[mapguide-users] Desktop implementation of MapGuide

Kenneth, GEOGRAF A/S ks at geograf.dk
Mon Jun 11 07:40:00 EDT 2007

Sort of...

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

Kneo skrev:
> 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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