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IW:LEARN is a joint UNEP/UNDP project which works with GEF (Gloabal Envrionment Facility) International Waters projects to improve online sharing of data and information relevant to managing international waters, including marine, coastal and freshwater ecosystems.
The IW:LEARN website acts a document clearinghouse and information and news hub for the GEF IW Projects. IW:LEARN also supplies Plone training and hosting for projects.
The IW:LEARN Team is spread around the globe (Bratislava, Nairobi, Bangkok and formerly Washington DC).
This talk will give an overview of the challenges and experiences using Plone in an internationally distributed project with requirements that are a good match for Plones capabilities and exceed what Plone offers out of the box.
For the needs of our content editors we have developed a set of tools that make metadata entry and extraction easier to encourage them to provide better quality metadata. This improves the User experience and discover-ability.
collective.ots to extract a meaningful description from the content
collective.simserver to automatically relate similar items
collective.langdet to determine the language of content
IW:LEARN integrates and visualizes geospatial information about the projects and their area of work which uses collective.geo extensively. In this talk we will show how we use Choropleth and Cluster maps for thematic mapping with collective.geo.
We also provide services for which Plone is not a good match so we use other technologies as well such as KARL (Knowledge management and sharing) or GeoNode (Sharing of geospatial data)
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