[ckan-discuss] CKAN and INSPIRE

Volker Mische volker.mische at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 22:01:44 GMT 2010

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?)?


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