[mapserver-dev] Proposal to add built-in OpenLayers map viewer

Norman Vine nhv at cape.com
Fri Sep 24 16:04:33 EDT 2010

On Sep 24, 2010, at 3:53 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:

> Bob Basques wrote:
>> Well, that explains some of it, but now it's seeming like OpenLayers is
>> a bit heavy for something like that, all mapserver would need to do
>> something like pan/zoom would be something smaller than OL
>> Looking at the example, while is only loads a couple of lines in page,
>> looking at it from the download in firebug, it's doing a few more
>> things.  Is the real problem in keeping some list straight in the
>> distro, and only one is desired?
> You got a very good point, but unfortunately pure/simple HTML is so
> 1999'ish, that would not give the slippy map effect and the map refresh
> without page reload.  :(

Not necessarily lightweight but OssimPlanet already does this

The trick is parsing the GetCapabilities response to automagically build a 
layer selection dialog 

One does have to manually enter the Server address and make a few clicks
with the mouse  :-)


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