This website was commissioned by LINZ and developed by NIWA, in conjunction with SilverStripe.
NIWA contracted the Wellington based web development company, SilverStripe, to design and build the portal to NIWA's specifications. SilverStripe used their own Open Source CMS, also called SilverStripe to build the portal. The web mapping client within the portal was developed specifically for the portal, integrating OpenLayers with the SilverStripe CMS as a web mapping module, and will be available as a standard module within the CMS. Atlas and ArcServer, licensed to NIWA, are the two proprietary applications used. Most of the Open Source components are supported by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, http://www.osgeo.org.
Linux as the underlying operating system on the servers supporting the portal, web mapping and most database servers. http://www.linux.com
Apache as the web server application supporting the portal server and web map server. http://www.apache.org
SilverStripe as the CMS used to run the portal. http://www.silverstripe.org
OpenLayers as the embedded web mapping client. http://www.openlayers.org
UMN Mapserver as the WMS/WFS server application providing map layers to the portal. http://www.mapserver.org
PostGIS as the spatial database used to manage the data underlying most map layers. http://www.postgis.org
Atlas as the image (photograph) management tool providing access to photographic datasets. http://www.atlasmd.com
ESRI ArcServer to manage and supply bathymetry data to the portal (via mapserver). http://www.esri.com