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Spatial Input

Last Updated: November 2019

1. Spatial Input Page UrlMap

Add a new UrlMap to the url_maps method of the app.py module:


2. Spatial Input Controller

Add a new controller to the controller.py module:

def draw(request):
    drawing_options = MVDraw(
        controls=['Modify', 'Move', 'Point', 'LineString', 'Polygon', 'Box'],

    map_options = MapView(

    geometry = ''

    if request.POST and 'geometry' in request.POST:
        geometry = request.POST['geometry']

    context = {'map_options': map_options,
               'geometry': geometry}

    return render(request, 'geoserver_app/draw.html', context)

3. Spatial Input Template

Create a new draw.html template in your template directory and add the following contents:

{% extends "geoserver_app/base.html" %}
{% load tethys_gizmos %}

{% block app_content %}
    <h1>Draw on the Map</h1>

    {% if geometry %}
        <p>{{ geometry }}</p>
    {% endif %}

    <form method="post">
        {% csrf_token %}
        {% gizmo map_view map_options %}
        <input name="submit" type="submit">
{% endblock %}

5. Test Spatial Input Page

Navigate to the spatial input page using the "Draw" link in your navigation (http://localhost:8000/apps/geoserver-app/draw/). Use the drawing controls to add features to the map, then press the submit button. The GeoJSON encoded spatial data should be displayed when the page refreshes.

6. Solution

This concludes the GeoServer Tutorial. You can view the solution on GitHub at https://github.com/tethysplatform/tethysapp-geoserver_app or clone it as follows:

git clone git@github.com:tethysplatform/tethysapp-geoserver_app.git
cd tethysapp-geoserver_app
git checkout -b solution solution-3.4