In an attempt to learn more about how to best and seamlessly import external geo data and map them in Drupal I recently mapped all the German soccer stadiums, that are listed in Wikipedia, and which I harvested from from DBpedia (as in the following screenshot).
This is how it worked for me. Continue reading
Recently I went over the page kindly maintained by jeffschuler to get a sense of the status of the Drupal Geospatial Modules. If I consider investing in developing a Drupal Webmapping, how much can I rely on modules to exist in the future?
The graph below shows that many more geospatial modules exist in versions for Drupal 6 than Drupal 7 — Drupal 7 looking more similar to Drupal 5. However, there are two new modules that exist only for Drupal 7, Geofield (alpha release, seeking co-maintainers) and Address field (beta release, actively maintained).
For an experimental spatial PostGIS database I needed to set up Drupal to manage the data entry. Drupal by default installs with mySQL, so to run it with PostgreSQL, which allows me to add the PostGIS language I needed to take a longer route.
Here is how it worked. Continue reading