1. Tim McNamara
  2. okfn-dashboard

Overview

A Community Dashboard for the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Features

  • Member Map - map of members with links to pages on OpenStreetMap

Planned

  • Working Group Activity
  • Summary of Change Activity on Wikis and Related Projects

See this original idea to suggest more and comment:

<http://ideas.okfn.org/ideas/100/a-community-dashboard-for-the-open-knowledge-foundation-okfn>

For Developers

We get source data directly via an export from wordpress db using sql in export.sql. This is then transformed to json file named members.json using the scripts in data.py.

Running App Locally

To test e.g. the members map locally you need to allow the browser access to local (json) files. This is fine by default in FF and IE but in Chrome you need to pass the following option:

--allow-file-access-from-files

TODO

2011-04-22 p:members Conversion from csv dump of members to json is not handling wrapped lines (in descriptions) correctly.

2011-04-22 p:members cannot see more than one marker if 2 or more markers in exact same long/lat (as happens frequently because we have imprecise initial locations).

2011-04-25 p:members Replaced Google Maps with OpenStreetMap by using OpenLayers. OKFN logo used as a marker for the members positions. Problem of overlapping data with the same coordinates solved by using the clustering function of OpenLayers: click on the icon and this show the list of members in that place (this depends on the zoom level). Possible fix: change the icon size in relation to the number of users