I just started working with the OpenGeo Suite. I'd really like to use it for a County web map, but have a couple questions...

1) Is there a way to add a lat/lon or other X/Y location to the URL and have the map center and zoom to the point? Something like "?lat=46.265&lon=-90.206&zoom=7" at the end of the URL.

2) Is the Query tool available in a published map? It's not in the Choose Tools window when publishing.


=== UPDATE ===

I will drop part 2 and stick with part 1.

I guess I forgot to mention the crucial bit that I'm working in GeoExplorer. I did have the tag, but don't fault anybody for missing it.

The bounding box isn't working in GeoExplorer. I have the map published in an iframe. Here's a screenshot of the test page without the bbox... i.imgur.com/Wc022Ee.jpg.

Here's a screenshot with the bbox... i.imgur.com/7MES4cn.jpg. That's just a blank map that hides behind the real map and only shows up when the real map doesn't.

I do have a correct bbox... i.imgur.com/MbAOgVD.jpg in the code.

(I guess I need a higher rep before I can add more direct links, so you'll need to copy paste the image URLs if you want to see them.)

Here's the source behind the page...

    <style type="text/css">
      body { margin:   0; overflow: hidden; }`
      #mapfr { height: 80%; margin: 0 auto; width: 90%; display: block; }
    <h1>Iron County Test Map</h1>
    <iframe id="mapfr"
    src="" frameborder="0"></iframe>
    <p>This is a test map, version T-001.  A disclaimer might go here.</p>

I tried putting the "?bbox=" at the end of the "src=.../1".

Thanks for any help. And thanks for the welcome.

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    you will get better answers if you only ask one question at a time. see gis.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask – Ian Turton Jul 9 '13 at 6:20
  • Welcome to GIS SE! What @iant said. The problem with asking two questions at a time is that you might get answers that are both right and wrong ( i.e. answer to first question is right but the answer to the second one is wrong). – R.K. Jul 9 '13 at 9:44

Re 1: You can use the bbox query parameter. It takes coordinates in map projection (Web Mercator by default). So e.g. ?bbox=150000,670000,180000,880000

Re 2: The Query tool is only available in the composer, not the viewer. In the exported url, change /viewer to /composer to see it.

  • Thanks. The /composer switch works. I'll have to decide whether I want users to have that much control over the map, though. I updated the original post with info about the bounding box. – Nemo Jul 9 '13 at 20:00

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