As far as I am aware there is no open source user interface (framework) which would allow easily design website as combination of interactive maps and charts like ArcGIS dashboard tool does. And you can't go without at least basic coding skills and combination of tools. What is currently the closest it gets to create interactive web GIS dashboard in open source world?

In particular, what would it take to create open source alternative dashboard to coronavirus dashboard? We talk client side only solution, which must be capable to connect to GIS servers (consume GIS services).

My understanding is currently you must have some coding skills, and use some combination of following tools:

  1. Bootstrap - main framework to design page / grid
  2. Leaflet or OpenLayers to incorporate interactive maps
  3. D3.js or Chart.js to incorporate interactive charts

By initial search combination of Bootstrap, Leaflet and D3.js seems to be the most used way these days to incorporate interactive maps and charts into dashboard like website. Is that correct?

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    This website gives you an insight of what is necessary to create an interactive dashboard based on open source platform
    – ahmadhanb
    Mar 17, 2020 at 0:55

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If it still works for you, there's Mapstore option. You can set up a dashboard in open source environment without code. Of course, there's a developer way if you want.

  • Yes, this is what I was waiting for, excellent that someone finally put it together, thank you.
    – Miro
    Feb 1, 2022 at 23:43

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