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Use WMS GetCapabilities XML+XSL+Javascript to create simple map client

The Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) includes both a transformation language and a formatting language. Each of these, naturally enough, is an XML application. The transformation language provides elements that define rules for how one XML document is transformed into another XML document.
The transformed XML document may use the markup and DTD of the original document, or it may use a completely different set of elements. In particular, it may use the elements defined by the second part of XSL, the formatting objects.

SUAS MapServer with Mobile Client IV

WMS Tiling Client Recommendation from OSGEO details extensions to and constraints on the OGC WMS 1.1.1 specification for the
purpose of (a) improving the quality and scalability of tiled maps, particularly
on the Web, and (b) making it possible to cache the results of tiled WMS


SUAS MapServer with Mobile Client III

10, WMS Browser
Developed by Tom Vijlbrief, you can download this application from
It is one OGC WMS map browser client with bluetooth and internal GPS support, if you have no GPS, it is a nice WMS client. You could give the WMS GetMap request url and browse the WMS map.


SUAS MapServer with Mobile Client II

3, MapBrowser & MobileMap


SUAS MapServer with Mobile Client I

I assumed that you have some basical Web Map Server knowledge to read this article, some terms I have not explained here to save time.

One year ago I developed MoWMS as my Master Thesis and I began my programming way thanks to the mobile map viewer client for Web Map Server. Programers have always such feeling that you will find your old code very simple and crude after some period of time, yes, I found my old client has many problems in structure and a bad user capability to interact with WMS--it can not load the map from WMS dynamically!


Put Your Map Anywhere with Openlayers IV--Advanced Usage, getFeatureInfo, WFS, GeoRSS

I have described you how to use Openlayers as map brower, but Openlayers is more than a map viewer. In this part, you will know some advanced usage for Openlayers.


GetFeatureInfo request is one quest of WMS, it will tell you what is the attribute of one geometry, which you have clicked to view it's detail on the map. The result of attribute has two forms, one is xml and the other is html. Because our browser will filter the xml tag, we should use html format unless you have your own program to parse the xml request. This is one GetFeatureInfo request URL:

Put Your Map Anywhere with Openlayers III--Use Multi-Maps&Layers

Openlyaers allow you combining several Map servers in onemap viewer.
In part I, I have introduced how to use Google, Yahoo,or Virtual Earth map. If you are the fans of them all, you will never miss such appilcation.


Put Your Map Anywhere with Openlayers II--Interact with Map Server

Part I tells you one easy way to put GoogleMap, VE or other Mapservers in your blog or site, that is not enough for our Gisers. If you have built your own map server by using UMN MapServer or SUAS MapServer, or you have collected some useful WMS servers, Openlayers can help you create map viewer client (please download Openlayers toolkit firstly).


Put Your Map Anywhere with Openlayers I--Display Map

There are a considerable number of WMS/WFS clients, some are open source, some are comercial softwares; some have comprehensive functions and atmpting interface, but complex to config and use, some have succinct interface and simple to control, howerver, they can support only part of functions; some you have paid for them, but they leave much to be desired, some are free, and make you satisfactory; some are programmed by traditional languages C, Vb, PHP, ASP, some are using new techniqure, Ajax, Flash.

Have you found your Mr. Right?


GeaBios - Tiny Flash+Ajax WMS/WFS Client

GeaBios stands for Geo Enabled And Better Internet Oriented Services and it comes from a group of academics from Slovenia. Combined with WebGiS, Flash, Ajax, although the usability could definately be improved, the core WMS/WFS functionality is fantastic and integration with other XML sensor feeds(Population from Eur



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