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EEA DaViz is a plone product which uses Exhibit and Google Charts API to easily create data visualizations based on data from csv/tsv, JSON, SPARQL endpoints and more.

Project description

EEA Daviz product

EEA Daviz is a plone product for data visualizations. You can generate attractive and interactive charts and combine them in a dashboard with facets/filters which updates the charts simultaneously. Data can be uploade as CSV,TSV or you can specify SPARQL to query Linked open data servers (sparql endpoints).

At the moment Simile Exhibit and Google Charts visualizations are supported.

The first Semantic web data visualisation tool for Plone.


It is simple to use, needs no desktop application, everything is done through the web by uploading an “excel file”, CSV, TSV. You can also query the “web of data” via public available sparql endpoints.

You can easily make visualizations like:

See also initial project wiki page for the reasoning behind this project.

Main features

The main features are:

  1. no desktop tools needed to make visualizations. all web based.
  2. data input: easy copy and paste of data table from any webpage or excel sheet
  3. data input: drag-and-drop your data from CSV/TSV files, and we do the rest
  4. data input advanced: retrieve data from any SPARQL endpoint on the fly
  5. Intuitive visualization editor to create interactive charts.
  6. Large amount of visualizations available: Area, Bar, Bubble, Candlestick, Column, Combo Chart, Gauge, Geo Intensity Maps, Line, Pie, Radar, Scatter, Stepped Area, Table, Tree Map, Motion Charts, Faceted search table, Faceted tiles, Faceted timeline, Faceted map and more…
  7. Dashboard. Group charts into one dashboard.
  8. Share any chart. Embeddabe visualization in any webpage.
  9. Customizable chart options and colors
  10. Data table manipulation via drag and drop, preparing table for chart
  11. Pivot table (Transpose), tranform row values into columns
  12. Modular framework for extending it with more visualizations
  13. And much more…

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



To install eea.daviz into the global Python environment (or a workingenv), using a traditional Zope 2 instance, you can do this:

  • When you’re reading this you have probably already run easy_install eea.daviz. Find out how to install setuptools (and EasyInstall) here:

  • If you are using Zope 2.9 (not 2.10), get pythonproducts and install it via:

    python install --home /path/to/instance

    into your Zope instance.

  • Create a file called eea.daviz-configure.zcml in the /path/to/instance/etc/package-includes directory. The file should only contain this:

    <include package="eea.daviz" />

Alternatively, if you are using zc.buildout and the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe to manage your project, you can do this:

  • Add eea.daviz to the list of eggs to install, e.g.:

    eggs = eea.daviz
  • Tell the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe to install a ZCML slug:

    recipe = plone.recipe.zope2instance
    zcml = eea.daviz
  • Re-run buildout, e.g. with:

    $ ./bin/buildout

You can skip the ZCML slug if you are going to explicitly include the package from another package’s configure.zcml file.

Portal Property for Google Maps Api Key:

In ZMI -> portal_properties add a plone property sheet called geographical_properties and inside it add a new string property called google_key.

In this property you have to paste the google maps API KEY, follow instruction

The google account you use to generate the key has to be owner of the site, this is done by verification via google webmaster tools.


  1. Plone 4.x
  2. eea.exhibit
  3. p4a.z2utils
  4. collective.js.jqueryui
  5. rdflib
  6. eea.sparql
  7. eea.googlecharts


EEA - European Enviroment Agency (EU)


4.8 - (2012-07-13)

  • Change: updated readme with info about google map API KEY configuration. [demarant refs #5338]

4.7 - (2012-07-04)

  • Bug fix: Fixed possible_relations.xml when used togheter with eea.relations on a non-EEA Plone site [voineali refs #5330]

4.6 - (2012-06-12)

  • Bug fix: fixed markup of HISTORY.txt file [ciobabog refs #5231]
  • Feature: Warn user about changing data risks [voineali fixes #4973]
  • Feature: Added adapter for DavizVisualization content-type in order to easily get data source and data owner metadata [voineali refs #5072]

4.5 - (2012-04-26)

  • Feature: Possibility to add data provenance/source information when one copy&paste data tables or upload them via QuickUpload Widget [voineali refs #5072]

4.4 - (2012-03-30)

  • Feature: added documentation and links on how to examples and how prepare data for visualizations. [demarant #4995]
  • Change: added default workflow mapping for daviz visualization. [demarant #5002] Upgrade step: if you have already been using daviz visualization you would need to migrate the instances to the new workflow states. Plone > Site setup > Types > choose Daviz Visualization and the new worklow to folder_workflow. Define the states mapping as you prefer.
  • Upgrade step: Within “Plone > Site setup > Add-ons” click on upgrade button available for eea.daviz
  • Feature: Updated Daviz Visualization fields help to provide examples and tutorials [voineali #4995]
  • Change: do not show duplicates of sparql and json data when adding existing data. show only last version. Upgrade step (not needed for EEA production): ZMI > portal_setup > profile “EEA Daviz” > import Possible relations settings [demarant #5003]
  • Feature: Refactoring to be able to use eea.googlecharts or eea.exhibit as standalone packages or as part of eea.daviz visualization bundle. [voineali #4996]

4.3 - (2012-03-05)

  • Bug fix: restricted data sources relations to exhibit json or sparql queries. Upgrade step: ZMI > portal_setup > profile “EEA Daviz” > import Possible relations settings [demarant #4919]
  • Change: The new UI expects eea.googlecharts and eea.sparql, therefore they are now an integral part of this product and declared as dependencies. [demarant]
  • Change: Renamed DavizPresentation to DavizVisualization. [demarant]
  • Change: removed label widget for data input, no need for it, we have already many headings. [demarant]
  • Change: Re-group DavizPresentation AT Schema [voineali #4980]
  • Change: Reordered the data input fields. Most common scenarion on top. rephrasing. [demarant #4980]
  • Upgrade step: Within “Plone > Site setup > Add-ons” click on upgrade button available for eea.daviz [voineali]
  • Fixed: Support case insensitive column types in CSV files [voineali #4975]
  • Feature: Also support CSV or any other SV file by auto-detecting dialect [voineali #4977]
  • Feature: Added SpreadSheet field to DavizPresentation Schema in order to easily copy & paste TAB separated text as data source [voineali #4967]
  • Feature: Added QuickUpload field to DavizPresentation Schema in order to easily upload new TAB separated files as data sources [voineali #4965]
  • Change: changed texts for visualizations, changed Data Sources to be mandatory [szabozo0 #4948]
  • Bug fix: properly link images in css files [tiberich #4956]
  • Change: corrected daviz presentation description [demarant]

4.2 - (2012-02-06)

  • no changes

4.1 - (2012-02-06)

  • Upgrade step: Within “Plone > Site setup > Add-ons” click on upgrade button available for eea.daviz [voineali #4866]
  • Feature: Moved facets in global settings tab in order to have more space for views configuration [voineali #4914]
  • Feature: Added a CSS class on section tabs [voineali #4880]
  • Feature: Redirects to daviz-edit if there is no DaViz view/chart configured [voineali #4882]
  • Feature: Added a way to register additional charts as tabs in view mode. [voineali #4873]
  • Feature: Added DavizPresentation content-type in order to easy aggregate internal and external exhibit sources [voineali #4866]

4.0 - (2011-11-07)

  • Feature: Added upgrade steps [voineali #4392]
  • Feature: Plone 4.x compatible [ichimdav, voineali #4234]
  • Feature: Added exhibit ‘properties’ dict in generated JSON [voineali 4528]

1.5 - (2011-09-21)

  • Feature: Added exhibit ‘properties’ dict in generated JSON [voineali 4528]

1.4 - (2011-09-07)

  • Feature: Enabled daviz for eea.dataservice EEAFigureFile [voineali #4492]

1.3 - (2011-07-29)

  • Feature: Added babel translator API and a custom translator: rdf-xml to exhibit-json [voineali #4416]
  • Feature: Possibility to add external exhibit data sources like “Google Spreadsheet”, “RDF/XML” and “External JSON”. [voineali #4416]
  • Feature: Added editable ‘Lens’ property to Tiles view in order to easily create custom Exhibit Lens Templates [voineali #4414]
  • Feature: Added a way to reorder Exhibit Views [voineali #4177]
  • Feature: Added a way to reorder or hide Exhibit Facets [voineali #4417]
  • Feature: Possibility to add/remove facets [voineali #4416]
  • Feature: Made Exibit edit page more user friendly (WYSIWYG) [voineali #4417]
  • Feature: JSON Converter handles column types if specified in CSV columns header (ex: Title:lable, Year:date, etc) [voineali #4414]
  • Feature: Added ‘Details’ column for ‘Tabular View’. This can be enabled/disabled in ‘Tabular View’ settings. [voineali #4419]

1.2 - (2011-04-07)

  • Feature: Added edit form for generated JSON [voineali #4199]
  • Feature: If column name contains “:list” exported data in JSON will pe an array [ghicaale #4199]
  • Bug fix: Made exibit available for ATBlob files [voineali #4135]
  • Cleanup: of pyflakes warnings [ichimdav #4141]
  • Cleanup: of sensible pylint violations [ichimdav #4140]
  • Feature: Added live search field as default on top [demarant, #3023]
  • Change: Moved facets to the right [demarant]
  • Bug fix: Fixed Google Map Key alert [voineali #4196]
  • Change: Disabled Thumbnails View as it’s bugous on IE [voineali #4196]

1.1 - (2011-03-16)

  • Bug fix: Removed jQuery and jQuery UI from daviz-edit.css, daviz-edit.js as they generate errors if already installed. You’ll have to manually install jQuery and jQuery UI in portal_css and portal_javascripts [voineali #4196]

1.0 - (2011-03-16)

  • Initial release [voineali #2773]

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