Ricardo's Blog

by Ricardo Morin

Serverless Geoportal: Admin authorization

Here, I continue discussing implementation details of the Provita Geoportal. In my first post on the topic, I discussed the overall design of the Geoportal. I followed with a more detailed description focused on data organization and storage.

In this post (Updated Feb 17, 2021), I describe the approach used to provide an access control mechanism for Admin users to populate and maintain the content of the Geoportal.

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Serverless Geoportal: where is the data?

This is a follow up to my earlier post discussing the design of a Geoportal for Provita. In that post, I mentioned that we use the serverless JAMStack approach, with no servers and no databases to monitor and maintain.

So, “without” servers or databases, how are we organizing and managing the data of the site?

In this post, I answer the question by describing the data organization and the storage aspects of the Geoportal.

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Developing a serverless Geoportal using the JAMStack

Over the past few months, I have been working on a cool new project for the Provita folks.

Provita wants to maintain and publish a collection of geospatial data sets to enable researchers, 3rd party organizations, and casual users to have access to up-to-date Geographical Information Systems (GIS) data for supporting ecology, biodiversity, and environmental protection applications, studies and analyses.

In this post, I introduce key project requirements and the overall design of the app.

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New project, new tools! Yay!

New Project

I am really excited about a new project that I am starting for Provita. Provita is an environmental Non-Government Organization (NGO) in Venezuela which has been working hard for decades for the conservation of endangered species and their habitats in my country of birth. I am honored to have been accepted as a volunteer in this great organization, and I am looking forward to contributing my efforts to the mission.

As soon as I have some results to show, I will be posting the details here. For the time being, I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss the requirements of the project and how I went about selecting the development tools that I chose.

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