One Geonode, many Geonodes

Alessio Fabiani

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GeoNode is a Web Spatial Content Management System based entirely on Open Source tools whose purpose is to promote the sharing of data and their management in a simple environment where even non-expert users of GIS technologies can view, edit, manage, and share spatial data, maps, prints and documents attached.

GeoNode was initiated in 2010 by the World Bank and OpenGeo but from 2011 is entirely run by the developer community that the project has been able to attract. It claims some large organizations among its contributors such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Commission as well as many NGOs and private companies.

GeoNode is based on a set of robust and widespread open source components as Django as a basic framework, GeoServer for geospatial data management and OGC services and OpenLayers/Leaflet as mapping application. It can also communicate with PostgreSQL for vector data management.

GeoSolutions has been involved into a number of projects, ranging from local administrations to global institutions, involving GeoNode deployments, customizations and enhancements. A gallery of projects and use cases will showcase the versatility and effectiveness of GeoNode, both as a standalone application and as a ser