[gdal-dev] Projecting images with HTML5 Canvas in the web-browser
mmarks at google.com
Tue Oct 27 14:49:19 EDT 2009
Geo Developer Advocate
2009/10/25 Klokan Petr Přidal <klokan at klokan.cz>:
> Hi everybody,
> on Saturday during the Code Sprint of the FOSS4G 2009 conference in
> Sydney we have made quite interesting step forward in the web
> With the help of other open-source developers I put together a
> prototype of the client-side map reprojection implemented only in
> warped into a different map projection.
> The example is reprojecting the world image into the Spherical
> Mercator (map projection of Google Maps), into the map projection used
> in US National Atlas, into Canada LCC and into the Mollweide
> projection (used by National Geographic for thematic mapping).
> To try it you need any web browser which supports HTML5, it means the
> latest version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera.
> Have a look at the demo:
> It is just a prove of concept in this moment, but I am sure practical
> applications will follow.
> The most typical use could be the client-side warping of raster data
> (weather forecast, ..) into the correct image overlay of Google Maps
> and similar online maps.
> Any WMS sever providing only EPSG:4326 can now correctly overlay
> Google Maps, if somebody use this technique to prepare the mash-up. Of
> course the speed can be an issue in this moment, but there is plenty
> of space for improvement in the warping code, and it can be done in a
> separate computing thread, which is possible with HTML5 Web Workers...
> Klokan Petr Pridal
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