[mapguide-users] Seven services in MGOS Site?

Kathy Wilson kathywilson81 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 21:11:00 EDT 2006

Thank you very much Traian.

I went through the Getting Started Guide of MG Studio Preview and I think
it's a great tutorial. I even managed to load my own SHP file which
contained a network of roads and managed to display the names of the roads
too. Hats off to developers of MGOS and Studio for developing such a
wonderful and user friendly framework. Even a newbie like me could follow
the instructions and develop a map.

I have a few more questions though. Please bear with me for my newbie
1. Although I worked with an SHP file, I am not exactly sure of it's format
and what more I could do with it. For example, when I went through the
sample application code, I saw that it has used another geocoding service (
http://geocoder.us/service/rest/geocode) to get the coordinates of an
address. Instead, can I search a street name in the layer and get the
coordinates? (since I believe all that information is in that layer).
Also, can I do the converse. That is, can I read a street name off a layer,
given coordinates?

2. What's the difference between a tiled map and line map (as the SHP one I
have with roads) ?

I would really appreciate if you can point me to any place where I could get
more information of these technologies.

Kathy Wilson

From: "Traian Stanev" <traian.stanev at autodesk.com>
To: <users at mapguide.osgeo.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 08:22:15 -0400
Subject: RE: [mapguide-users] Seven services in MGOS Site?

It's used to serve out tile images for tiled maps. Internally it manages the
cache of pre-rendered tiles.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Kathy Wilson" <kathywilson81 at gmail.com>
To: users at mapguide.osgeo.org
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:30:10 +0530
Subject: Seven services in MGOS Site?
In the getting started guide of Mapguide Studio Preview, it is said that
there are six services: Site, Resource, Drawing, Feature, Mapping, and
But when I open MGOS Site Administrator, there are 7 services. There's an
additional service called Tile.
Can some one please explain to me what this Tile service does?

Thanks in advance.
Kathy Wilson
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