[mapguide-users] Additional FDO Provider Previews

Andy Morsell amorsell at spatialgis.com
Mon Apr 10 14:44:07 EDT 2006

I've been playing with the raster provider this morning and am happy to
report that two quick tests worked fine and performance seems to be very
good.  I loaded up a 10 MB ECW and a 250 MB MrSID.  The flexibility of
transparent shaded polygon fills really shows over raster, it's very nice.  
My only complaint is the managed data structure of the repository.  I had to
load my MrSID which already resides somewhere else on that same drive and is
accessed by other apps (like an older MapGuide 6.5 app).  Now I have
redundant data.  Are there any plans to allow "connections" to raster data
stored in other physical locations?  I have some clients that have many
gigabytes of imagery used in their existing MapGuide applications and I see
having to load the data as a potential problem.

Andy Morsell, P.E. 
Spatial Integrators, Inc. 


From: Robert Bray [mailto:robert.bray at autodesk.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 9:04 AM
To: users at mapguide.osgeo.org
Subject: [mapguide-users] Additional FDO Provider Previews



Previews of the additional FDO Providers for ArcSDE, MySQL, ODBC, WMS, WFS,
and Raster Files have now been posted for the Windows platform only at this
point. You can download individual providers from:




Note that the included Raster Provider is the one that will be shipped with
the commercial MapGuide offering. If you only intend to use the Open Source
version then Franks GDAL Provider is the one you will want to use long term.


See the readme.txt file included with each provider package for installation




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