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README.md

KeplerJs

The open source full-stack geosocial network platform

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Introduction

Kepler is a open source geosocial solution that lets users share favorite places and join discussions in real-time. It can be seen as a platform where users can interact with other open data platforms searching across OpenStreetMap, Geonames among other sources. The name as the best Meteor tradition wants to remain in the space field, Kepler is inspired by Kepler space telescope and wants to be seen as an sequel of the first and largest open source Meteor projects the old Telescope current VulcanJS.

Mission

Allows users to collect and georeferencing places on a modern web-mapping interface, describe them accurately, create relationships, sharing with other users and create a social environment. In addition to creating new place you can import pre-existing objects from Openstreetmap creating a social layer over OpenStreetMap. A place in Kepler can be linked to metadata from different sources automatically, it can be anything that has a geographic location fixed or movable, real or virtual.

Expectations

In the near future Kepler as any open source projects will follow a community-driven evolution that will support it instead of the initial mission ad we hope it has growth beyond expectations.

"Any tool should be useful in the expected way, but a truly great tool lends itself to uses you never expected." Eric S. Raymond

Install

  1. Install the latest version of NodeJs.
  2. Install Meteor, which is used as the KeplerJs build tool.
  3. Download or clone the latest version of Kepler locally.
  4. npm install && npm start
  5. Open http://localhost:3000/ in your browser.

Author

Created by Stefano Cudini @zakis and other contributors under the MIT license.