Continuing a previous post https://smathermather.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/a-public-sector-use-for-geojson-io/, I have been exploring the use of geojson.io for an easy to deploy way for folks to edit geojson. For my purposes this led to a dive into node.
Getting node to run well on ubuntu is not as easy as:
sudo apt-get install node
Nope, tried that. Better to use/get a newer version of node. For this we turn to PPAs (Personal Package Archives).
sudo apt-get install g++ curl libssl-dev apache2-utils sudo apt-get install git-core sudo apt-get install python-software-properties python g++ make sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nodejs
Now get our geojson.io:
git clone git://github.com/mapbox/geojson.io cd geojson.io
Now we need to leverage nodes package management. geojson.io comes with a “shrinkwrap” file called package.json which tells the package manager the dependencies. thus the install command is simple:
sudo npm install
Don’t use the -g flag above– the makefile expects relative paths for the dependencies.
and serve with ahem serve:
sudo npm install -g serve
Now we can run a quick test of it served up using serve
sudo serve -p 80
A deeper dive will customize this for our launch, but this is enough to test the basic frameworks for getting geojson.io running.
Extra note– as far as I can tell, there’s some Jekyll magic going on too, so it maybe simple to post this on github as well.
Anyone gotten any further with this? Any tips and tricks?