Linked Geo Data

An open source challenge from the federal geoportal makes certain Swiss geodata available in the form of Linked Data. swissBOUNDARIES3D (boundaries, cantons, regions, communes..) versions 2016 are 2017 are free under this license. See Open Data Speed Dating slides (in German) for some additional details.

Visualisation built by @koma5 at the HACKnight, based on sample code by @p1d1d1 | Full screen

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Choropleth mapping challenge

Use our sparql endpoint for geometries. Optionally, get other (statistical) data from other sparql endpoints e.g. via federated queries. Create a choropleth map and visualize it, like this example, made with via D3.js and Leaflet.js

Back to the basics

Learn to use the tools on based on OpenLayers, to explore Swisstopo maps in your Web browser. Find out how to add your own geodata to the map using the KML import feature. Explore the geodata index (INSPIRE) and learn to browse geodata online.

Using the API geoservices

Use a desktop tool like QGIS to connect to GeoAdmin's Web Map Services and extract geodata. Create an application that connects and uses real-time data from the GeoAdmin API. Join the mailing list and contribute to open issues or discussions.

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Projects in need of patching, ideas of things to start - put your thinking caps on and take part in an open source challenge presented at the HACKnight! Contact us if you have any questions, or add one of your own through GitHub or after logging in here. We recommend that every Challenge proposes tasks on several levels:

Level 1 challenge NEWBIE challenges about becoming a user of a product/project and learning the ropes.

Level 2 challenge INTERMEDIATE tasks for people with experience in the project and/or the technical domains involved.

Level 3 challenge EXPERT challenges will include things like security testing, performance optimisation and other advanced topics.

HACKnight 2017