiki

* Draft design Draft Homepage for Pakistan Sahana Eden

Requests Management

  • #495: Request Priority level .represent doesn't work nicely in a Popup (done)
  • Usability suggestions
  • Add an Organisation default pre-fill routine (like staff in RAT)
  • Add hospital_id to the rms_req table & deprecate the mini-RMS inside HMS
    • Add a link to create a Req from a Hospital (just like we have from a Shelter)


See: BluePrintInventoryManagement


  • Map requires a refresh to get icons to appear at proper size (Firefox/IE. Chrome/Safari stay small): #493
  • Provide a Legend for Feature Layers in full-screen mode: #499
  • Fresh water source PoIs
    • Water FeatureClass is there in the Programme FeatureGroup, so can be added already although a nicer UI would be great
    • Could also have a custom map query which displays a Water layer for all Shelters which provide Water Services


  • We need amend the current hierarchy to add a new L3 'Tehsil' between 'District' & 'Union Council'

Locations Selector

  • Location Selector:
    • Add Location by placing cursor on Map: #487 (done basics)
      • Update screen Marker should be in the same layer & replaced by the create feature tool
        • use Drag tool not Draw tool?
      • Create Map should also read whether a Lat/Lon has been entered into the Fields & use that to show the initial Marker (=> Dynamic Map!)
      • Want to zoom to the relevant area of the map based on the selected locations hierarchy (needs polygon data)
      • When selecting Lat Lon from the map, change the mouse cursor to crosshair
        • This is partially-working: clicking the button on enables the crosshair, clickign it off diables, but currently it's not being set on 1st load
      • See nearby locations & be able to select them?
    • Hierarchical Autocomplete for Locations: #502
      • Update form
        • Hierarchy needs populating from old record
      • The extra 'Save Location' button shouldn't be required (Auto-Save when main form is submitted. Does this make code simpler as only need to update location_id at the end?)
      • Handle the case where we link to a general Lx Location record & which we now refine to add a Street Address or Lat/Lon
        • we have a UUID but the 1st update should be either just changing location_id (if using the hierarchy) or creating a new record (if using lat/lon or addr_street)
      • Changing things in higher levels should clear lower levels?
      • Add Geocoder support
      • Don't display Lat/Lon for Admin levels (Lx)?
      • shn_read - replace existing system in read/list?
      • if shn_has_role(MapAdmin): Provide an 'Add Location' option next to each level of hierarchy (simplified Ext popup not colorbox?)
      • L1-L4 Feature Classes shouldn't be selectable by non-MapAdmins (& should be auto-selected by MapAdmins)
        • Remove Feature Classes completely from Locations (replace with Feature Layers (i.e. Queries))
  • Location Search


  • Should add an 'Open' hyperlink to open the resource (in a new tab?)
  • Locations have a URL which doesn't work (wants to open map in JS div)
  • Hide blank fields?
  • Customised Popups for Incidents, Assessments & Requests
    • Hide fields which aren't so necessary to make the critical ones stand out
  • It would be good if the map pop-ups showed the resource type as a header at the top - currently it isn't entirely clear what the popup is showing.
  • Fix Clustering: #498 (done)
    • Cluster Popups with multiple records should show 'name - type' not just 'name'
      • Better still:
        Location A
         <Resource type> - <date?>
         <Resource type> - <date?>
         <Resource type> - <date?>
        Location B
         <Resource type> - <date?>
         <Resource type> - <date?>
         <Resource type> - <date?>
        If there is more than one location listed include:
        "Zoom in for detail"


Would like to see A4 District-level maps with names and boundaries of Tehsils that we can insert text and tables onto top of.

This is about controlling the layout of a printed map rather than using an interactive map.

Need to do some thinking of how this should look:

  • is the 'text' labels?
  • is the 'tables' popups?

Can we have a popup moved to a different part of the screen to control printed layout?

Shelter Registry

  • On the map, where it shows the shelter, it should show the comments as well, so that one could easily find the requisite facilities. These facilities should be searchable though.
  • BluePrintShelterRegister - Usability suggestion
  • Move School Reports to CR (they are Shelters) (-> PTressel)
    • When adding a Union Council from a School Report, would be nice to have the Parent pre-populated too
  • Link CR to RMS
    • We can use auto complete in the Shelter/Relief Camp text box, as the number of shelters would be large; or we can use Ajax to populate the combo box of shelters that are registered at a location, after the user chooses the location.
  • Provide Estimations of Requirements


Incident Reporting




  • Make all Tooltips onHover, not onClick?
  • Would be good to write a custom PDF writer for this format of report so we can consider getting people to enter data into DB directly.
    • split column headers
    • (dominic) A nice printable HTML works as good as custom PDF, but can be achieved sooner
  • PDF Importer?
  • Test the XForms controller with component resource to have OCRable forms to collect this info

Rotary Club

Rotary Club are training 750-1000 volunteers to collect data.


<azhar> district 3271 is South, i.e. Sindh and Balochistan
<azhar> Of which I am a part, and the 3273, which is Punjab and Pakhtoonkha
  • There is district management, all volunteers, around 20-25 to look after our district
  • 200 clubs
    • each with 20+ members working in their specific geographic location


First reponsibility for all of them to arrange donations, buy food stuff, medicines etc and report to the district officials and then ship them to locations - preferably to one of the club in that area if not then to Red Crescent and the NCHD and then some other NGOS.

  • Assessments
  • Inventory management: Distributions
    • buying water purification units and solar lights for the shelters
  • A little workflow... like if one files requests, they retired too, upon fulfilment
  • SMS
    • flood reports and requests for supplies
    • shelter registration
  1. We should be able to register volunteers, and assign them to geographic regions. This would help us query and know the number of people working in each geographic area.
  2. Volunteers belonging to a group (like geographic area) could then be sent messages via SMS service. So an interface to let us do that that would be great.
  3. When our volunteers go out, they would enter data about the status of inventory at their locations, and items required urgently. They would also be able to update the status of a shelter, in that they may setup a place as a shelter and provides its Lon/Lat, or they may remove a place as shelter for it may have been inundated too.
  4. We want to record damages to people/life, and property. Currently, we can record life losses in Incident Reporting, while property losses can be registered in Situation Reports & Assessments.
  5. We can also record loss to farm animal and cattle. There could be (a) field(s) to do that. Instead of going for a table of animal and then entering the number of lost animals, we could give an open text field.
  6. We want to see the Situations, Assessments, Schools and Flood Reports to be visible on the map as well. Can that be done?
  7. We would love to see an option where we could define a warehouse/shelter/school, where we could mention the inventory available there, and their count. This feature is available in Agasti. If provided, our volunteers would be able to trace themselves the items they need and where they are placed.
  8. Missing Persons:
  • When adding a new missing person, we would need to provide his hometown (from where he was lost) and the location of his residence. Like someone could be missing from a camp/shelter in Peshawar, while his residence would be in Swat.
  • When reporting a missing person, we should be able to provide his photo too. This should be optional.
  • An option should be there, like a status/flag, to tell if the person has been found. Additional information like “where from” would be an added plus, but not essential.
  1. When entering a shelter or inventory, we would like to identify the city/location where it is located. This is the first anchor of reference. Also, we should be allowed to (optionally) provide coordinates, or point the location on the map. That way, it should be visible on the map when someone takes a view of the map with shelter, inventory and incident overviews. This would be very helpful.
  2. Since I can see the situation and incidents are different in the system, “Situation” should also be available in the map overlays.


Want to be able to collect data on offline laptops & sync to base

  • This means that the schema for this module is pretty fixed as we can't update remote laptops
    • Extra data can be incoporated into comments fields for transferring to new optional fields centrally by-hand
    • Can still develop UI tweaks to ease data entry (just won't be visible to remote laptops): Labels/Help
    • Can still develop Reporting functionality
    • Can still develop other modules
  • Power may be an issue, so best to have printed copies of the Assessment Tool as well
  • Sync process should be tested thoroughly (even if kept to a very simple Data upload facility)


  • Outbound to alert teams (working with a local telco to get details)
  • SMS inbound for them to report incidents (separate to the general public whose reports we can pull from Ushahidi so can use the general shortcode)
  • UserGuidelinesMsg
  • BluePrintMessagingModule
    • MessageUser role to control access to Outbound SMS
    • Turn the shn_list_of_nations() in into a Storage() & add Country Dialling Codes
    • Deployment setting to control dialling profixes from response.s3.countries

After Action Notes

Move to deployment_settings control:

  • Locations Hierarchy
  • Languages (For Local Location Names & Language Bar)
  • Enable ACLs (e.g. DVI, Editor, MapAdmin)
  • Security Policy
  • RSS Feeds
  • Enabling Autocompletes (they're unnecessary for small deployments, but critical for big ones)


  • Define the autocompletes within the reusable fields like person_id & location_id
    • part of the rework to make them more reusable through get_location_id()


Currently we use the 'comments' textarea to record updates to a record. Possible alternatives:


  • Make Feature Layers (i.e. Queries) definable in Service Catalogue
    • Fields: module, resource, layername, popup_label, marker
    • Replace Admin-Level Feature Classes with Feature Queries
    • Feeds should focus on these: GeoRSS & KML (need to rework XSLT for Markers?)
  • See if we can convert Mapping API to use a JS file in static which is merged with a bunch of JS vars written out in views
    • makes it faster to develop since no need to keep restarting server for module changes
    • makes it easier for OL devs to help out without needing to understand Python
    • May be hard due to so many different options available to us!
      • Break it up into snippets again...
  • Clustering
    • DRY instead of Copy/Paste
    • Cluster across Vector types (needed for changing filters without map-refresh anyway)
      • Can we just use allLayers for this?
      • Major rewrite? Do at same time as porting to JS with vars? (along with the refreshing of Vector layers without full server reload)

Tidy-up Code

  • Move s3msg to being instantiated in
    • move DB calls out of init into a get_config() function
  • Rename javascript functions to s3_* to keep them tidy in the DOM

Bigger Features

  • Make Index pages (& a space inside rheaders of other pages) into Wikis so that Editors can edit online docs more easily
  • Embed Potlatch & Wikipedia pages so that edits of this kind of data can be done 'upstream' in common sources


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