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EEA Geotags


EEA Geotags package redefines the location field in Plone. Right now in Plone location field is a free text field. EEA Geotags lets you easy define locations using a map picker and geographical database.



  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Main features
  • Installation
  • Dependecies
  • Source code
  • Copyright and license
  • Links
  • Funding


EEA Geotags is an alternative for the default location field in Plone.

Main features

EEA Geotags features:

  1. User friendly search for locations
  2. Map preview of selected locations
  3. Suggest geographic entities based on
  4. Country/regions drill down selection, including several layers like biogeographical region, countries group, country, nuts region, city and natural feature
  5. The widget can be used as single or multiple location picker

Also read README.txt under eea.alchemy.

More details about how to use this package can be found at the following link:



The easiest way to get eea.geotags support in Plone 4 using this package is to work with installations based on zc.buildout. Other types of installations should also be possible, but might turn out to be somewhat tricky.

To get started you will simply need to add the package to your “eggs” and “zcml” sections, run buildout, restart your Plone instance and install the “eea.geotags” package using the quick-installer or via the “Add-on Products” section in “Site Setup”.

You can download a sample buildout at:


  1. Plone 4.x
  2. Products.ATVocabularyManager
  3. archetypes.schemaextender
  4. eea.jquery
  5. eea.alchemy
  6. eventlet

Source code

Latest source code (Plone 4 compatible):

<> Plone 2 and 3 compatible:


The Initial Owner of the Original Code is European Environment Agency (EEA). All Rights Reserved.

The EEA Geotags (the Original Code) is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

More details under docs/License.txt

  1. EEA Geotags wiki page:


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