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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 18:18:03 EST 2008

Here are some relevant links:
OWS Context: schema and example: http://www.ogcnetwork.net/schemas/owc/
Web Map Context: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wmc

Mike Adair wrote:
> 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.
> Mike
> 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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