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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 18:43:10 EDT 2007

Jody, I think you are confusing Mapbuilder and Openlayers.
Mapbuilder already has very strong support for both WMC and OWS Context 
(our whole design is based around it).
Openlayers still needs to retrofit WMC/OWS Context.

Jody Garnett wrote:
> Darn I was hoping to have a chance to show interop between uDig and 
> MapBuilder on this one ...
> Reminds me I need to send out a code sprint email - you guys should 
> know what you are working on before the code sprint and do as much 
> prep before hand as you can...
> Jody
> Lorenzo Becchi wrote:
>> Great resume Cameron. thanks
>>> * Lorenzo Becchi has an alpha WMC parser in Openlayers [OL]. I'm not 
>>> sure when this is likely to make it into the Openlayers trunk. 
>> Actually I have quite nothing: it is a system to export a WMC from 
>> the WMSManager, but it doesn't allow any import yet.
>> I was expecting to wait until the debate on WMC integration on 
>> OpenLayers would end, but I think it's somehow hanged...
>> I guess (and really hope) that FOSS4G Code Sprint will be the right 
>> place to do the big step with OpenLayers reagarding WMC import/export 
>> and SLD editing. Otherwise I'll have to start again on my own.
>> I'm sure we will face some limits to WMC
>> we started up with a page on OL wiki but it's just a first step:
>> http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Future/MapContext
>> as you can see there are no references yet to KML and to needed 
>> improvements to WMC (ex: layers visibility).
>> If you can help enhancing this page, you are welcome.
>> ciao
>> Lorenzo
>> Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Examples:
>>> (Mostly created by Mike Adair)
>>> http://demo.communitymapbuilder.org/demo/mapbuilder/demo/contextEditor/index.html 
>>> http://demo.communitymapbuilder.org/demo/mapbuilder/demo/OWSExplorer/index.html 
>>> 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
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