[OpenLayers-Dev] PHP Backend to OL

Arnie Shore ashore3 at verizon.net
Tue Mar 31 12:43:39 EDT 2009

Guys, yr suggestions have given me more than enough to keep me busy for 
a while; thanks! 

And yes, that net console is dynamite!  I've had firebug for a good 
while, but never bothered with that tab.  Clarifies a lot.


Sebastian Benthall wrote:
> For Web Feature Service: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wfs
> A WFS protocol, hooked up to a Vector layer, will construct valid WFS 
> requests and send them to the server.
> For Web Map Service: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wms
> The protocol is used for tiled maps.  An OpenLayers WMS layer will 
> send all the right requests.
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Andy Deakin <andy.deakin at pcmend.net 
> <mailto:andy.deakin at pcmend.net>> wrote:
>     Hi Arnie,
>     Different types of layers have different OL to server interfaces. What
>     are you trying to achieve?
>     It might be that the apache mod_rewrite will bridge between what OL
>     expects (e.g. /z/x/y.png etc) and the folder structure you have on the
>     server, without needing php at all.
>     OpenStreetMap has some documentation regarding its tile names, Perhaps
>     this might help you:
>     http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Slippy_Map
>     To inspect data requested and responses, consider using Firebug as an
>     add-on for Firefox. The 'net' console is brilliant!
>     Andy

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