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Freezed version map.geo.admin.ch

mf-geoadmin-3 will not be developed further (bug fix only). map.geo.admin.ch will only be developed in the new experience web-mapviewer. Follow our transition in 2021 either on the forum or in web-mapviewer

Getting started

Checkout the source code:

$ git clone https://github.com/geoadmin/mf-geoadmin3.git

or when you're using ssh key (see https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys):

$ git clone [email protected]:geoadmin/mf-geoadmin3.git

There's no need to create a user specific source file. Simply use the following build command:

$ make user

Variables have sensible default values for development. Anyhow, they can be set as make macros or envvars in a customized source file. E.G. you can copy the rc_user file and adapt it to your needs. They you can lauch:

$ source rc_customized && make all

Use make help to know about the possible make targets and the currently set variables:

$ make help

Use make translate to import directly translations from the Google spreadsheet. Don't forget to set up first these 2 following environment parameter:

export DRIVE_USER=your_login
export DRIVE_PWD=your_password

For builds on test (rc_dev), integration (rc_int) and production (rc_prod), you should source the corresponding rc file.

On vpc-mf1-dev1, create an Apache configuration file for your environment. Ex:

$ cat /var/www/vhosts/mf-geoadmin3/conf/ltxxx.conf
Include /home/ltxxx/mf-geoadmin3/apache/*.conf


The GeoAdmin team development servers all contain the necessary dependencies to develop mf-geoadmin3. Even if development of the project outside of the GeoAdmin infrastructure is not fully supported (e.g. you would need to setup your own web server with correct configurations), you should still be able to build the project on a different, Linux based infrastructure. For this to work, you need to make sure to install the following dependencies:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install make gcc+ git unzip openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jdk g++ npm python-virtualenv


You might get an error similar to: /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory This can be fixed by running: sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node #see https://github.com/joyent/node/issues/3911

Update to the last OpenLayers/Cesium/OL-Cesium Version

Use make olcesium to update the olcesium.js and olcesium-debug.js files.

Add the correct version tag


You can also use an argument to test a new version of OpenLayers, for instance you can do:

make OL_VERSION=627abaf1a71d48627163eb00ea6a0b6fb8dede14 \
OL_CESIUM_VERSION=10c5fcf1565ffdb484c4ef4e42835142f8f45e67 \
CESIUM_VERSION=3e3cf938786ee48b4b376ed932904541d798671d olcesium

Remember to update the API and API doc at the same time to keep coherency.

Automated tests

Unit tests

We use Karma to configure our unit tests and PhantomJS to run them in. They are defined in test/specs. They are run as part of the standard build.

Ideally, each component is fully tested with unit tests.

Saucelab cross-browser tests with saucelabs.com

In your .bashrc please make sure you have the variables SAUCELABS_USER and SAUCELABS_KEY set.

In order to lauch only some of the tests, you can use the following command:

make saucelabs SAUCELABS_TESTS=kml,search

Per default all tests are launched.

If you only want to launch sauclab tests on a single platform/browser, you can use the following command

make saucelabssingle

Cross-browser end-to-end tests with browserstack.com

To run the e2e browserstack tests, a few things need to be set up in your environment. You need to have the BROWSERSTACK_USER and BROWSERSTACK_KEY variables set. As they are sensitive, they should not be accessible in public (don't add them to github). Recommended way is via a protected file on your system (readable only by you):

echo "export BROWSERSTACK_USER=***" >> ~/.browserstack
echo "export BROWSERSTACK_KEY=***" >> ~/.browserstack
chmod 600 ~/.browserstack

Then add source ~/.browserstack to your .bashrc file. The infos can be found here: https://www.browserstack.com/accounts/automate . Please use the credentials in our keypass file to log in.

Run it using make:

make teste2e

This uses the BROWSERSTACK_TARGET environment variable (part of rc_* files) to determine which URL to test.

Run it manually:

node test/selenium/tests.js -t https://map.geo.admin.ch

This runs it with the given target URL.

These tests are not part of the normal build. They need to be launched manually.

Deploying project and branches

Building and deploying to AWS S3

Since March 2018, all branches are deployed by the CI to all three S3 staging bucket (dev, int and prod).

To manually build the current branch and upload it to AWS S3 int, use:

make s3deploy DEPLOY_TARGET=int DEPLOY_GIT_BRANCH=<my branch>

After the first clone, dev dependencies are not removed when uploading a branch to S3. If you want to also remove the dev depedencies, use:

make s3deploy DEEP_CLEAN=true

If the project builds and the tests are passing, then, files will be uploaded to a directory:


For instance:


and for source:


Metadata to a build are available next to the index.html, as info.json

Deploying the project to dev, int and prod

Deploying to dev
make s3deploy DEPLOY_TARGET=dev

will create a snapshot and activate it. a link to the deployed branch will be in the output.

Deploying to int
make s3deploy DEPLOY_TARGET=int

will create a snapshot and activate it, a link to the deployed branch will be in the output.

Deploying to prod

The CI is responsible for uploading to prod. The only required step is to activate a version, i.e. copying from its directory to the root. To get the EPOCH_BUILD, you'll have to look at the CI logs for the last build on master.


Deleting a build on AWS S3

To list all the builds: make s3listint or make s3listprod

To get more information about a build: make s3infoint S3_VERSION_PATH=<DEPLOY_GIT_BRANCH>/<DEPLOY_GIT_HASH>/<EPOCH_BUILD>

To delete a given build: make s3deleteint S3_VERSION_PATH=<DEPLOY_GIT_BRANCH>/<DEPLOY_GIT_HASH>/<EPOCH_BUILD>

To delete a named branch:


Get correct link the API

Per default, the API used in the main instance of mf-chsdi3. If you want to target a specific branch of mf-chsdi3, please adapt the API_URL variable in the rc_branch.mako file on your branch

Flushing AWS CloudFront

The AWS bucket from int and prod staging are behing AWS CloudFront distribution. You will need to know the AWS Cloudfront Distrubtion ID to be able to flush it. The command then look like this :

aws cloudfront create-invalidation --distribution-id <DISTRIBUTION_ID> --path <PATH_YOU_WANT_TO_FLUSH>

Point to a target env for all services

Add env=(dev|int|prod)

Use a custom backend and WMS server via permalink parameters

Add api_url=//theNameOfAnAPIServer

Add config_url=//theNameOfAnConfigServerOrUrl

Add alti_url=//theNameOfAnAltiServer

Add wms_url=//theNameOfAWMSServer

Add print_url=//theNameOfAPrintServer

Add shop_url=//theNameOfAShopServer

Add mapproxy_url=//theNameOfAMapProxyServer

Add public_url=//theNameOfAPublicServer

Add wmts_url=//theNameOfAWmtsService

Examples of usage

National :

Regional :