[mapguide-users] Mapguide Maestro and OGR FDO provider
Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S
ks at geograf.dk
Thu Jun 12 02:40:20 EDT 2008
If you have trouble with FDO2FDO and the OGR Provider, try opening
OGRProvider.dll with dependency walker:
It will show you what other DLL's are missing (if any).
As for MapGuide Maestro, the "providermap.xml" is used to assign user
interfaces to the different providers.
Unless you are developing a new user interface, you should not touch it.
Instead, MapGuide Maestro uses the MapGuide provider list:
You should insert the Xml snippet there, and restart the MapGuide service.
Once done, the provider should appear when you select New -> Dataconnection.
Maestro already handles the OGR provider, but only if it is installed on
If you are missing some required files, you will get an error message
when you press "Test connection".
Again, dependency walker can help you out.
If you have further troubles, please write again.
Regards, Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S
> Howdy I'm new to mapguide and have seen the example web sites and I'm very
> interested in trying it with some of my own data, currently our spatial data
> comes from microstation. I have been looking around and found that through
> FDO I can directly display microstation DGNs through mapguide as feature
> this is where i'm stuck I recognise it's possible but have no idea on how to
> 1. I've grabbed the FDO2FDO application modified the providers.xml and added
> <DisplayName>FDO Provider for OGR</DisplayName>
> <Description>Access to OGR data sources</Description>
> however when I select OGR as the connection the programs bombs out :(
> 2. Mapguide maestro :) very good program , I understand I can add this
> provider to it directly ? any idea on how it can be done?
> I notice it has a providermap.xml, how would I add another provider here?
> 3. the set up here runs a database parallel to our graphics data, currently
> as SQL server, we link this data to the graphics in microstation and I'm
> able to build querys to link multiple tables together to show data from
> different sources that are relevant to the particular graphic, any tutorials
> on how to add this as extra values in mapguide maestro?
> Please advise if more information is required... I'm a little unsure on what
> I'm doing at the moment.
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