[mapguide-internals] API-less map display via AJAX

Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S ks at geograf.dk
Mon Jul 6 03:13:39 EDT 2009

Hi Zac.

Excellent idea. In fact, I think that this is how it should have been 
all along.
I started work on the runtime map generation procedure a while back:

However, I eventually stopped working on it, as it turns out it
was easier to build a runtime map parser, than figuring out how
to add the calls to MapGuide.

The current server-side API is fast, but comes with many requirements.
Having all methods exposed by the web tier would be optimal.

call on the MapDefinition, which would return all the required information.

However, I am unsure how well this works if authoring is disabled on the 
web tier.

Regards, Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S

Zac Spitzer skrev:
> I'm thinking bout writing a RFC for operation=GETMAPCONFIG which would return
> the bounds, scales and DPI for a given map and operation=LOADMAP to allow
> a runtime map to be created without API work.
> This is direly needed for use with openlayers so that we can autoconfigure
> for using mapguide maps purely with HTTP calls and no api.
> z

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