GEOTREK in JAMAICA

How I installed a web plateform to manage and promote Jamaican treks with opensource tools
(QGIS, OpenStreetMap, PostgreSQL, Ubuntu, Geotrek)

Cool, no ?

my command line

A. INTRODUCTION

1. Download DEM http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/SELECTION/inputCoord.asp

2. Download boundaries http://www.gadm.org (we used this one for boundaries and parish) https://mapzen.com/data/borders/ JAM national parks list - http://www.nationalparks-worldwide.info/jamaica.htm Or use OpenStreetMap datas directly in QGIS, with QuickOSM plugin (see below)

DOWNLOAD and INSTALL QGIS (http://www.qgis.org)

Notes : - OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The creation and growth of OSM has been motivated by restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world. OSM is considered a prominent example of volunteered geographic information. (https://www.openstreetmap.org) - QGIS (Quantum GIS) is an opensource GIS software that is now a reference worldwide. It allows to open, edit, create and analyse spatial datas from several formats (shapefiles, GPX, KML, Geojson...). It also allows to display basemaps from internet services (OpenStreetMap, BING, Mapbox, Google maps...) and to display vector files on it. If you don’t have datas, you can download some on internet, or you can directly download OpenStreetMap datas to include them in Geotrek database (parish boundaries, paths, national parks...).

In our case, we used QuickOSM to download OSM datas.

B. DATAS

1. Download DEM http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/SELECTION/inputCoord.asp

2. Download boundaries http://www.gadm.org (we used this one for boundaries and parish) https://mapzen.com/data/borders/ JAM national parks list - http://www.nationalparks-worldwide.info/jamaica.htm Or use OpenStreetMap datas directly in QGIS, with QuickOSM plugin (see below)

DOWNLOAD and INSTALL QGIS (http://www.qgis.org)

Notes : - OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The creation and growth of OSM has been motivated by restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world. OSM is considered a prominent example of volunteered geographic information. (https://www.openstreetmap.org) - QGIS (Quantum GIS) is an opensource GIS software that is now a reference worldwide. It allows to open, edit, create and analyse spatial datas from several formats (shapefiles, GPX, KML, Geojson...). It also allows to display basemaps from internet services (OpenStreetMap, BING, Mapbox, Google maps...) and to display vector files on it. If you don’t have datas, you can download some on internet, or you can directly download OpenStreetMap datas to include them in Geotrek database (parish boundaries, paths, national parks...).

In our case, we used QuickOSM to download OSM datas.

C. INSTALLATION

Log in with your linux user (not root)

cd /home/myusername
wget https://github.com/GeotrekCE/Geotrek-admin/archive/2.11.2.zip (X.Y.Z to replace with the latest stable version number)
sudo apt-get install unzip
unzip 2.11.2.zip
cd Geotrek-admin-2.11.2/
./install.sh