[Mapserver-dev] About extending mapserver...

Sean Gillies sgillies at frii.com
Wed Aug 27 09:19:58 EDT 2003

On Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at 02:41  AM, Attila Csipa wrote:

>> Could you put together a more detailed description of what
>> you're working on, it's benefits and so on and send it to the 
>> developer
>> list?
> I have a question concerning an extension to mapserver. My current 
> project
> involves creating a versatile java database extender (called JADE), 
> which can
> wrap just about any function or translation between an application and 
> a sql
> database. As I mentioned above, this project is in java, however that 
> does
> not mean it cannot be linked to other non-java applications (such as
> mapserver). How does this work ? Mapservers sees JADE as just another 
> opengis
> implementing database and passes the appropriate sql queries.

The best use (IMO) would be to write a JADE server that provides a 
interface to arbitrary RDBMS.

MapServer -- HTTP --> JADE Server --- HTTP ---> RDBMS

Like you said, we can treat JADE as if it is a PostGIS database, yes?

>  ...


Sean Gillies
sgillies at frii dot com

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