April 2024


If you're a Drupal user interested in integrating advanced Web GIS features into your web application, the Geofield Stack offers a powerful toolkit. 

I've personally utilized this stack (that I maintain for the worldwide community since Drupal 8) to develop a quick and efficient Drupal website that effectively manages and publishes a photographic reportage of my journey along the "Way of the Gods" via electric mountain bike (E-MTBike). This approach provides a vivid geographical context to the points of interest and photographs captured along the route.

February 2023
Drupal Best Integrates WebGIS with CMS

I was approached by Sebin A. Jacob, Editor-In-Chief of the The Drop Times for an extended interview about my work in the Web Gis 2.0 context, and in particular with advanced geo-mapping with the Geofield Stack in Drupal 8 and above. I gave all my answers and insights as crucial contributor of all the Geofield stack of modules (Geofield, Geofield Map, Leaflet and Geocoder), that enable Drupal to store and manage geocoded content and visualise it in advanced and creative georeferenced ways.

July 2020

Layout Paragraphs module provides an intuitive drag-and-drop experience for building flexible layouts with Paragraphs. Layout Paragraphs was designed from the ground up with Paragraphs in mind, and is able to integrate seamlessly with (and enhance) existing Paragraphs structures and reference fields.

May 2020
Geofield stack for COVID-19 data management of John Hopkins University Repository

Drupal 8 is an excellent framework and CMS for the modelling, management and representation of any information entity. At the same time, it lends itself very well to integrating javascript geo mapping frameworks and implementing spatial analysis and representation features.

For this specific application in Drupal 8 I wanted to experiment with the Geofield stack for importing and representing Covid 19 data, in a similar way to the now famous John Hopkins University Covid19 World Map.

January 2020
My last presentation for the Drupal NYC Meetup @ NYU Stern - January 8th 2020

During the Drupal NYC Meetup @ NYU Stern - January 8th 2020, I presented the most recently implemented features in the Geofield Mapping stack (Geofield and Geofield compatible/dependent modules) for the management of an advanced Web GIS (Geographic Information System) application in Drupal 8.

February 2019
There is a great potential to integrate all Drupal 8 entity modelling scalable ecosystem with best JS Mapping frameworks and big data Spatial Analysis tools.

During the Drupal NYC Meetup of the 6th February 2019, Italo Mairo (lead maintainer of the Drupal 8 Geofield Mapping stack) walked the audience through building an advanced Web GIS (Geographic Information System) 2.0 application in Drupal 8 using the Geofield, Geofield Map,

May 2018
with Dynamic Map Theming & Contextual Legends

Geofield Map

is an advanced, complete and easy-to-use Geo Mapping solution for Drupal 8, based on and fully compatible with the Geofield module, that lets you manage the Geofield with an interactive Map both in back-end and in the front-end.

What’s New in 2.x.

As an absolute novelty the Geofield Map 2.x new version introduces Dynamic Map Theming & Contextual Legends. 

August 2017
Enhanced with a Google Map formatter and a dedicated Google Map View style plugin

This summer the Geofield Map module for Drupal 8, from me (itamair on, has grown up and became great.

It has been enanched with a bunch of new meaningful functionalities such as a Google Map formatter and a dedicated Google Map View style plugin, both with highly customizable setup, Marker and Infowindow specfications and Markers Clustering capabilities.

April 2017
Provides a (Google and Leaflet) Map widget for the Geofield Module.

New Drupal 8 project named Geofield Map, from me (itamair on, that provides a (Google and Leaflet) Map widget for the Geofield Module.

February 2017

This Video has been prepared by DrupalJedi, a software company with headquarters in Russia, to help the Drupal community answer the frequently asked questions:

- Why Drupal?
- Why not use another CMS?
- Why not use pure PHP?


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January 2017
Drupal Intensive Overview Course Slides

Go to the Slides

Treated arguments 

Project characteristics

Main uses and users

Strength points

Community Documentation

Site Building Guide


Drupal 7 Focus

Implementation Workflow

Technology Stack, Core and Files Structure

Clean URLs & Aliases



Blocks & Regions

December 2016
Provides a (Google and Leaflet) Map widget for the Geofield Module.

A new Drupal 8 sandbox project named Geofield Map, from me (itamair on, that provides a (Google and Leaflet) Map widget for the Geofield Module.

November 2016
A step by step best practice guide to make a fresh install of Drupal 8, implementing Code Versioning and Continuous Integration.

The new and best practices for Drupal 8 indicate the combined use of Composer and Drush for implementing the most convenient workflow of web application administration, both in its phase of installation, management and subsequent development under "Continuous Integration".

This tutorial outlines a procedure based on the above guidelines, consolidated from my best work experience and based on other valuables web contributions from Drupal guidelines and experts,
all failry mentioned in the embeded links.

August 2016
My talk at Drupal Developer Days held in Milan (Italy), on June 2016, on practical examples of Drupal 8 objected oriented APIs

This talk was held by me during the Drupal Developer Days held in Milan (Italy) in June 2016.

It presented a course and a practical application of building and configuring a Custom Form and its Configuration Form according to new Drupal 8 Form Object Oriented APIs.

Same best practices were analyzed applied to the experience so far conducted in the context of an advanced Drupal 8 project run in the team of Wellnet Srl (Milan).

March 2016
Hassle-free Drupal standards compliant development with Php Storm

UPD Sept 2017: The following original article should be considered outdated and obsolete, due the preference to be given to the use of Composer over Pear in PHP Code sniffer implementation. It is thus adviced to better follow the instructions described here: How to use PHP Code Sniffer in PhpStorm for Drupal development from


December 2015
My firs porting of a Drupal 8 Module.

During the Hackaton held as part of the Italian Drupal Day 2015 of Bologna, I (itamair) have been engaged in developing a Drupal 8 possibile version of the Geocoder_Autocomplete module, together with other members of the Drupal community (cronos, rafael92,

September 2015
The use of IP Geolocation Views module for access geocoding.

My best practices for creating the Leaflet Map of the recent visitors of your Drupal site, taking advantage of IP addresses geocoding and HTML5 Geolocation API. through the IP Geolocation Views module.

August 2015
The main changes for end users, developers and themers

Drupal 8 beta has arrived! 

Drupal 8 beta is the latest, greatest release of the world's most widely used enterprise web CMS. It's fast. Flexible and gives you a more agile, powerful foundation to create and manage great digital experiences across web, mobile, social and commerce.

Drupal 8 offers a marked improvement over Drupal 7 from a features perspective, with over 200 new features being added to the open source CMS. Among the new features are performance improvements for dynamic content and a focus on responsive layouts that places an emphasis on mobile delivery.