GeoNode is built upon a platform of proven open source components including Django, GeoServer, pycsw, OpenLayers and GeoExt. GeoNode implements many Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, including Web Map Service (WMS), Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Coverage Service (WCS), KML, and Catalogue Service for Web (CSW). GeoNode development also contributes to the underlying open source projects and software libraries.
GeoNode leverages the Django web framework, offering a friendly and extensible environment for web developers accustomed to using any modern MVC web framework. In contrast with many geospatial tools which force web developers to adapt to a GIS context, GeoNode and Django offer a framework on which developers can build geospatial web applications in a familiar environment.
Django has a large user base and ecosystem of apps, making it easy to develop websites focused on users and collaboration.
GeoNode supports multiple points for application integration. Features include:
GeoNode is a social platform. GeoNode's foundational components make it easy to interact with other GeoNode deployments, external OGC services as well as with many other popular social services and tools.