OpenGuides is a complete system for running a website about a subject where geographical location is important. It's mostly used to run guides to a town or city. It's an open source wiki-based web application written in Perl.
- Structured data
- Google Maps integration
- SQL backend storage using Postgres, MySQL, or SQLite
- Resource Description Framework (RDF) output, for integration into Semantic Web
- View a detailed feature list of OpenGuides on the WikiMatrix wiki engine comparison wiki-site.
We chose to use SQL storage because it's flexible, and it allows guide admins to create customised queries and features; see for example the category search on the Randomness Guide to London. We included SQLite support for situations where running a proper database server isn't possible; SQLite is a complete SQL engine which stores all its data in a single file on disk. It does not use CamelCase.
- The #openguides IRC channel on irc.perl.org
- The openguides-dev mailing list
- See also