[mapguide-users] another newbie question

uXuf yousuf.hassan at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 09:28:54 EST 2007

Hi Alan,
If you can give it a whirl you can try the trial version of Autodesk
MapGuide Studio 2007. It will work seamlessly and better than WebStudio, but
the evaluation period is only for 60 days. 

I agree that the details and the learning curve for MG is a little steep,
and I would like that an initiative be taken to host a Tutorials section
like the Samples section was hosted a little while ago. With all due respect
to the writers of the Developer Guide, it still is a bit mind-boggling to


Alan Flisch-2 wrote:
> I also tried converting it to SDF using the FDO2FDO tool and uploading
> that, but again nothing happened.
> I'm beginning to thing that I'm not going to get anywhere with this tool. 
> I've seen comments on the list that indicate that you need the commercial
> Autodesk product to actually make progress.  Certainly, I'm finding that
> after getting the server and demo up and running, I've hit a wall.  What
> would really have helped would have been an end to end tutorial about
> building a sample application but I haven't found anything.
> It's a shame as I was really impressed with the end results as illustrated
> by the Sheboygan application.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Flisch, Alan
> Sent: 17 December 2007 14:48
> To: MapGuide Users Mail List
> Subject: [mapguide-users] another newbie question
> I've managed to install the mapguide server and have the phpdemo up and
> running.  I now want to try to create something using my own data and I'm
> trying to use the Open Source Web Studio tool to create this but really
> getting nowhere.
> I downloaded the world_borders files from here
> http://ioc.unesco.org/Oceanteacher/OceanTeacher2/07_Examples/10_MapGIS/ShapeFiles/vmap0/
> I then created my own feature source and tried to upload the shp file but
> nothing happened.
> Can anyone help?
> Further question...  Assuming I get the above sorted, I presume I just add
> the feature source to a layer and then the layer to a map and it should
> work?
> Any help much appreciated!
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