Useful information for using data in QGIS and other Systems.

GeoNode is an open service built on open source software. We encourage you to build new applications using the components and resources it provides. This page is a starting point for developers interesting in taking full advantage of GeoNode. It also includes links to the project's source code so anyone can build and customize their own GeoNode.

PacRisk/Geonode Software

All the code that runs GeoNode is open source. The code is available at The issue tracker for the project is at

GeoNode is built using several open source projects, each with its own community. If you are interested in contributing new features to the GeoNode, we encourage you to do so by contributing to one of the projects on which it is built:

  • GeoServer - Standards based server for geospatial information
  • GeoWebCache - Cache engine for WMS Tiles
  • OpenLayers - Pure JavaScript library powering the maps of GeoExt
  • pycsw - CSW, OpenSearch and OAI-PMH metadata catalogue server

What are OGC Services?

The data in this application is served using open standards endorsed by ISO and the Open Geospatial Consortium; in particular, WMS (Web Map Service) is used for accessing maps, WFS (Web Feature Service) is used for accessing vector data, and WCS (Web Coverage Service) is used for accessing raster data. WMC (Web Map Context Documents) is used for sharing maps. You can use these services in your own applications using libraries such as OpenLayers, GeoTools, and OGR (all of which are open-source software and available at zero cost). Additionally, CSW (Catalog Service for the Web) supports access to collections of descriptive information (metadata) about data and services.

OGC Web Services

PacRIS Web Services are available from the following URLs:

Dynamic tiles via WMS: WMS 1.1.1
Vector data via WFS: WFS 1.1.0
Raster data via WCS: WCS 1.1.1
Metadata search via CSW: CSW 2.0.2
Metadata search via OpenSearch: OpenSearch 1.0
Metadata search via OAI-PMH: OAI-PMH 2.0
Cached tiles via WMTS: WMTS 1.0.0