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PloneWorldKit (0.2)

by Ihor Berehulyak last modified 2008-05-28
Released on 2007-05-04 by Roland Fasching for Plone 2.1 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: alpha
PloneWorldKit is an out of the box web mapping solution for ZOPE/Plone. It is built around the worldKit flash mapping engine

PloneWorldKit is a worldKit (version 2.4) integration for CMFPlone.

worldKit is an easy to use and flexible mapping application for the Web. A light weight GIS. It's a SWF based app, configured by XML, data fed by RSS.

Features of worldKit:

  • Ubiquitous use in the Flash Player and with RSS feeds.
  • Highly configurable look and feel. Can use images for marking annotations.
  • Integrates with weblogging tools, and any software producing RSS.
  • Annotations updated in the background, live.
  • Displays photos within the map.
  • Zoom & Pan. Integrates with Zoomify for high resolution images.
  • Accepts input for Collaborative Cartography.
  • Annotations are categorizable. Javascript interface for GIS layer functionality.
  • Connects annotations for GPS track routes.

Features of PloneWorldKit:

  • Integration of worldKit as a nestable content type (Map)
  • Complete TTW (Through The Web) configuration of worldKit attributes
  • ZCatalog based XML and RSS generation (config.xml, rss.xml)
  • 3 annotation content types (Node, Line, Polygon)
  • Base classes for content type developers
  • Categorization of annotations TTW
  • Time Navigation out of the box using "modified" index

Map: A folderish content type that configures worldKit application and incorporates annotations. After adding a Map simply enter the name, title and description. Save and it works out of the box. For further configuration it is highly recommended to read the worldKit documentation !

Node: A categorizable annotation content type with coordinates. Insert geo:lat & geo:long corrdinates manually or use worldKit's input mode clicking the Annotation Input .. button.

Line & Polygon: Categorizable annotation content types that provide a list of coordinates.

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