[mapguide-users] Desktop implementation of MapGuide
Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S
ks at geograf.dk
Mon Jun 11 07:40:00 EDT 2007
The current implementation of the API uses a local tcp connection to
connect to the server.
You may be able to fix this by supplying a custom "webconfig.ini", where
you change the IP adress, but it might be a problem if you intend to use
it outside of the LAN.
You will not be able to use the MapGuide API in offline mode.
Also, you will have to implement most of the functionality yourself
(zoom, pan, etc), as that is written in AJAX.
There exists functionality to get raster map, set selection etc, but it
is still raster.
You might be able to get away with embedding a web browser (like studio
does), or simply use the DWF viewer as an ActiveX control.
These will have to run online though.
You can also copy all data from the server, using Fdo, and storing it
locally in SDF files. That should give nice speed, but you will have to
render the map yourself.
I'm not sure how much info the standard DWF map contains, but you might
convince the server to give you a full DWF copy of the map. If you have
that, you should be able to use the DFW viewer in offline mode.
Regards, Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S
> Would it be possible to have a desktop implementation of MapGuide (offline
> viewing) ? Basically, the desktop application created in VB.net will connect
> to a set of servers to fetch the map and then allow the user to browse it
> offline. Since the map is now copied to the local desktop, the speed and
> flexibility will be immense.
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