[OSGeo-Standards] Re: OpenLayers WMS Context++

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 20:04:50 EDT 2007

As part of the OWS 5 testbed a few of us have signed up to add KML 3 
support to Mapbuilder, Openlayers and Mapbender.
KML3 has not been fully speced out yet, but is rumored to be a merging 
of OWS Context and KML2.
There has been discussion on the OpenLayers list to do much of the 
development in Openlayers and then for Mapbuilder/Mapbender to gain the 
functionality by using the OpenLayers engine.

On the current WMC and OWS Context front.
* Mapbuilder reads both WMC and OWS Context. Exporting Context from 
Mapbuilder is a trivial exercise and there is already a save Context option.
* Mapbuilder has supported WMC since the project started, and OWS 
Context for a year or 2.
* Lorenzo Becchi has an alpha WMC parser in Openlayers. I'm not sure 
when this is likely to make it into the Openlayers trunk.

(Mostly created by Mike Adair)

I'm currently extending these demos to support Catalog search as well.

Jody Garnett wrote:
> Hi Cameron (and list)
> I understand Cameron that you are adding WMS Context (and a few vendor 
> specific extensions?) to OpenLayer based on some MapBuilder code. Do 
> you have documentation on what you are up to? Or a sample schema and 
> file? I would love to refresh the uDig context document support and be 
> able to swap scenes with MapBuilder.
> I assumed you guys looked at OWS Context as well?
> Jody

Cameron Shorter
Systems Architect, http://lisasoft.com.au
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