[OpenLayers-Dev] MapFish uses vector-behavior

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Thu May 22 09:29:25 EDT 2008

Very nice work!

On 22-May-08, at 9:01 AM, Eric Lemoine wrote:

> Hello
> Just to let you know what we've been up to with MapFish and the
> OpenLayers vector behavior work.
> <http://dev.mapfish.org/sandbox/camptocamp/MapFishUnhcr/client/examples/editing/editingPanel.html 
> >
> We've built a feature editing widget that works both in online and  
> offline mode.
> When online, features are read from and written to our MapFish REST
> service. When offline, features are read from and written to
> GoogleGears. Thanks to the protocol abstraction the feature editing
> panel and the vector layer aren't aware of the specific underlying
> protocol - the offline module just switches the protocol without
> letting them know.
> The offline module is also responsible for doing the sync, when going
> offline all the features of the current extent are copied into
> GoogleGears. When going back online, the features from GoogleGears are
> transferred to our REST service.
> Again thanks to the protocol abstraction, various protocols can be
> used for the editable layers. For example, one layer of the feature
> editing panel can be configured with the MapFish protocol and an other
> with the WFS protocol.
> We're gradually including this work in MapFish trunk.
> Thanks,
> PS: this page is just an example, the js isn't minified/compressed,
> hence the slow loading time.
> --
> Eric
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    Paul Spencer
    Chief Technology Officer
    DM Solutions Group Inc

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