[mapserver-dev] New demo proposal...

Kralidis,Tom [Burlington] Tom.Kralidis at ec.gc.ca
Thu May 15 11:11:30 EDT 2008

Steve: I think this is a good start.  Awhile back we talked of merging
the various demos into the OSGeo i/f (trac, svn).  Much of the OGC
workshop can feed the applicable bits in your TOC.  How do you see the
various demos working together (how modular or integrated)?


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> [mailto:mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Steve Lime
> Sent: 14 May, 2008 9:29 PM
> To: mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: [mapserver-dev] New demo proposal...
> Hi all: I'm working on a new demo or more accurately a series 
> of demos. My thought is to extend the DNR test suite concept 
> which attempts to show off functionality and configuration 
> through a series of focused examples as opposed to a single 
> monolithic demo. The demos would be organized topically 
> (labeling, cartography, data formats, etc...) and could be 
> added to over time. A couple of other projects I checked out 
> use similar strategies. All examples would have browsable 
> mapfiles etc... and a choice few could be downloadable 
> individually in an archive format.
> This could easily be expanded to as necessary and could serve 
> as live examples for tutorials, the downloadable manual Jeff 
> is working on and even the syntax manuals where is makes 
> sense. This could also be home to speed test cases and other 
> regression tests.
> I'm thinking this would be hosted someplace, not sure where. 
> OSGeo servers maybe? Not sure about a data source yet either. 
> The Grass Spearfish data might work but I doubt it would 
> cover all the use cases we need although special formats and 
> derived products could created from it.
> I've attached demo table of contents as a starting point. 
> Please let me know what you think...
> Steve

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