Geoconnect is an application that integrates Dataverse and the Harvard WorldMap, allowing researchers to visualize their geospatial data. Geoconnect can be used to create maps of shapefiles or of tabular files containing geospatial information.
The diagram below shows the relationship between Dataverse installations, Geoconnect and the WorldMap:
For a full explanation of this functionality, please read the Dataverse guide:
- User perspective
- Includes screenshots of the user interface
The Geoconnect application is supported by the Dataverse development team.
I would like my Dataverse installation to use Geoconnect
Note: To use Geoconnect, your Dataverse installation cannot be behind a firewall.
To use Geoconnect:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the full URL to your Dataverse installation.
- Once you receive confirmation that the first step is completed, set these Dataverse settings to
- See Dataverse specific settings
- Make sure your Dataverse is pointing to the correct Geoconnect server.
Note: We recommend that you use the current production version of Geoconnect by following the section above.
Installation instructions are below:
I would like to run Geoconnect myself but still use the Harvard WorldMap
This isn't recommended but is possible by using the installation instructions above and then doing the following:
- Create a Worldmap username/password: https://worldmap.harvard.edu/accounts/register/
- Contact WorldMap support (email@example.com) asking for the new username to be placed in the group
- In your Geoconnect settings, update the following variable values to your new WorldMap username/password.
- Preferably add the values above as environment variables or in another secure method. Example: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.11/topics/settings/#on-the-server-mod-wsgi
- More, somewhat miscellaneous, information on may be found in the README_ADMIN.md, including Maintenance mode, File types, Colors for Layer Styling, Join Targets, etc