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About Webgeoda Scaffolding
WebGeoDa is a set of tools, templates, and scaffolding to quickly and easily develop geospatial data dashboards. WebGeoDa builds on the GeoDa suite of geospatial software and extends jsGeoDa through accessible and ready-to-go examples.
WebGeoDa capabilities have four areas of complexity. It's easy to learn, but with a high ceiling for customization: 💻 Add your geospatial data (GeoJSON), join it to your tabular data (CSV) right in the browser. Specify your variables with a simple JSON specification, and your map is ready to be published!
📑 Customize and add static pages to describe your data and the context of your dashboard. WebGeoDa provides some built-in styling tools using Plain CSS and a reasonably approachable JSX, similar to HTML.
🗺 Add additional map features using Mapbox and Deck.gl, or explore additional data insights through interactive tooltip and sidebar functions.
🦺 Dive directly into the WebGeoDa scaffolding with full control over custom react hooks, the jsGeoDa WebAssembly + WebWorker geospatial engine, a fast Redux-backed state, and extensible and accessible components.
WebGeoDa focuses on enabling exploratory data dashboards with complex data, the need for diverse variables, and high performance in-browser analytics. You can make maps with a variety of color-binning techniques and spatial statistical methods, like Hotspot cluster analysis, through a simple JSON based data and variable configuration.
To get started with WebGeoDa, you'll need:
Node.jsand know how use the terminal
Degit, a package to copy Github repositories (or you can directly fork the WebGeoDa example repository)
This project is licensed under GPL-3, meaning you're free to use this for whatever you'd like! However, your project should be shared under the same license.
Very intentionally, WebGeoDa doesn't require your data to be uploaded to an external server, and you control when and where your WebGeoDa dashboard exists. There is no proprietary service that you're connected to, and you can run this locally for your own purposes, on a personal web server, or through a host of different deploying options. Free. Forever.