[Webmap-discuss] GeoMoose vs. OpenLayers for specific project (Was Re: [mapserver-users] Advice for MapServer project)

Mike Adair madair at dmsolutions.ca
Wed Feb 27 09:13:48 EST 2008

That would be a Web Map Context document which is an OGC standard (v1.0 
and 1.1) and specifies which individual WMS layers make up a map (WMS 
only).  There is also an experimental OWSContext (not a standard yet) 
which adds WFS, GML, and various other layer types into the mix.  
Context documents allow for sharing of a 'map' in a specific state 
(bbox, layers on/off, etc.) between systems.


Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:19:47PM +1100, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Christopher Schmidt wrote:
>>>>> One last item, is that GeoMoose the interface is initiaqlized from a XML 
>>>>> file, a MAPBOOK, so setting up business specific interfaces is very 
>>>>> easy.  
>>> I'll admit that OpenLayers eschews non-standard XML-based configuration,
>>> tending instead towards standards like WMC for configuration via XML.
>>> Mostly, howeveer, it's true that OpenLayers expects users to configure
>>> their application via Javascript. MapBuilder is the tool to use if
>>> XML-based configuration is really your thing, and you're interested in
>>> OpenLayers: It's all done via some XML document that is being
>>> standardized as they build it or something, as far as I understand it.    
>> Yes, Mapbuilder (which builds upon Openlayers) has a config.xml file 
>> which is probably similar to MAPBOOK. It describes widgets, models and 
>> tools in a Web Page.
> Hm, but it also has an XML file for describing the layers, which is
> based on some kind of standard, no? (I mean, I'm pretty sure it's XML,
> and it's not mentioned here, so I think it's also possibly a standard-y
> thing.)
> Regards,

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