[GeoNode-devel] Questions on GeoNode

Pattara Kiatisevi pattara at longdo.com
Mon Feb 21 19:22:35 PST 2022

Hi Francesco,

Thank you for your reply. Inline responses below:

On Mon, Feb 21, 2022 at 5:55 AM Francesco Bartoli <xbartolone at gmail.com>

> Hi Pattara, some responses inline,
> Cheers,
> Francesco
> Il 19 feb 2022, 12:06 +0100, Pattara Kiatisevi <pattara at longdo.com>, ha
> scritto:
> Hi GeoNode team,
> Thank you for creating such a wonderful product, esp. the new version 4
> looks really good!
> We are a Bangkok-based software company running Map API services (
> https://map.longdo.com/) for Thai suers. We plan to use GeoNode/Mapstore
> in customer projects, possibly with some customizations, and have a few
> questions just to make sure we are going in the right direction.
> 1. Importing of GeoPackage files seems not supported yet. Is it just not
> yet implemented or are there any big obstacles against supporting it?
> I don’t think it would be so big thing to implement since GeoServer
> support it via the gdal extension

Got it, we will explore.

> 2. Does GeoNode already have a concept or implementation of layer
> analysis, e.g., user picks a layer, do some actions e.g., create buffer, or
> merge it with another layer, then save as another new layer? If we are to
> do it, do you have suggestions on how it should be done?
> As far as I know this feature would be pretty new. What are the possible
> actions of the analysis? One option might be to completely rely on the
> default WPS processes of GeoServer. First suggestion is to develop a
> pluggable extension like other contribs apps
> https://github.com/GeoNode/geonode-contribs

Got it, we will explore.

> 3. The following plug-ins/feature of MapStore seem to disappear in the
> Mapstore that is embedded in GeoNode. Is it possible to enable them?
> * config search service / create,edit search service
> * export map application to mapstore config format, WMC format
> * import map context file: MapStore legacy format, WMC and vector layer
> files: shapefiles (must be contained in zip archives), KML/KMZ, GeoJSON,
> Annotations or GPX to map application
> * add/edit Catalog layer service
> I’m not an expert of MapStore but it is a customized version, please have
> a look here
> https://github.com/GeoNode/geonode-mapstore-client/tree/master/geonode_mapstore_client/client/js.
> Also, please note that GeoNode has a native concept of maps and the
> configuration for each of them is injected into MapStore so I guess what
> you are looking for is a bit weird imho

OK my colleague has found out how to enable them so it is no longer an

> 4. We have created a few custom plug-ins that adding something on the
> displaying map, but  those stuff won't be on the printed output. Any
> suggestions on how do we customize the printing module to include those
> things?
> Again it’s likely I’m not the best person to answer here but the print
> plugin is in the MapStore js client
> https://github.com/GeoNode/geonode-mapstore-client/blob/5cfa963051b054439f750cb15eea9fb4656d6e97/geonode_mapstore_client/client/js/previewPlugins.js#L56.
> Also, please note that this functionality is provided server side by
> GeoServer if I’m not wrong so it actually depends on the customization that
> you are looking for.

Got it, we will explore.

Thank you very much,

> Thank you very much,
> Pattara
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