2019 FOSS4G Bucharest Talks speaker: Till Adams
SHOGun, GeoServer & QGIS Integration: Manage WebGIS Applications from your Desktop
SHOGun is an Open Source WebGIS framework, that is widely used in private companies, public administrations and also research projects.
SHOGun combines user-, data- and application management through a webfrontend, like many others do.
Learning new workflows and familiarizing yourself with new application environments is a big challenge for many users. Therefore, possibilities should be created to make the changeover easier for users and to link new technologies with existing ones.
In order to bring desktop GIS and webbased GIS systems cloer together, we developped the QGIS plug-in "SHOGun Editor".
The talk will show how SHOGun-based WebGIS applications and GeoServer served layers can be administered in QGIS with regard to adding and styling layers and applications.
The plugin uses both, the SHOGun and the GeoServer REST API. Using the SHOGun editor, the most central entities layers and applications can be administered almost completely. This includes the creation of new projects/applications as well as the addition and styling of layers. SHOGun-Editor provides the extensive editing options of QGIS also for web applications with a modern, stable and secured backend and helps to setup a pure Open Source based Geodata-I
GeoStyler - a generic graphical style editor for geodata
GeoStyler is a react-based Open Source UI library for creating style editors for WebGIS applications.
Cartographic styling of geodata on the web has been a recurring topic in the geoinformatics world. There are various standards - official standards as well as industry standards and project-related styling rules.
However, we think that an interactive web-based software is the best solution to enable users to easily style their geodata. There are isolated solutions for some of the above mentioned standards, but no comprehensive web interface for converting styling rules into various formatshas been lacking so far.
This universal web interface has been in development since mid-2018. Under the project name "GeoStyler", a web-based Open Source tool for the interactive creation of cartographic style regulations for geodata is being developed. Currently the following formats can be used:
Style regulations are OGC SLD, OpenLayers Styles, QML * and Mapbox Style *
(* in development). Supported geodata formats are GeoJSON, OGC WFS and Shapefiles.
We want to present the current project status and show the general functionality of GeoStyler. We hope to attract the project to users and developers and to contribute to the Community.