# Pozi Publisher

Pozi Publisher standardises a wide range of spatial information from inside and outside your organisation into easily digestible map catalogues that integrate seamlessly into Pozi Web GIS.

# Working with Catalogues

A map catalogue is a collection of map layers, typically in XML format generated by a WFS GetCapabilities or QGIS GetProjectSettings.

The catalogue is the unit around which the Pozi Publisher workflow is based, either generating catalogues from various sources, modifying catalogues for specific use cases, or extracting information from catalogues.

# Installation

# Install Pozi Publisher

  1. create folder C:\Pozi\Publisher
  2. obtain Publisher from Pozi Support, and extract to/paste to the new folder

# Installing AWS Tools for Powershell

  1. Type Install-Module -Name AWS.Tools.Installer
  2. Answer 'Y' to the various security prompts
  1. Download AWS Tools.
  2. Type $Env:PSModulePath on a PowerShell command line. This will provide a list of possible folders that the module zip file can be extracted in. It needs to be one that the application can access when running as a task or service.
  3. Extract the zip file into the chosen folder.

# Install AWS Tools Modules

  • Extra modules are required for authentication and using S3 buckets.
  • Type Install-AWSToolsModule AWS.Tools.EC2,AWS.Tools.S3 -CleanUp

# Configuration

Section Key Description Example
Input source QGIS project folder source=C:\Pozi\Projects
QGIS project file source=C:\Pozi\Projects\Assets.qgs
QGIS GetProjectSettings URL source=http://localhost/pozi/qgisserver?MAP=C:/Pozi/Projects/Assets.qgs&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetProjectSettings
WFS URL source=https://data.gov.au/geoserver/wfs?SERVICE=WFS&REQUEST=GetCapabilities
WMS URL source=https://iws.maps.vic.gov.au/erdas-iws/ogc/wms/RDP?SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&REQUEST=GetCapabilities
[Output] folder Destination folder for catalogue XML files folder=C:\Pozi\Cache
name Name of XML file name=deeca-iws-wms-southerngrampians
dataFolder Destination folder for GeoJSON and SLD files dataFolder=C:\Pozi\Cache
searchFolder Destination for SearchDB file searchFolder=C:\Pozi\Search
[QGIS_Server] url If the source is a QGIS project file or folder of files (as opposed to a URL), specify the URL of the QGIS Server which is needed to serve the required GetProjectSettings responses. url=http://localhost/pozi/qgisserver
[Filters] include include=wimmera-grampians_2020dec20_air_vis_15cm_mga54
exclude exclude=meeting-rooms,soccer
[Replace] {text to replace} wimmera-grampians_2020dec20_air_vis_15cm_mga54.ecw=Aerial Photo Dec 2020
[AWS] bucket Destination AWS S3 bucket bucket=connect.pozi.com/userdata/gleneira-publisher
key Key key={Add Key}
secret Secret secret={Add Secret}

# Examples

# Generate map catalogues from QGIS projects

Generate production-ready OGC-compliant map catalogues from QGIS projects.

  • improve load times in web map applications by pre-generating catalogues from internal and external web map servers into static XML files
  • version control of QGIS projects



# Generate map catalogues from external sources

Save local versions of catalogues from external providers.

# Customise catalogues

Generate custom catalogues from external web servers.

  • search and replace text
  • filter layers
  • embed custom metadata

# Bulk data generation/extraction

Export GeoJSON and SLD files for all layers in a catalogue.

  • bulk download map data from external catalogues on a routine schedule

# Sync to cloud

Sync data generated from local sources up to S3.

  • publish layers to the public from QGIS projects

# Build search indexes

Compile index of features and attributes for fast searching.

  • search index generator

# Running Publisher

# In Powershell

  1. open Powershell
  2. cd C:\Pozi\Publisher
  3. `

# As scheduled task