[ckan-dev] New feature: spatial filter
toby.okfn at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 14:39:28 GMT 2012
1) the tiles are quite slow to load - not sure how much you can do about
2) when I search the map resizes (for best fit) which is confusing as it
changes from what was searched on. search a tiny area to see this
3) it might be nice to search other shapes eg circle or freehand
2012/2/22 Adrià Mercader <amercadero at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
> I would love to hear your feedback about this new feature we've been
> working on. If you head to
> you will see a small "Filter by location" link under the main search
> bar. Clicking on it will show a map widget where you can draw your
> area of interest.
> Have a play around, I added geographic information to some of the
> datasets: 2 in Berlin, 1 in Rwanda and 1 in Vancouver. Note that you
> can use th spatial filter on its own or combined with whatever query
> you have on the main input field. (e.g selecting an area around Berlin
> and querying for "Stratospheric" should only return a result).
> I'm particularly interested in the usability of it and how it
> integrates with the current search. Note also that at some point we
> want to support textual geoqueries (i.e typing "Newcastle" instead of
> drawing a box over it, see below)
> * How do I geo-reference a dataset?
> Right now the only way is creating a spatial extra with a GeoJSON 
> value describing the geometry.
> See e.g:
> * This is not very convenient.
> The next piece of work will be working on a small editor on the
> dataset form where you can draw the geometry directly on top of a map.
> * This is nice in some use cases, but wouldn't be nice to just type
> "Berlin" when searching or creating a geometry?
> Definitely! Once we have a full set of tools for working at a lower
> level with geometries (basically the only thing that is missing is the
> previous point), we will work on integrating gazetteers
> (georeferencing) so users don't need to worry about geometries.
>  http://geojson.org
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