wiki:BluePrint/GIS/GeoExplorer

Version 1 (modified by Fran Boon, 11 years ago) ( diff )

--

GeoExplorer

Work has started to integrate OpenGeo's GeoExplorer as an alternate/replacement Map Viewing Client.

Why?

  • Good for Users to use consistent tools across applications
  • Good for Developers to be part of a bigger community
  • We want to rewrite to have most of the app in static JavaScript anyway
    • ease contributions from JavaScript developers (who may be put off the Python part)
    • support caching
  • There are some cool features available which we'd like to make use of

Feature Comparison

GeoExplorer has which MVC doesn't ==

  • Save personalised, bookmarkable map views (layers / viewport)
  • Browse for new WMS servers/layers
  • Google Earth 'layer'
  • Legend panel for WMS layers
  • Print support more complete
    • Warning for unsupported layers
  • Implementation of 'group' for different layer folders (can use this for Internal/External feeds)

MVC has which GeoExplorer doesn't ==

  • Internal feature layers (do these as KML?)
  • KML/GeoRSS/GPX layers (use source 'ol'?)
  • Clustering
  • Extra OSM layers (CycleMap, Hillshading, Taiwan, Custom)
  • Extra Google layers (MapMaker)
  • Yahoo layers
  • Potlatch2 integration
  • HTML5 GeoLocation support
  • GeoNames Search
  • Overview map
  • Mouse Pointer: Lat/Lon & MGRS

Issues with GeoExplorer

Outstanding

  • Published maps: geoexplorer/viewer.html#id
    • Doesn't appear to read the config at all!
    • Viewer sends about to geoexplorer/about.html
  • How to edit Title/Abstract(Description)/Contact when saving a map?
  • How to save a WMS Server when saving a Map? ("source":"source78")
  • Not clear when saving whether this is a New map or an Update
    • Should have a 'Save As' option
  • No Mouse wheel to zoom
  • scaleLinePanel ugly: remove the Scale Chooser?
  • Layer-Switcher in Embedded View not as nice...why different UI (just that we have less space not a reason since we can collapse mini)
  • Currently has issues with GeoExt 1.0 ('j is null')
  • Not tried updating to latest GXP version from GitHub yet

Fixed


GIS BluePrints

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.