[OpenLayers-Dev] MapFish uses vector-behavior

Sean Gillies sgillies at frii.com
Thu May 22 18:26:41 EDT 2008

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


You should point this out to the geo-web-rest list when the demo is up
and running again.


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