[mapguide-users] Mapguide OpenSource and DWF files

rithika rithika279 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 21:50:47 EST 2009

I figured out how to add .dwf file data to create WebLayout using Autodesk
Mapguide Studio and then displayed it using dwfviewersample.jsp. I am trying
out the examples in jsp. Here are the details of what I wish to do using

Each .dwf file is a floor plan with rooms and layers containing room details
like department, category, contacts, etc. I want to open up a room from the
drawing, change room properties (like category or contacts) and save it to
the database and see the changes immediately in the floor plan. That is why,
I chose Mapguide instead of DWF Viewer (which would need publishing to see
the changes). 

Currently, I have the Drawing Identifier field (that links to the object ID
in the .dwf file) along with the other room properties in each row of the
Rooms table. I am not sure what exactly should be in the database for this
to work with mapguide and if I need to generate shape or sdf files.

As I mentioned, I am trying out the samples provided in the documentation.
It would be very helpful if some one can guide me through the steps to
develop this using mapguide at high level so that I can get started.

Thank you,

rithika wrote:
> Thank you. What I would like to do is to be able to change text /
> highlight colors of different objects in the dwf file based on the
> database query. I have tried embedding dwf in jsp page, but I am unable to
> add / change text of the objects. I read that Mapguide is more flexible
> and would allow me to change object properties. Hence, I have started
> looking into Mapguide. 
> Can you please inform if this is possible with Mapguide?
> Thank you again,
> Rithika
> Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S wrote:
>> If you have the DWF, you have no need for MapGuide or Studio.
>> You can simply embed the file in the page:
>> http://dwf.blogs.com/beyond_the_paper/2006/05/how_do_i_embed_.html
>> Regards, Kenneth Skovhede, GEOGRAF A/S
>> rithika skrev:
>>> Hello,
>>> I am a new user of Mapguide and had a question about how to display a
>>> .dwf
>>> file using jsp in Mapguide.
>>> Based on the sample:
>>>     String webLayout =
>>> "Library://Samples/Sheboygan/Layouts/SheboyganJsp.WebLayout";
>>> <frame src="../mapviewerjava/dwfviewer.jsp?SESSION=<%= sessionId
>>> %>&WEBLAYOUT=<%= webLayout %>" name="ViewerFrame">
>>> If I have test.dwf, I wanted to find out how to display the file in the
>>> browser using dwfviewer.
>>> I have seen links like:
>>> http://n2.nabble.com/Displaying-DWF-Files-td1815210.html#a1815210
>>> http://www.mail-archive.com/mapguide-users@lists.osgeo.org/msg05049.html
>>> I am not clear if I need mapguide studio to convert dwf file to web
>>> layout
>>> or if I can just copy the .dwf file and use it as a paramater.
>>> I am a beginner and our company is looking into different options of
>>> displaying .dwf files in a browser and highlight various objects in the
>>> dwf
>>> based on the search criteria.
>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Rithika
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