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 is an open source project initiated in 2010 by the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery group (GFDRR), 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. Supported by a vast, diverse and global open source community, GeoNode is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).
Using an open source stack based on mature and robust frameworks and software like Django, MapStore, PostGIS, GeoServer and pycsw, an organization can build on top of GeoNode its own SDI or geospatial portal. GeoNode provides a large number of user-friendly capabilities, broad interoperability using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, and a powerful authentication/authorization mechanism.
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the attendees to those which are the GeoNode current capabilities and to some practical use cases of particular interest in order to also highlight the possibility of customization and integration. Finally, we will provide a summary of new features added to GeoNode in the last release up to the latest releases of GeoNode together with a glimpse of what we have planned for next year and beyond, straight from the core developers.