GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and FileMaker – Mapping and More
Make your FileMaker data come to life using interactive maps, spatial queries, and visualizations. Learn how you too can make maps and solve business problems by integrating open source GIS technologies in your FileMaker solutions and websites. This video is a screencast of the original presentation given by Michael Moore and Andy Walz–both expert GIS, web, and FileMaker engineers from Cimbura.com–at FileMaker's 2016 Devcon Unconference and the FMPUG-MN October meetup.
This is a live recording of:
The Grass is Greener with Turf.js – Andy Walz
MN GIS/LIS 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Session Number 18)
Lake Superior Room O
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that powers 25% of the websites on the Internet. Its growth is due in large part to its ease of use and a thriving plugin ecosystem.
Unfortunately support for GIS data and operations is severely lacking. I believe that geo-enabling popular frameworks like WordPress represents the next big area of growth for GIS on the web. Creating tools that work the way non-GIS admins expect lowers the barrier to entry into the world of GIS.
I have been experimenting with different approaches to add actual GIS capabilities to WordPress, in a way that is friendly to WordPress users. The results of the successful experiments have resulted in two free WordPress plugins, SavvyMapper and WP_GeoQuery.
SavvyMapper links WordPress data to GIS data in an external data source such as CartoDB, ArcGIS Server or an external GeoJSON file.
WP_GeoQuery use MySQL spatial support to store feature geometry right inside the MySQL database.
In this presentation I will discuss the results of my experiments in more depth, show off the methods I’ve used and talk about the status and future of GIS in WordPress.
Video of original presentation:
Can GIS and WordPress be friends? - Michael Moore
MN GIS/LIS 2016 - Duluth, MN
Friday, October 28, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Session Number 25)
Split Rock Room 1