[Mapbender-dev] Applications in Mapbender 2.7

Verena Diewald verena.diewald at wheregroup.com
Tue Jan 26 07:40:02 EST 2010

Christoph Baudson (Wheregroup) schrieb:
> We should think about which applications will be shipped with 
> Mapbender 2.7. Here are my suggestions, please feel free to comment, I 
> would like to know your opinions.
> First of all, i would like to deprecate gui2, as it was initially 
> intended to be a visually attractive application, but it never lived 
> up to that. I see no additional value in gui2.
> We should get the applications gui, gui1, gui_digitize 
> Themeroller-ready before releasing 2.7.  We should also remove 
> redundant modules from these applications to make them stand out a 
> little more (like removing all non-WFS stuff from gui_digitize).
> Ideally, someone would check the WMS containers and update them.
> I would like to have the following new applications
> * A very basic application with just a map (when creating your own 
> app, you could build on top of this)
> * An application containing jQuery UI modules, like the demo at 
> telascience (could replace "gui" in the long run)
> * An OpenLayers application, like the demo at telascience
> * A new admin interface, like the one kmq built in GSoC 09. Should be 
> functional, but possibly with few features. Would be perfect if it 
> covered the most used dialogs (like load wms, edit gui wms, edit gui 
> elements) and you could actually work with it.
> * A new interface where you can add yourself to the Mapbender user map 
> (The old app at mapbender.org should be replaced by this one).
> * An application with an OpenStreetMap-WMS, new print module, and a 
> MeetingPoint module that returns a permalink and optionally twitters 
> your meeting point text as a geotagged tweet (spsneo and I are working 
> on this module).
> These new applications should not have a lot of overlapping 
> functionality, they should be very tiny. Mapbender is a tool for 
> building applications, so we should show that it's easy to create apps 
> that have a distinct look, and are not just minor variations of gui.
> The new apps could also serve as demos, maybe for mapbender.org. The 
> advantage would be that these demos would be maintained if they were 
> included in the release. If we no longer wanted a demo, we would just 
> remove it in a future release.
> Creating these apps could be a goal for the next dev sprint. This 
> process could give users and devs an opportunity for dialogue, which 
> could improve Mapbender in general.
> Christoph
Hi Christoph,

+1 for your ideas.

Seems to be a very good goal for the dev sprint.




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