GeoBlacklight adds spatial search and discovery tools to Blacklight, a widely used open source discovery interface built with ruby on rails and solr. Our goal is a full featured discovery solution for geospatial data. GeoBlacklight is a multi-institutional open-source collaboration. Source code is available at https://github.com/geoblacklight/geoblacklight.
- a plugin based architecture that separates GeoBlacklight code from your local customizations, allowing for a clean upgrade path when future versions of Blacklight and GeoBlacklight are released.
- on screen data inspection, allowing users to verify the data is what they expect before they download it
- a large, well established developer community, widespread adoption, and add-on plugins such as the Spotlight exhibit builder.