Generic web publishing tool for municipal mapping


This is a great work of Miguel Álvarez Úbeda, a final project to obtain Master of Science degree from La Coruña University.clip_image001

The objective of this project has been to propose a solution to the municipalities and communes, with which it can be done the storage, management and publication of cartographic information and others (not necessarily maps) that could have a spatial relationship. The approach towards the use of free software is emphasized, what seems to us a significant contribution; it is also interesting the economic analysis to dispel that doubt about if doing this with software is for free.

There is no choice but to praise this hallucination, which includes not only the position, but a prototype for deployment and explanation of basic terms that many might obviate in this complex issue. All this has been made available under the GPL, and includes:

· The PowerPoint presentation. Ideal to get a general idea of the project’s scope

· The Memory. 238 pages explaining theoretical content related to geographic information systems, similar applications and municipal portal sample in web content management, then the overall project process from planning to implementation and performance testing. There is also contained here, the user manual and the consulted design patterns.

· The code and prototype. This is also included, developed on Eclipse and JAVA, PostGRE as database engine and at least one module of PostGIS. OpenLayers for JavaScript libraries, Tomcat as a container for servlets, Geoserver to serve data and some other applications such as Liferay and JBoss Portal for managing content and portability.

We welcome the initiative to share this effort, which, for new users in the topic, allows them to clearly understand what role play the different pieces involved in publishing web content and, for experts, is a collection document which has to be sooner or later consulted.

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