Tag: SDI

GeoPortals and Spatial Data Infrastructure software

GeoPortals and Spatial Data Infrastructure software

DevOps, General, Industry, Integrations, Software
Building Geoportals or a spatial data infrastructure might be on your to-do list or probably you've already done it. Many organizations out there are building portals to manage their work or their interaction with their clients in different places in the world. Building  a Geoportal from scratch can be a very tedious job and might take ages to complete. Having this in mind, I have sampled 4 software mainly used for the deployment of geoportals and SDIs. GeoNode GeoNode is one of the available software for developing a spatial data infrastructure(SDI). GeoNode is an open service built on Open Source Software. It's built on open standards and is OGC compliant. GeoNode incorporates quite a number of projects, popular ones in the web mapping realm such as GeoServer, GeoExt, OpenLayers and
How to increase swap space and install GeoNode in Ubuntu 14.04

How to increase swap space and install GeoNode in Ubuntu 14.04

Applications, General, GeoIT, Integrations, Tutorial
The quick installation guide of GeoNode  not that smooth, you are going to experience some challenges on the PostgreSQL locales. This tutorial will guide you especially when installing GeoNode on a server with less than minimum requirements. Installing GeoNode requires intensive resources on a local machine or even on the server. Mainly because of GeoServer which requires a minimum of 1GB RAM to operate. If your machine or server has less than 1GB RAM, one can increase swap space to accommodate the operating requirements for GeoServer and GeoNode modules. Steps  #Check memory size $ free -m #Check harddisk space $ df -h #Create swapfile $ sudo fallocate -l 9G /swapfile && chmod 600 /swapfile && sudo mkswap /swapfile && sudo swapon /swapfile &
5 Principles that will deliver SDI Implementation for County Governments

5 Principles that will deliver SDI Implementation for County Governments

Applications, Data, General, Industry
It goes without saying that there have been quite commendable efforts towards initiating the development of a Spatial Data Infrastructure in Kenya at w/e level of the said implementation effort; the efforts could be towards a narrow implementation just within an organization or broadly at county or national level like the case for KNSDI and the recent spree of efforts at county levels. The SPatial Planning Act for CGs that was tipped to accelarate the Geospatial Capacity of the CGs failed to see light of day a/w. It also a general consensus among stakeholders that non of these efforts have tangible or any documented results - simply “white-elephants”. Or at the very least I can say that any results if there was, has escaped my attention till this moment. However, the goal of this articl