DjangoCon 2011 Notes / docs / making_interactive_maps.rst

Making Interactive Maps for the Web

DB
PostgreSQL + PostGIS
ORM
GeoDjango
Front-end
TileStache
Slippy Map
PolyMaps (but would probably use Leaflet or GMaps in the future)

What makes a good map

  • Attractive
    • Use a different base layer
    • cloudlayer.com
    • GMaps styled map wizard
  • Readable

  • Interactive

  • Fast
    • Use a CDN
    • Don't pass through too much data
    • Don't use too many polygons (draw shapes on the server and send flat images to the map, if possible)

They have a bunch of points, for each point they define arbitrary clusters.

Tip: Filter by directory path e.g. /media app.js to search for public/media/app.js.
Tip: Use camelCasing e.g. ProjME to search for ProjectModifiedEvent.java.
Tip: Filter by extension type e.g. /repo .js to search for all .js files in the /repo directory.
Tip: Separate your search with spaces e.g. /ssh pom.xml to search for src/ssh/pom.xml.
Tip: Use ↑ and ↓ arrow keys to navigate and return to view the file.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Ctrl+j (next) and Ctrl+k (previous) and view the file with Ctrl+o.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Alt+j (next) and Alt+k (previous) and view the file with Alt+o.