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Maps

Maps

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With the maps app you can add some web-based mapping to your HDA! It uses the popular open source OpenLayers web mapping framework from OSGeo.


This application is a prototype to show a simple map with freely available data in it. It cannot be customised unless you edit the HTML files directly and manipulate Javascript code. It uses OpenLayers web mapping framework that can read in various sources of mapping data and display it in an easy-to-use GUI.

OpenLayers makes it easy to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source. MetaCarta developed the initial version of OpenLayers and gave it to the public to further the use of geographic information of all kinds. OpenLayers is completely free, Open Source JavaScript, released under a BSD-style License.

OpenLayers is a pure JavaScript library for displaying map data in most modern web browsers, with no server-side dependencies. OpenLayers implements a (still-developing) JavaScript API for building rich web-based geographic applications, similar to the Google Maps and MSN Virtual Earth APIs, with one important difference -- OpenLayers is Free Software, developed for and by the Open Source software community at OSGeo.

Furthermore, OpenLayers implements industry-standard methods for geographic data access, such as the OpenGIS Consortium's Web Mapping Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) protocols. Under the hood, OpenLayers is written in object-oriented JavaScript, using components from Prototype.js and the Rico library. The OpenLayers code base already has hundreds of unit tests, via the Test.AnotherWay framework.

As a framework, OpenLayers is intended to separate map tools from map data so that all the tools can operate on all the data sources. This separation breaks the proprietary silos that earlier GIS revolutions have taught civilization to avoid. The mapping revolution on the public Web should benefit from the experience of history.

Maps
Home Page Maps
Version 0.2
Contributor spatialguru
Updated about 5 years ago
Tags maps, openlayers, WMS, WFS, GIS, Rico, Prototype
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