[webmap-discuss] ka-Map and OpenLayers - WMS-C

Steven M. Ottens steven.ottens at geodan.nl
Tue Jun 27 04:22:01 EDT 2006

I had a quick chat with Schuyler and some others. We discovered that for
a basic demo with just pan and zoom it shouldn't be too difficult. But
when we want to use layer control quite some work needs to be done on
both sides. One solution might be that OL supports WMC/OWSContext so we
can do 'our' thing on the WMC and give it to OL to render it.


Cameron Shorter wrote:
> I'm open to this.  Steven, what do you think?
> Schuyler, would you like to join our Mapbuilder weekly meeting?
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> Schuyler Erle wrote:
>> * On 26-Jun-2006 at 10:05AM EDT, Steven M. Ottens said:
>>> Right now I've designed to fit tiling as much in mapbuilder as
>>> possible.
>>> This means that after the user finishes panning/zooming the tiles are
>>> requested. I would prefer the more dynamic grid approach done by
>>> OpenLayers, but it requires a rewrite of the event model, which
>>> probably
>>> has to happen at some point but now is not the right time I believe.
>> This may sound crazy at first, but why not use OpenLayers directly
>> inside MapBuilder? All an OpenLayers.Map object needs is a div to
>> inhabit, and you can override the default set of controls quite
>> easily. You can also use the single-file build tools to create a
>> stripped-down version that focuses purely on WMS display. I would be
>> interested in exploring this idea further on IRC or on one of the
>> project mailing lists.

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