[Mapserver-users] Win CE Version
dharanibabus at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 5 02:14:03 EDT 2004
Thanks a lot for the reply . I found the map script page at the dm solutions
http://www.maptools.org/php_mapscript/index.phtml?page=faq.html . It quotes
"The original version of MapScript (in Perl) uses SWIG, but since SWIG does
not support the PHP language, the module has to be maintained separately and
may not always be in sync with the Perl version. "
- i understand that we need not use PHP and just have to make C like
function calls to the map script mapserver right ?
with regards and thanks in advance
dharani babu s
>From: Stephen Woodbridge <woodbri at swoodbridge.com>
>To: Dharani Babu <dharanibabus at hotmail.com>
>CC: mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu, tmitchell at lignum.com,
>spatialguru at shaw.ca, info at peoplegis.com
>Subject: Re: [Mapserver-users] Win CE Version
>Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 09:07:46 -0500
>A lot of points here, but I might a suggest another way of approaching this
>problem. Mapserver has a Swig interface definition that is used to build
>mapscript. It might be possible to build a Swig interface to VB.Net or a
>com object so you would then compile mapserver into a dll or whatever that
>could be called directly from VB.NET.
>Then you can avoid all the issues of HTML, browses, etc. You would then
>write an application making calls to mapscript to load the mapfile, and
>generate map images what could be returned either via a tmp file or as an
>image object that you would then display directly to the screen.
>You would build your user interface and whole application directly in the
>native WinCE development environment and forget about all the issues of
>webservers, networking, HTML, browses, etc.
>Hope this helps,
>Dharani Babu wrote:
>> I am venturing into trails of using map server components in a win ce
>>based device . I invite and request all of the members to add thier points
>>My Aim is to develope a map server component on a handheld device of like
>>pocket PC . The first phase is to successfully deploy the mapserver exe (
>>either _36 or _40) at the target device with associated dlls and libs .I
>>hope we will be in need of map server exe version for win ce platform
>>right ? As I am using emualtor I dont face any probs as of now with
>>accessing the mapserver exe but the case may be different when it comes to
>>activesync it to the real device . Third phase --
>>There are two possibilties one is that the device being connected to net(
>>tyler this point is to you :)) . In that case from the device the user
>>types like http:<ip>/file.html off they go !!! but the situation is not
>>that simple . Coz the devices wont be connected to net at all . In that
>>case we are in need of 1) passing the hidden variables to the mapserv exe
>>WITHOUT init html 2) retrieving the temporary images created at the /tmp
>>folder and then have to display them without BROWSER . right ? Here is
>>where I am confused lot .. Does the IE retreive the tmp images or the
>>mapserver maps the images to an instance of IE ? I hope the second . So in
>>this case how to change the default behavior of mapserver's association
>>with brower to display the images ? Fourth ..
>>How to get the template html work done with out html ? Thats we need to
>>have zoom in /out /pan /query feature etc Which need to be somehow fired
>>without the template html ... And last The mother of all doubts I have is
>>will map server work without apache or IIS ? :)
>>I amplanning to start coding next week onwards . Hope I would be having
>>some tons of messages in my inbox after week end ....
>>I hope I have opened a wide area of discussion to follow ...I hope to get
>>invaluable suggestions from the members in all ...bye for now
>>with regards and thanks in advance
>>NB: The possible platform for mapserver component in win ce will be VB
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