Thanks much for the work on the Marco site and github release, we've
been getting pinged on to do something the same or similar in our
region and found it very helpful having the github and madrona
appliance to work with in getting a copy version going internally(can
make some suggestions later on the documentation where we had to
puzzle through things a bit).
Hoping to be able to contribute back to this project as we get more
familiar with the general framework and madrona/marco specific
technical bits, but wanted to give a head's up to parts we'd like to
develop or see developed within this project framework and in context
to some of the existing IOOS RA(Regional Association) map viewers and
products referenced at http://www.ioos.gov/data/welcome.html
Our own mapping websites for in-situ http://secoora.org/maps
which I think
we'd like to move into the madrona/marco framework could be done, but
currently unsure how to convert some features relating to how we
'filter' and present our point in-situ platform pop-ups with the
default on 'real time observations' or perhaps how we might present a
time-series comparison clipboard for various in-situ or model
measurements seen in other viewers such as the Maracoos viewer
or PacIOOS viewer http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/pacioos/voyager/
both of which use 'flot' http://people.iola.dk/olau/flot/examples/
their graphing library.
For time-series display and comparison tools I'm unsure whether a
GeoJSON oriented convention like our internal 'ObsJSON' (hourly
changed platform sample feeds at http://neptune.baruch.sc.edu/xenia/feeds/obsjson/all/latest_hours_24/
) would be helpful or say 'flot' might suggest a preferred feed
Other additional common features seem to be right-hand panel for
legend displays and either inclusive or pop-up style layer controls
for tunable layer parameters(pop-up's I'm guessing when controls are
layer-specific or where a large number of controls start making things
cluttered - PacIOOS has layer controls included for example where
Maracoos has pop-ups).
With the map layer listing, we might also be nesting layers several
groups deep (I think the current layers are only one group deep),
tagged, searched and presented by multiple themes/categories.
A map 'save/print pdf' button has also been requested from our users.
elements as well in regards to map controls and geoprocessing tasks.
Anyway, these are some of the common products and features we'll be
working to incorporate or notice where others might be working
similarly. Glad to talk more by phone as interested.