[Mapbender-dev] GUI Digitizing tests

Christoph Baudson christoph.baudson at ccgis.de
Fri Nov 10 04:23:34 EST 2006

Hello folks,

thanks for your help, Arnulf. I'm currently working on re-designing the 
underlying architecture of the digitizing/WFS-components, that's why 
some things might not have worked. I apologize, I should have been more 
careful. I have updated the wiki page at 

Previously, all modules were dependent on each other, so there was no 
chance to have e.g. WFS-requests without digitizing. The new design (try 
GUI gui_digitize_modular on http://wms1.ccgis.de/mapbender_dev/) 
introduces a modular approach. Now, each module that intends working 
with the results of a WFS request, registers at the WFS-request module 
and is being handed the results whenever they occur.

Some insights I gained:

First of all, there is a need for a geometry library. I started out with 
extending the geometry data types for digitizing only, but then realized 
I can use them everywhere in Mapbender. So there will be a new module 
geometry.js, which will contain all necessary data types and methods. 
I'm still working on this module; in the end, all GUIs working with 
digitizing and WFS stuff need to add this module via the administration.

Furthermore, I just wondered editing the digitzing talk wiki page, if 
this kind of information would not better be stored in the bug tracker 
Please enlighten me, I might be wrong.

I will need some more time working on the new 
digitizing/WFS-environment, so the documentation will have to wait a 
little longer, as I am not yet sure about which way it is exactly going to.

I will specify my approach in a follow-up post.

Cheers, Christoph

BTW, is there a need for translation, or is this list in english only?

Arnulf Christl schrieb:
> Hi Christoph,
> there are some inconsistencies in the digitizing gui, I have added them 
> to the discussion page. http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Talk:Digitizing
> Seems like no one else had any issues with it, we have it out there now 
> for several months and some seem to be using it productively already.
> So we should consider move this feature to stable. To do this we need 
> work over the documentation which is a little spread out between more 
> technical issues and a user doc. We need both but esp. the user doc 
> version needs an update badly...
> Best regards, Arnulf.
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