RWS GIS Platform Ansible Project

Ansible Inventory project for RWS GIS Platform reference implementation.

GitLab: c2platform/rws/ansible-gis 

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The RWS GIS Platform Ansible Project is hosted on GitLab and functions as the central Ansible Inventory Project dedicated to supporting the Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) GIS Platform.


This project has two primary objectives:

  1. Supporting RWS Development Environment: The RWS GIS Platform Ansible Project is an integral part of the RWS development environment, serving as a cornerstone for the RWS Ansible collections. It provides a structured inventory and automation framework that streamlines the development and management of various Ansible-based tasks and workflows within the RWS GIS Platform.
  2. Open-Source Reference Implementation: Beyond its role within RWS, this project also operates as an open-source reference implementation. It offers a valuable resource for showcasing diverse automation solutions and exemplifying industry best practices. By doing so, it encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing among the wider automation community.

In summary, the RWS GIS Platform Ansible Project plays a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency of RWS operations while contributing to the broader open-source ecosystem by serving as a model for effective automation practices.



Step-by-step instructions on what you can do with this project are published on C2 Platform website, see How-to Rijkswaterstaat | C2 Platform


This section provides documentation for project-specific variables utilizing the gs_ prefix, which are introduced and employed within this inventory project. To better understand the conventions for variable prefixes, you can refer to the Variable prefix | C2 Platform documentation.


Used to configure FME Flow and Tomcat:

  1. Run the FME Installer.
  2. Configure Tomcat
  3. Manage fmeServerConfig.txt


In this project, several roles utilized within the plays rely on the One key variable, gs_download_temp_dir, is defined in group_vars/all/main.yml, as illustrated below:

  path: C:\vagrant\tmp
  # create: yes
  # delete: no
  # recursive: true
  delete_files: false

This variable is declared at the global level (in all.yml) to ensure that its settings can be conveniently reused throughout the inventory project. As an example, within group_vars/fme/main.yml, you can find the following line:

fme_flow_temp_dir: "{{ gs_download_temp_dir }}"


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