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MapStory product information
« on: 23 February 2016, 04:47:59 »
MapStory "is an open platform for organizing our knowledge about how the world changes over time and space. MapStory is for everyone, not just web developers and GIS experts. We work hard to get you the help you need to improve and succeed. We’re a community, not a company."

As of February 2016 MapStory is going through a major upgrade, and some things do not work properly yet. There is a Wiki with the start of useful information.

The article on Composing a MapStory gives interesting insights into what is possible in MapStory. Essentially you:
  • add StoryLayers by uploading GIS information (either as points from a spreadsheet, or shapes from a GIS system)
  • style the StoryLayers, eg with colours, sizes
  • configure the StoryLayers into StoryBoxes (the 'chapters' of your 'story')
  • add StoryPins - images, videos and other forms of media elements with a geographic location and temporal extent
Your MapStory is then available on the website for all the world to see.

More insight is given in the article on How to tell a MapStory about your college campus.

Technically the current version of was built by Boundless Geo on top of their existing software stack (PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, GeoNode).
« Last Edit: 11 December 2016, 07:34:41 by PeterC »