Drei Jahre und 10 Tage nach unserem erfolgreichem DrupalCamp in 2014 werden wir wieder Drupal hier in Frankfurt am 22. & 23. April 2017 hochleben lassen.

Stefan Rolfs

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Job Bezeichnung: 
Software Developer

Eingereichte Sessions

Find the B in Brandenburg - hook_process_ project_management() - Successful Management of 100K POIs

Samstag, April 12, 2014 -
12:00 bis 12:45
Wunderkraut (H3)
Complex project? Numerous requirements? Multiple technologies? Tight budget? Fluctuating resources? Deadline vs. code reusability?
A real-world, real-Drupal example from ]init[ AG:
“Visitors to the ‘Brandenburg Business Guide’ should be able to find personalized information on the map from almost 100k POIs, save it, share it and, use it. Kind of like Google Maps.”
How did ]init[ manage such a project in scope, time, and budget from requirement to deployment while keeping stakeholders and developers happy? Best practices in concept, work breakdown structure, development and continuous integration.

]init[ designed and implemented the Brandenburg Business Guide map application based on Drupal. The website uses the OpenLayers map framework and search provided by Apache Solr. The data is kept up-to-date through fully automated import processes.

We will present the main steps taken to get from client requirements to the final deployment.

The presentation will begin with the conceptual design and breakdown of requirements into tasks. We'll go on to describe the implementation and our setup for continuous integration. In terms of technology, we will demonstrate how we took advantage of the Solr search engine and the backbone.js MVC javascript framework. To wrap up, we'll have a discussion where we're looking forward to sharing experiences and opinions.

About the project:

The portal features an interactive map providing a comprehensive overview of this business location in the heart of Europe. www.brandenburg-business-guide.de/en offers a quick guide to interesting investment locations, funding opportunities, suppliers, and research partners for all the state’s regions.

Visitors to the platform have access to around 95,000 geodata points and editorial documents intelligently linked to original map data from the State Survey and Geospatial Basic Information Brandenburg agency (LGB). The interactive map allows users to drill down into the data through a variety of map modes and a powerful filter system. The map has been enriched with editorial content, for example topic dossiers, statistics, 360° panoramic images, photos and videos, as well as contact data for regional ZAB consultants. All content can be added to a ‘digital briefcase’ and later printed out.