[mapguide-users] MapGuide for an AVL app?

Max Brown maxbrown3 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 01:24:15 EDT 2006

Great help Andy, I'll try out your info and get back to you. First I need to
find some good documentation on how I can dev this app (implementing the
technologies). I couldn't get much out of the Dev guide.

Thanks Again.

On 4/20/06, Andy Morsell <amorsell at spatialgis.com> wrote:
>  Right now MapGuide Studio is the only way to create MGOS maps, but
> Autodesk has said that there will be a Studio "Lite" coming soon that will
> be open source and will be HTML based.  The preview version does support
> database connectivity, you need to download the beta FDO ODBC providers from
> here first:
> https://mapguide.osgeo.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=35&expandFolder=35&folderID=35
> I do not know if there are any other AVL apps based on MGOS out there.
> MGOS has really only been officially released for a couple of months. There were many AVL apps created with the older MapGuide, @Road being the
> most notable - http://www.atroad.com/main.html
> Andy
>  ------------------------------
>  *From:* Max Brown [mailto:maxbrown3 at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 20, 2006 2:05 AM
> *To:* users at mapguide.osgeo.org
> *Subject:* Re: [mapguide-users] MapGuide for an AVL app?
>  Thanks Andy for the info, very useful for my evaluation, I also have a
> few other clarifications : must I use Autodesk Mapguide Studio to develop
> the app? the preview version doesn't support anything much (specially
> database connectivity). So is there an alternative to MGS or preferably an
> Open Source option :).
> Do you know any other similar apps developed using MGOS? where I might be
> able to look at a sample to get an idea.
> On 4/20/06, Andy Morsell <amorsell at spatialgis.com> wrote:
> >
> >  Yes, it would work well.  As part of your system, you will be feeding a
> > database with point information (historic and current) about vehicle
> > locations.  You would define some queries in that database to extract only
> > the latest time-based position.  Then, in MGOS, you would point your layer
> > definition(s) to these queries where the symbols would be drawn directly
> > from the x,y data in the database using the FDO ODBC data provider.  A
> > little programming using the MGOS API would be necessary to refresh the
> > layers at the desired time interval, be it every 10 seconds or every 5
> > minutes or whatever.  If the latest point data has changed since the last
> > refresh, then the vehicle symbols will shift accordingly.  Or, you might be
> > able to write a trigger that would call a stored procedure if new point data
> > is added and then force a refresh from the server-side.
> >
> >
> > Andy Morsell, P.E.
> > Spatial Integrators, Inc.
> > http://www.SpatialGIS.com <http://www.spatialgis.com/>
> >  ------------------------------
> > *From:* Max Brown [mailto:maxbrown3 at gmail.com]
> > *Sent:* Wednesday, April 19, 2006 10:10 PM
> > *To:* users at mapguide.osgeo.org
> > *Subject:* [mapguide-users] MapGuide for an AVL app?
> >
> >
> >  Hello,
> >
> > I'm currently evaluating web based mapping software for an AVL system.
> > Could somebody let me know if Mapguide OS is a suitable dev platform to
> > develop a web based Vehicle tracking system. Is it possible to dynamically
> > plot coordinates on the MapGuide OS platoform.
> >
> > Thx
> >
> >
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