[ckan-dev] Important update on geospatial view plugins

Denis Zgonjanin deniszgonjanin at gmail.com
Thu May 7 17:20:18 UTC 2015

Awesome! I had extracted the nongeos plugin for 2.3 precisely because
spatial was bloated and didn't support resource views, so I'm really glad
you did this

On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Adrià Mercader <adria.mercader at okfn.org>

> Hi everybody,
> tl; dr:
> * Geospatial views now live in https://github.com/ckan/ckanext-geoview
> * New OpenLayers based viewer with support form many formats
> * If you are using the GeoJSON view plugin you'll need to update your
> instance
> One of the common complaints from users when enabling spatial features
> was that for just enabling the GeoJSON view plugin you had to install
> ckanext-spatial. Even when simplified to not needing to install
> PostGIS, it still was a bit of a faff.
> We've decided to consolidate all geospatial views in ckanext-geoview.
> This includes the existing Leaflet based GeoJSON view plugin [1] (see
> below if you are currently using it) and also a new OpenLayers based
> viewer [2]. This has been developed on top of the great work that
> Philippe Duchesne started a while ago, and allows viewing resources of
> type WMS, WFS, KML, GML among others.
> There is still some work to be done, so if you have experience with
> OpenLayers and Leaflet have a look at the open issues or add new ones!
> [3]
> Current users of the `geojson_view` (or `geojson_preview`) plugin will
> need to install the new extension and update the source of
> ckanext-spatial. This essentially boils down to running the following
> in your virtualenv folder (with the virtualenv activated):
> pip install ckanext-geoview
> cd ckanext-spatial
> git pull
> python setup.py develop
> The ckanext-spatial Troubleshooting section [4] has been updated with
> potential issues that could be found during the update.
> Let me know if you find any problem.
> Thanks,
> Adrià
> [1] https://github.com/ckan/ckanext-geoview#leaflet-geojson-viewer
> [2] https://github.com/ckan/ckanext-geoview#openlayers-viewer
> [3] https://github.com/ckan/ckanext-geoview/issues
> [4]
> https://github.com/ckan/ckanext-spatial/blob/master/doc/install.rst#troubleshooting
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