GET-IT – Geoinformation Enabling ToolkIT starterkit®

The Geoinformation Enabling ToolkIT starterkit® (GET-IT) is the software suite for managing and publishing layers, maps, sensor observations and their metadata.

GET-IT is the first application designed to allow no-IT skilled users to manage and publish different type of geospatial data and metadata. Based on GeoNode, it improves its easy-to-use interface to enable the user to share both in-situ observations and traditional spatial data (raster and vector).

GET-IT enables users to different data operations such as uploading, storing, styling, publishing, viewing and downloading data. A metadata editor tool (EDI), integrated in the suite, facilitate the user to associate uploaded data to standard as it offers different national and international standard templates (RNDT, INSPIRE, SensorML, and EMF). Metadata resulted also semantically enriched for discovery operations and are simply compiled by avoiding user to create XML metadata.

GET-IT has the ability to restrict the access on spatial data, observations and documents to other users, group of users as well as public.

Generally permissions can be set on all the uploaded data like those on management, view and download of data and metadata.

As open-source software, it is released under open-source license (GPL v.3.0) by allowing software developers to customize and meet the organization or project requirements.

Core features

  • Import and manage data

    • Drag and drop csv or tsv data, GeoTiff, and shapefile
    • Storing observations, raster, and vector data
    • Styling raster and vector data
    • Sharing spatial data through WMS, WFS, WCS and SOS web services
  • Create and manage metadata

    • Template-driven metadata editor according to national and international profiles (INSPIRE, RNDT, SensorML)
    • Semantic enrichment of metadata through controlled vocabularies
    • Register sensors with an intuitive web-based interface
    • Visualise sensor information through friendly web page
  • Interactive mapping

    • Simultaneous visualisation for observations, raster, and vector data
    • Provide web page for observations, raster, and vector data

Implemented Standards

  • Catalogue Service for the Web (CSW)
  • Esri's Geoservices REST API (GeoService)
  • Georeferenced Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF)
  • Geography Markup Language (GML)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD)
  • Sensor Observation Service (SOS)
  • Web Coverage Service (WCS)
  • Web Feature Service (WFS)
  • Web Feature Service - Transactional (WFS-T)
  • Web Map Service (WMS)
  • Web Map Tile Service (WMTS)

How to cite:

Stefano Menegon, Andrea Vianello, Alessandro Oggioni, Paolo Tagliolato, Simone Lanucara, Alessandro Sarretta, Anna Basoni, Martina Zilioli, Monica Pepe, Cristiano Fugazza, Mauro Bastianini, Laura Criscuolo, Fabio Pavesi and Paola Carrara. (2017, December 11). SP7-Ritmare/starterkit v1.3.17 (Version v1.3.17). Zenodo.