MapBuilder presentation

Adair, Mike adair at
Mon Sep 25 11:24:20 EDT 2006

Hi All,

At our meeting next week, I will be giving a presentation on MapBuilder.
The abstract is below.  

It is essentially the same presentation that I gave at FOSS4G in
Lausanne, with an update on what was discussed in the WMS Tiling and
AJAX client BOFs (which were very productive!).  The presentation will
be posted online at some point, but for more info on MapBuilder in the
meantime, please see

Mike Adair


MapBuilder is an OSGeo project allowing you to easily add interactive
and dynamic maps to your web site.  This presentation will provide a
high-level introduction to MapBuilder explaining some of the design
concepts, configuration file and how to use it in your web site.  Live
demos of MapBuilder in action will also be shown.

Using MapBuilder, web designers can concentrate on the presentation and
usability in HTML with additional presentation information provided
using CSS and XSL.  The content and style of the maps themselves are
typically defined using Web Map Context documents, with maps served via
WMS, however the modular design framework allows MapBuilder to work with
many other document types (GeoRSS, Google, other OGC web services,
etc.).  MapBuilder also supports rendering of vector graphics (WFS, GML)
and transactional WFS.

MapBuilder implements a framework for dynamic web page content from XML
documents using AJAX.  MapBuilder consists of a JavaScript library that
implements the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern.  These
objects (the model, the view and the controller) are configured using
the MapBuilder configuration file. 

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