Cartaro

Geospatial CMS

Documentation

Frequent questions and short answers about Cartaro regarding installation, hosting, features, roles and permissions.

This tutorial will guide you through the initial steps to get up and running with Cartaro. Because Cartaro is based on several open source components, we need to make sure all requirements are met. This guide is based on Ubuntu Precise (12.04 LTS). You might need to adapt commands depending on your Linux distribution. If you...

Once Cartaro is installed you will find yourself in a basically empty Drupal instance. Of course if you've chosen to install sample data these will now be present, too. The first steps are probably setting up users, roles, content types and custom theme to suit your case. Setting up content types Content types are describing...

The core idea of Cartaro is the closest possible integration of geodata with other content in a single software stack. This aspect also extends to the common management of users, roles and their permissions, meaning you should be able to apply the same security mechanisms and permissions for spatial and non-spatial content....

A field type called Geospatial Data is available in Cartaro and can be used to define custom content types. Those fields can hold map features of common types and contain an unlimited number of features, each. You would define your content structure as usual but also add Geospatial Data fields. You can choose to either provide...

The tight integration of Cartaro with GeoServer allows you to publish your geospatial data in a multitude of data formats and web services. As soon as content types with geospatial data fields have been created, you will be able to add layers to your GeoServer through Cartaro. Creating your own GeoServer styles (SLD format)...

Custom maps can be configured using the OpenLayers module to visualize geospatial data. This article will describe how to display your spatial features on a map and how to build custom maps. You can either display single features on separate pages or display collection of spatial features on a central map as shown below. Single...

Once you have configured a map in Cartaro you surely want to display it in appropriately. You could use the Frontmap module if your site is very map-centric but integrating maps within other content is often preferable. Setting up the map Let's take a news article as example in which you want to have textual content accompanied...

A commonly desired functionality is the export of geospatial data as a map. While for screen display a screenshot may be sufficient, higher standards exist for print output. To meet these needs, Cartaro provides a print function for OpenLayers maps. This is implemented with the last version of MapFish Print, a server side...

In an GIS environment it is often needed to protect the data provided by the map server, restricting some clients to certain regions or certain kinds of vector/raster data. As a consequence, clients must authenticate themselves to have access to protected resources. Drupal has fine-grained built-in protection for content types...