James R. Griffin III edited this page Aug 1, 2018 · 12 revisions


GeoBlacklight is a world-class discovery platform for geospatial (GIS) holdings. It is an open collaborative project aiming to build off of the successes of the Blacklight Solr-powered discovery interface and the multi-institutional OpenGeoportal federated metadata sharing communities. We're actively looking for community input and development partners.


  • Text and spatial search with ranking
  • Facet by institution, year, publisher, data type, access, format
  • Facet by place, subject
  • Results list view with icons, snippets, and map view of bounding boxes
  • Spatial search on map in result list
  • Detail map view for WMS features with feature inspection
  • IIIF scanned map viewer
  • Download the original file (Shapefile, GeoTIFF, GeoJSON, Esri Geodatabase, GeoPackage, or other SQLite database)
  • Download generated Shapefile/GeoTIFF/KML/GeoJSON
  • Built-in sample Solr 4.7+ index
  • Built on top of Blacklight platform
    • Search history
    • Bookmark layers
    • Share link via email
    • Sort by relevance, year, title
    • Customizable skin and facets
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