- Web Mapping 101
Recorded during the 2013 Nairobi ICT Workshop which put focused on data visualization (for non-GIS personnel) and presented by Mr. James Osundwa, former UNEP GIS Developer and now UN Habitat GIS Consultant, this presentation aims at demistifying web mapping applications, introducing and explaining common terminologies, and inspiring web mapping application ideas. It presentation covers an overview of the process of designing, implementing, generating and delivering maps on the World Wide Web with little technical know-how, the evolution of digital mapping, and a visit to exemplars of web mapping. A must-view for project members who are just starting with mapping.
- Geo-referencing contents using Collective.Geo
Collective.Geo is an extension that enables geo-referencing of Plone content types and displaying information over a map. The best thing about this tool is that one does not need GIS knowledge to be able to use this.
Download/watch the video on how to work with collective.geo.
- Using Plone True Gallery View
Create a photo gallery with a slideshow view. Plone True Gallery is a Plone product that implements a very customizable and sophisticated gallery. It adds Gallery View Display to any Folder or Collection.
Here's how to work with Plone True Gallery.
- Adding Portlet Page
Portlet Page is an add-on content type (add-on product) which is similar to a standard Page, but it has a "Manage portlets" tab, from which you may assign portlets into four slots. This content type will give you the flexibility to layout a page view into a combination of 2-column rows and single rows.
In the website toolkit, PortletPage is commonly used for the homepage and main pages for major sections of the website, such as in http://iwlearn.net/community or http://www.coraltriangleinitiative.net.
- Creating simple markers on GoogleMaps
More on GoogleMaps for Developers tutorials.
- Batch Uploading using NetDrive
For batch or multiple file uploading and downloading, NetDrive is an easy third party tool to use that will allow you to connect all of your web files and folders to a local PC drive from anywhere in the world. View the slide presentation.
- Adding Feeds
Feed is a data format used for providing users with a summary or update of a website's recently added content. Web feeds automatically transfer information from one website to another without any human intervention. It is normally designed to be machine-readable rather than human-readable, but RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator".
The Feed Folder item acts as a "feed reader", or "aggregator" that checks subscribed feeds regularly, depending on the selected transition option, for new contents or any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface reading and monitoring the feeds.
The Feed Folder can be used internally to pull and monitor new contents and updates from related websites, i.e. partner, donor or stakeholder websites, or to stream news, events or updates from relevant sources for publishing to the project website.