[ckan-discuss] CKAN and INSPIRE

John Bywater john.bywater at appropriatesoftware.net
Wed Dec 8 00:33:26 GMT 2010

Volker Mische wrote:
> Hi all,
> On 07.12.2010 22:48, John Bywater wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Friedrich Lindenberg wrote:
>>> a) Display data packages on an OSM/GM map
>> As part of the UK Location Programme, an open source map widget is being
>> developed, which will be used on a page of the Drupal front end of
>> data.gov.uk to support searching for datasets within a spatial extent.
>> Of course, there might be other technical solutions to consider. The map
>> widget provider is a value competitor of Google, and some CKAN users may
>> prefer to patronise Google's map services instead.
>> Whilst we're thinking about maps, another part of INSPIRE is about Web
>> Mapping Service (WMS). Another open source widget is being developed to
>> do allow a selection of the results of searching for spatial datasets
>> (maps, remember) to be previewed together as semi-transparent overlays.
>> At the moment, as far as I know, there is no plan or proposal to develop
>> CKAN's Web API to integrate these widgets. Somebody could propose this?
>> Caveat: There might only be one widget that does both jobs. :-)
> Who develops these widgets, what technologies are they based on 
> (OpenLayers and jQuery?)?

I'll try to find out all the details and let you know. ;-)


> Cheers,
>   Volker

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