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A.2 Free & client serverside

Free Web Mapping Application with Integrated Server Component

A.2.1 CartoWeb

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name CartoWeb
URL
   Home http://cartoweb.org
   Documentation http://cartoweb.org/documentation.html
   Download http://cartoweb.org/downloads.html
   Live Demo http://cartoweb.org/demo.html
Current version 3.3.0
Last update August 31, 2006
License GNU GPL
Developed by Camptocamp SA, Switzerland
Short Description CartoWeb is a comprehensive web mapping application for creating specialized or more extensive applications. Use as SOAP Web Service is also possible.
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language PHP 5
Prerequisites Webserver (recommended: Apache)
PHP 5.0.3+
UMN MapServer 4.4+ and PHP/MapScript
PostgreSQL/PostGIS (optional)
Supported browser compatible with: Mozilla 1.7+, Firefox 1.07+, IE 6+, Safari 1.3.2+
incompatible with Opera, IE 5 (Mac), Konqueror
Where applicable, integration with other software based on UMN MapServer
3. Community
Revision Administration CVS (cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@dev.camptocamp.com:/var/lib/cvs/ public co cartoweb3)
Mailing Lists (URL) http://cartoweb.org/contact.html
Developer ML
   Mails per month116
   Total number of active developers212
User ML
   Mails per months180
   Total users per month286
Commercial support k. A.
4. Documentation
For installation/development/operation (suggestions, tutorials, URL) very good and comprehensive (250 pages), user manual und developer manual (incl. installation instructions); Workshop: GettingStarted + Materials
5. Usability
All analysis is based on demo: http://cartoweb.org/demos/demoCS.php
Usability - General Impression seems quite static, conspicuous updating of map, overview map and legend after each change; 'Loading' message requires a lot of patience

Main map

adjustable map size (via Combobox), current coordinates of control panel on map edge
Overview map fixed zoom level, hence no centering required; sections can only be moved by clicking
Layer overview combined with a legend; can be de/activated with check boxes; thematically grouped and collapsible; a lot of information: risk of interleaving; update button needs to be pressed after change has been made
Legend combined with layer display; collapsible, disadvantage: appears very interleaved, cumbersome to open all legend components with corresponding loss of orientation, in part not always clear what is layer and what is legend only
Scale bar bar below map, additional scale menu field
Toolbar usual functions, noticeable: drawing tools
Zoom bar -
Pan navigation panel on map edge
General zooming max/min zoom level can only be seen on scale Combobox bar, zoom magnifier remains active
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mousewheel -
Zooming with zoom box yes (also possible by holding down Shift-key; colorful underlay of pulled-out area)
General panning unhindered smooth panning with Drag&Drop; also gradually by using navigation arrows
Zooming/panning with keyboard -
Tiling -
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on demo: http://cartoweb.org/demos/demoCS.php
Analysis function distance, area and drawing functions, queries
Search function -
Help function -
Print function very good: implemented as pdf export, with formatting settings, title, description, legend position and reference map
7. Notes
-
8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo

A.2.2 Chameleon

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name Chameleon
URL
   Home http://chameleon.maptools.org
   Documentation http://chameleon.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=docs.html
   Download http://chameleon.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=downloads.html
   Live Demo http://www.mapsherpa.com/hawaii
Current version 2.4.1
Last update September 6, 2006
License X11-Style
Developed by DM Solutions Group, Canada
Short Description Chameleon is a shared, comprehensivly configurable PHP environment for the development of web mapping applications. It is based on the OGC standards for web mapping services (WMS) and WMT Viewer Contexts. Chameleon allows for a quick generation of new applications by way of prepared widgets.The system can be expanded by several widgets.
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language PHP
Prerequisites PHP 4.3.x+
UMN MapServer 4.0+ and PHP/MapScript
Supported browser k. A.
Where applicable, integration with other software basiert auf UMN MapServer
3. Community
Revision Administration CVS (http://chameleon.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=cvs.html)
Mailing lists (URL) only one ML for users and developers: http://chameleon.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=mailinglist.html
Developer ML
   Mails per month1-
   Total number of active developers2-
User ML
   Mails per month151
   Total number of active users263
Commercial support DM Solutions Group, Canada
4. Documentation
For installation/development/operation (suggestions, tutorials, URL) DeveloperGuide, InstallationsGuide, JavaScriptAPI, Widgets Documentation - very comprehensive, with examples
5. Usability
All analysis is based on demo http://www.mapsherpa.com/hawaii
Usability - General Impression mouse cursor does not reflect selected functions - irritating; no feedback on load time status during updating; limit-less zoom depth is irritating; pre-defined map areas can be selected; easy-to-see layer display, manual updating only

Main map

map size can be set via menu field, pre-defined map sections
Overview map fixed zoom level, hence centering is not possible; section can be moved only by click
Layer overview can be de/activated with check boxes; thematically grouped; after change has been made, need to press update button; not collapsible: very long list requires a lot of scrolling
Legend opens in pop-up window, static map elements only; dynamic map elements are shown on layer list
Scale bar Bar is located below the map
Toolbar well-defined, partly divided with hyphens, adjoining explanations are redundant; buttons: zoomIn/Out, Pan, Reset, Distance function, Update, Legend, QuickView; noticeable: zoom factor
Zoom Bar -
Pan Bar at map edge
General zooming limitless max/min zoom levels; missing zoom depth orientation; adjustable zoom factor
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mousewheel -
Zooming with zoom box yes (with zoom-in tool)
General panning unhindered smooth panning with Drag&Drop; also gradually via navigation arrows
Zooming/panning with keyboard -
Tiling -
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on demo http://www.mapsherpa.com/hawaii
Analysis function Distance function
Search function -
Help function -
Print function very good: implemented as pdf export, with formatting settings, title, description, legend position and reference map
7. Notes
numerous PlugIns (Widgets) available; easy to program own widgets
8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo

A.2.3 iGeoPortal

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name deegree iGeoPortal
URL
   Home http://deegree.org
   Documentation http://deegree.org/downloads/releases/igeoportal_std/deegree-igeoportal-std_v2pre1_doc.pdf
   Download http://deegree.org/deegree/portal/media-type/html/user/anon/page/default.psml/js_pane/download
   Live Demo http://geoportal.wuppertal.de
Current version 1.2.1 (stable)
Last update September 15, 2005
License GNU LGPL (amended, 2007-11-15)
Developed by lat/lon, Bonn
Short Description iGeoPortal is a browser-based client that builds on WMS, WFS and Proxy Service services; it is primarily used for driving the WMS. iGeoPortal is the client portal component from the degree project.
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language PHP
Prerequisites Java 1.5.x
Tomcat 5.5.x
Supported browser Mozilla/Firefox; IE
Where applicable, integration with other software -
3. Community
Revision Administration SVN (http://wald.intevation.org/projects/deegree/)
Mailing Lists (URL) iGeoPortal community does not exist - only general degree user and developer ML:
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/deegree-users
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/deegree-devel
Developer ML
   Mails per month149
   Total number of active users2202
User ML
   Mails per month192
   Total number of active users2106
Commercial support lat/lon, Bonn
4. Documentation
for installation/development/operation (suggestions, tutorials, URL) as well as new (v2) and old documentation available in pdf; brief installation instructions only; comprehensive configuration section, URLnur kurze Installationsanleitung; umfangreicher Konfigurationsteil, URL see above
5. Usability
All analysis is based on demo http://geoportal.wuppertal.de
Usability - General Impression on the whole easy-to-understand and well-arranged, relatively long map load time, message Map is updating requires patience, especially during panning (inacceptable); unlimited zoom depth is irritating.

Main map

many map themes can be selected
Overview map fixed zoom level, hence no centering required; section can only be moved by clicking; does not adjust to style of main map
Layer overview thematically grouped (with the help of tabs and Combobox; after making changes a manual updating of map is required; layer sequence can be changed, possible to select a layer
Legend comprehensive; depends on chosen map and theme list; legend, layer and maps should be displayed together
Scale bar -
Toolbar clear, divided by hyphens; update buttons cumbersome; convenient way of adding new WMS services, data download for registered usersr
Zoom bar -
Pan navigation panel on map edge
General zooming unlimited zoom-in, missing zoom depth orientation
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mousewheel -
Zooming with zoom box yes (with zoom-In tool)
General panning unhindered smooth panning with Drag&Drop; also gradually using navigation arrows
Zooming/panning with keyboard -
Tiling -
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on demo http://geoportal.wuppertal.de
Analysis function queries (have to choose from theme list)
Search function city district/accomodation searches: 2 Comboboxes, must confirm;street search: at least three characters, confirm entry, street/house numbers meeting this criteria are shown in combobox, final selection must be confirmed with extra button - not very user friendly!
Help function comprehensive user help topics can be retrieved from new browser window
Print function for printing current map section with accompanying legend is opened in browser window
7. Notes
iGeoPortal can be expanded as needed; at this time following module is available:
map (supports WMS, WMC and own maps), download (data as GML or Shapefile), gazetteer (supports spatial research), security (integration of deegree iGeoSecurity is possible), catalogue (access to meta dates through Catalogue Service)
8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo

A.2.4 ka-Map

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name ka-Map
URL
   Home http://ka-map.maptools.org
   Documentation http://ka-map.ominiverdi.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
   Download http://ka-map.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=downloads.html
   Live Demo http://ka-map.ominiverdi.org/wiki/index.php/Links_to_some_ka-Map_applications
Current version 1.0
Last Update February 5, 2007
License MIT
Developed by DM Solutions Group, Canada
Short Description Ka-Map intends to provide a JavaScript API for the development of highly interactive web mapping interfaces.
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language JavaScript, PHP
Prerequisites UMN MapServer und PHP/MapScript
Supported browser Mozilla/Firefox 1.0+; IE 6; Safari; Opera 7+; Netscape 7+; Epiphany
Where applicable, integration with other software based on UMN MapServer
3. Community
Revision Administration CVS (http://ka-map.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=cvs.html)
Mailing Lists (URL) http://ka-map.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=mailinglist.html
Developer ML
   Mails per month111
   Total number of active developers27
User ML
   Mails per month196
   Total number of active users2121
Commercial support DM Solutions Group, Canada
4. Documentation
for installation/development/operation (Suggestions, tutorials, URL) comprehensive (good start with map server settings etc., Overlay API, User guide (!) and developer documentation); installation instruction in the readme.txt in installation folder
5. Usability
All analysis is based on the current CVS(!) demo: http://www.ominiverdi.org/ka-map/ka-map/htdocs/
Usability - General Impression comprehensive toolbar; GUI well laid out; comfortable panning; missing zoom depth orientation

Main Map

map size dynamically adjusts to size of browser window
Overview map fixed zoom level, hence centering is not possible; section can be moved with Drag&Drop, main map is updated after release
Layer overview combined with legend; can be deactivated with check boxes; adjustable layer sequence and transparency; thematically grouped and collapsible; a lot of information: interleaving danger
Legend combined with layer display, pulled up by a tab
Scale bar bar is semi-transparent and integrated into map; additionally - scale menu field
Toolbar comprehensive; usual functions, noticeable: send-this-view-to-a-friend button
Zoom bar -
Pan navigation panel -
General Zooming appropriate zoom buttons are deactivated at max-/min levels; total of 5 zooming tools (zoomIn, zoomBox, zoomOut, zoomReset, Scale menu field);
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mousewheel yes
Zooming with zoom box yes (with extra zoom tool; colored underlay of pulled-out area)
General panning unhindered, smooth panning with Drag&Drop; no navigation arrows; sometimes iritating delays during reloading of tiles
Zooming/panning with keyboard -
Tiling ja
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on the current CVS(!) demo: http://www.ominiverdi.org/ka-map/ka-map/htdocs/
Analysis function and Queries
Search function and country search
Help function short, semi-transparent instructions with icons and explanation on top of the map, well implemented
Print function can be saved in various formats: pdf, png, jpg, gif, geotiff; with legend and scale
7. Notes
AJAX u. MapServer settings for ka-Map:
http://www.xml.com/lpt/a/1606
8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo

A 2.5 Mapbender

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name Mapbender
URL
   Home http://www.mapbender.org
   Documentation see Home
   Download http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Download_Mapbender
   Live Demo http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Mapbender_Gallery
Current version 2.4.1
Last update March 23, 2007
License GNU GPL
Developed by WhereGroup, Bonn
Short Description Mapbender is a web-based GIS frontend implemented as PHP-based environment for the OGC-WMS/WFS conforming management of display, maintenance, navigation and queries.
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language PHP
Prerequisites Webserver (Apache, MS IIS)
PHP
database (MySQL or PostgreSQL)
Supported browser Mozilla/Firefox 1.x+, IE 6+
Where applicable, integration with other software -
3. Community
Revision Administration SVN (http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/SVN)
Mailing Lists (URL) http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Mapbender_Mailing_Lists
Developers ML
   Mails per month155
   Total number of active developers246
User ML
   Mails per month1107
   Total number of active users298
Commercial support WhereGroup, Bonn
4. Documentation
for installation/development/operation (suggestions, tutorials, URL) very good installation manual (http://www.mapbender.org/index.php/Installation_de, german); general info for users; available in Englisch, German)
5. Usability
All analysis is based on demo http://www.mainz.de/mainzextern/geografischeinformationen/index.htm
Usability - General impression quick load time even without AJAX; many functions; missing zoom depth orientation; layer overview minimizable - easy-to-see

Main map

any map size can be set via Drag&Drop
Overview map unchanging zoom level, as a result no centering required; section can only be moved by click, pull out of new area possible
Layer overview thematically grouped and completely minimizable; layers are collapsible and can be de/activated with through check boxes
Legend legend button opens another window containing a lot of additional information; disadvantage: cumbersome and convoluted
Scale bar Bar is integrated into map (no transparency); additional scale menu field and editable scale text field exist
Toolbar very extensive; noticeable: determine new centre of picture, show coordinates (activate with click under the map), sign off (automatically after 15 minutes), street search, enter coordinates
Zoom bar -
Pan navigation panel on map edge
General zooming Zoom-In/Out tools remain visually active at max/min level (function is deactivated); Zoom Reset; Zoom History (previous, next)
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mousewheel -
Zooming with zoom box yes (with extra zoom box tool)
General panning unhindered smooth panning via Drag&Drop; also gradually using navigation arrows
Zooming/panning with Keyboard -
Tiling -
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on demo http://www.mainz.de/mainzextern/geografischeinformationen/index.htm
Analysis function Queries, measurement function, coordinates pad
Search function Street search
Help function Operating suggestions page, tool tips
Printing function generates HTML; with title, date, scale, description
7. Notes
Geo CMS
Security Management
quick map assembly through PNG-Interlacing
8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo

A.2.6 Mapbuilder

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name Mapbuilder
URL
   Home http://communitymapbuilder.org
   Documentation http://communitymapbuilder.org/display/MAP/User+Guide
   Download http://communitymapbuilder.org/display/MAP/Downloads
   Live Demo http://communitymapbuilder.org/display/MAP/Examples
Current version 1.0.1
Last update July 19, 2006
License GNU LGPL
Developed by OSGeo
Short Description Mapbuilder is an AJAX, web-based map client for the WMS and transactional WFS (WFS-T) OGC services. The modular design permits the installation of own widgets.
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language JavaScript, XML
Prerequisites Apache/PHP oder Tomcat
Supported browser Firefox 1.0+, Internet Explorer 6.0+, Mozilla 1.3+, Navigator 6+
Incompatible with: IE 5.5, Safari, Netscape 4
Where applicable, integration with other software -
3. Community
Revision Adminstration SVN (http://communitymapbuilder.org/display/MAP/SVN+Repository)
Mailing Lists (URL) http://ka-map.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=mailinglist.html
Developer ML
   Mails per month1120
   Total number of active developers247
Anwender-ML
   Mails per month165
   Total number of active users278
Commercial support Contact through developer ML
4. Documentation
for installation/development/operation (suggestions, tutorials, URL) well structured user guide, succinctly written; installation: http://communitymapbuilder.org/display/MAP/Installing+MapBuilder; tutorials and QuickStart see link under (1)

5. Usability
All analysis is based on demo http://geoservices.cgdi.ca/mapbuilder/demo/Demis/index.html
Usability - General Impression well laid out and self-explanatory; noticeable feature: 'Back' and 'Forward' buttons; no feedback on load time status during updating, max/min zoom depth not defined (at sufficiently wide zoom both result in error messages)

Main map

active panel position in degrees, minutes and seconds at map edge
Overview map -
Layer overview can be de/activated with check boxes (see Time Series Demo http://geoservices.cgdi.ca/mapbuilder/demo/timeSeries/index.html)
Legend -
Scale bar only editable scale text field is available
Toolbar usual functions, noticeable(1): Zoom History (stores recently retrieved map sections); noticeable(2): area of interest funktion (exact function unclear - could not be tested in demo)
Zoom bar -
Pan navigation panel -
General zooming maximum zoom level only recognizeable in scale text field (Value '0'), WMS error message with additional zoom-in; minimum zoom level not defined, map disappears with sufficiently high zoom-out, followed by WMS error message - Zoom magnifier still active
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mousewheel -
Zooming with zoom box yes (also possible by pressing Shift-key; colored underlay of pulled-out area)
General panning unhindered, smooth panning per Drag&Drop; no navigation arrows
Zooming/panning with keyboard -
Tiling -
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on demo http://geoservices.cgdi.ca/mapbuilder/demo/Demis/index.html
Analysis function 'area of interest' funktion (see toolbar)
Search function -
Help function -
Print function -
7. Notes
uses AJAX
ModelViewController design pattern
Draws maps of WMS, WFS, GeoRSS und Google Maps
supports Web Map Context (WMC) and Open Web Services Context
SVG/VML rendering as of version 1.5
8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo

A.2.7 MapGuide Open Source

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name MapGuide Open Source
URL
   Home https://mapguide.osgeo.org
   Documentation https://mapguide.osgeo.org/documentation.html
   Download https://mapguide.osgeo.org/downloads.html
   Live Demo https://mapguide.osgeo.org/livegallery.html
Current Version 1.1.0
Last update 2006-12-09
License GNU LGPL
Developed by Autodesk, USA; now: OSGeo
Short Description MapGuide Open Source is a web mapping platform for the development and use of spatially-referenced application.
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language PHP, for application development .NET oder Java are also possible
Prereqisites MapGuide Server (Linux or Windows)
Webserver (Apache or MS IIS)
Application Development (PHP 5.0.5+; .NET Framework 2.0 (optional); Java JDK 5.0 and Tomcat Servlet engine version 5.5.12 (optional)
PROJ.4
Supported Browser Mozilla Firefox, IE, Safari
Where applicable, integration with other software -
3. Community
Revision Administration SVN (https://mapguide.osgeo.org/subversionconfig.html)
Mailing Lists (URL) dev (http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/mapguide-internals)
user (http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/mapguide-users)
Developer ML
   Mails per month1168
   Total number of active developers242
User ML
   Mails per month1527
   Total number of active users2297
Commercial support Autodesk, USA
4. Documentation
For installation/development/operation (suggestions, tutorials, URL) extensive documentation and installation manual, GettingStarted manual very good; URL at (1)

5. Usability
All analysis is based on demo http://data.mapguide.com/mapguide/phpviewersample/ajaxtiledviewersample.php
Usability - General impression dynamic zoom bar; well-arranged layout; status bar with coordinates and scale; mouse cursor does not reflect selected functions - irritating

Main map

map size adjusted dynamically to browser window
Overview map -
Layer Overview combined with legend; can be de/activated through check boxes; thematically divided and collapsible
Legend -
Scale bar only scale value shown in status bar
Toolbar commonly-used functions (ZoomIn/Out, Zoom box, Pan, Queries, Delete and Print function); noticeable: Zoom menu with history buttons (previous, next) and Reset, as well as extensive Buffer function
Zoom bar ability to freely place on map(!), together with pan navigation
Pan navigation panel integrated below zoom bar
General zooming good zoom depth orientation with zoom bar; no deactivation of zoom buttons at maximum zoom level
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mouse wheel -
Zooming per zoom box yes (with extra zoom box tool; also possible with held-down Shift-key; color shading of selected area)
General panning unhindered smooth panning with Drag&Drop; in addition gradually via navigation arrows of zoom bar
Zooming/panning with keyboard -
Tiling ja
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on demo http://data.mapguide.com/mapguide/phpviewersample/ajaxtiledviewersample.php
Analysis function queries, Delete function, Are function
Search function Address and Owner
Help function -
Print function optional addition of legends, titles, north arrow; opens as HTML in pop-up; good implementation
7. Notes
uses own XML data base structure
2 viewers: AJAX and DWF (vector-based, only for Win, PlugIn required)
commercial-proprietary version: Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2007
fitting Authoring Tool MapGuide Studio in MapGuide Web Server Extensions
put under GNU LGPL by Autodesk in November 2005
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/66808
8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo

A.2.8 MappingWidgets

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name MappingWidgets
URL
   Home http://mappingwidgets.sourceforge.net
   Documentation http://mappingwidgets.sourceforge.net/manual
   Download http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=130528
   Live-Demo http://mappingwidgets.sourceforge.net/demo/mapserver
Current version 0.3.1
Last update March 17, 2006
License GNU GPL
Developed by k. A.
Short Description A map widget (Zoom, Pan, Information etc.) for simple OGC WMS clients. PHP Smarty expanded with corresponding plugins.
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language PHP, JavaScript
Prerequisites Smarty (PHP template framework)
UMN Mapserver and PHP/MapScript (optional)
Supported browser k. A.
Where applicable, integration with other software based on UMN MapServer (optional)
3. Community
Revision Administration SVN (http://sourceforge.net/svn/?group_id=130528)
Mailing Lists (URL) -
Developer ML
   Mails per month1-
   Total number of active developers2-
User ML
   Mails per month1-
   Total number of active userss2-
Commercial support k. A.
4. Documentation
For installation/development/operation (suggestions, tutorials, URL) Installation, Usage, Design - very short and brief, missing examples, not very helpful; URL under (1)

5. Usability
All analysis is based on demo http://mappingwidgets.sourceforge.net/demo/mapserver
Usability - General impression no feedback on load time status during updating; panning only with Drag&Drop; limitless max/min zoom depth is irritating; noticeable: zoom history buttons

Main map

simple; map size cannot be changed
Overview map -
Layer overview -
Legend scroll bar, thematically grouped
Scale bar -
Toolbar usual functions (ZoomIn/Out, Pan, Queries, Distance function); noticeable: Zoom History buttons (first, previous, next, last)
Zoom bar -
Pan navigation panel -
General zooming infinite max/min zoom depth; missing zoom depth orientation
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mousewheel -
Zooming with zoom box yes (with ZoomIn tool; colorful underlay of pulled-out area)
General panning unhindered smooth panning with Drag&Drop; no navigation arrows
Zooming/panning with keyboard -
Tiling -
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on demo http://mappingwidgets.sourceforge.net/demo/mapserver
Analysis function queries, distance function
Search function -
Help function -
Print function -
7. Notes
module for CMS >>Drupal<< possible
8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo

A.2.9 p.mapper

As of: May 15, 2007

1. General

Name p.mapper
URL
   Home http://www.pmapper.net
   Documentation http://www.pmapper.net/documentation.shtml
   Download http://www.pmapper.net/download.shtml
   Live Demo http://www.pmapper.net/demo.shtml
Current version 3.0.1 (stable)
Last update December 30, 2006
License GNU GPL
Developed by Armin Burger
Short Description P.mapper is a Free map server template system which is implemented with PhPMap Script, and offers an attractive user interface
2. System
Architecture client-serverside
Programming language PHP
Prerequisites UMN MapServer and PHP/MapScript
Supported browser Mozilla/Firefox 1.x+; IE 5/6; Opera 6.+: Netscape 6.1+
Where applicable, integration with other software based on UMN MapServer
3. Community
Revision Administration SVN (http://www.pmapper.net/download.shtml)
Mailing Lists (URL) https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/pmapper-users
Developer ML
   Mails per month1-
   Total number of active developers2-
User ML
   Mails per month182
   Total number of active users261
commercial support u. a. Intevation GmbH, Osnabr´┐Żck
4. Documentation
for installation/development/operation (suggestions, tutorials, URL) Quick Install instruction and user manual; URL unter (1)
5. Usability
All analysis is based on demo http://www.pmapper.net/demo.shtml (medium)
Usability - General Imperession long load times, no AJAX supported panning; many functions; fast zoom action (subjective impression) through continuous zooming effect; demo only retrievable in pop-up window

Main map

map size adjusts to browser window
Overview map fixed zoom level, no centering required; section can be moved with Drag&Drop or mouse click
Layer overview combined with legend; can be de/activated with check boxes; thematically grouped and collapsible
Legend combined with layer display
Scale bar Bar integrated into map; additional editable scale text field also available
Toolbar comprehensive; noticeable: add location (set marker); download; select (multiple queries, note combobox menu under map, auto identify (=Infoabfrage)
Zoom bar yes (remarkable: continuous zooming with slider, ie. on-the-fly scaling of map; enables good zoom depth orientation)
Pan navigation panel -
General zooming maximum zoom level '1:0' does not make sense; ZoomIn/Out tool remains active at max/min level; Zoom Reset; Zoom History (previous, next)
Zooming with double-click -
Zooming with mousewheel yes (as of v3.1)
Zooming with zoom box yes (with ZoomIn tool; also by holding down Shift-key; colorful underlay of pulled-out area)
General panning unhindered smooth panning with Drag&Drop; no navigation arrows
Zooming/panning with keyboard yes
Tiling -
6. Other Features
All analysis is based on demo http://www.pmapper.net/demo.shtml (medium)
Analysis function queries, distance measurements, add location
Search function country and city search
Help function -
Print function HTML and PDF formats possible; with reference map, legend and scale
7. Notes
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8. Screenshot
of analyzed demo


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