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Show Us Map! 45 Minutes to Build Your Own 3D City Map Server with SUAS MapServer 3

The tranditional 2D Web GIS can not satisfy the people, who are toughing new technique everyday. The 2D map has many better features such as rapid speed, non-client and easy to be implemented, but with the fast renovation of hardware and internet, those features have lost their adventage to 3D map. MSN, Google Map have supported 3D online map and many GIS companies have also released many powerful desktop softwares to help the users to update their 2D data or build 3D model based on forehaved 2D data.

Such as ArcView 3D Analyst:

Show Us Map! 30 Minutes to Build Your Own Map Server with SUAS MapServer 3

Have you used Google Map? Are you potty about its amazing and powerful functions? Would you like to have one such map server, even you are not a Giser or just know a little bit of GIS technique.

If you are working in GIS field, and you want to build your map server to deliver your map data, but UMN Map Server is too difficult to install and config, and too complex to use and make you headache. Of course, the UMN Map Server is a nice and strong tools, but you don't wanna wasting time to learn a lot of tutorials before the installation.

Mobile Offline Map Client with Cordova hybrid HTML5

Mobile Offline Map Client, is it necessary? Yes, if you work outside but there is not network or wifi, but you still need WMS to display the map and WFS to edit the feature, offline functionality will help.

After research and inspired by other ideas, /?q=en/node/72475

Then the mobile offline hybrid HTML5 map client is born, frameworks or plugins it used:

1. OpenLayers: Go
2. Sencha-touch: Go

Offline mobile HTML5 map client

Collecting some research for Offline mobile HTML5 map client.

1. Research one

Phonegap + Leaflet + TileMill = Offline Mobile Maps  

Simplify your polyline but keep its form

If you need add a polyline or polygon to draw a country/state shape in Google Map/OSM, maybe you will get performence problem because of the huge collection of points in your polyline.
Then you need this javascript library: Simplify.js


Simple KML: Cocoa parsing library for Keyhole Markup Language(KML)

Simple KML is a simple & lightweight parsing library for KML written in Objective-C for the iOS platform.

It is not meant for drawing, but rather for parsing.
That is, it is up to the developer to turn the data structures returned
by Simple KML into drawing code, be it for annotations in MapKit,
constructs in an external mapping library, drawing paths on a UIImage,
or otherwise.

(T)Android - Driving Direction (Route Path)

The DrivingDirection package ( is
removed since Android SDK 1.1. However, in this article, you will leanr
how to adopt driving direction function in
MapView object without the DrivingDirection package.

Read more:


Get boundary coodinate from Google static map

We can use the following url to create one static google map image:
"" + lat + "," + lng + "&format="
+ format + "&zoom=" + zoom + "&size=" + width + "x" + height + "&key=" + apiKey;

How could know the boundary coordinate information of this image?
What we know:
1. center latitude/longitude point where map centered on
2. map image's total pixel width/height
3. map zoom level.

EPSG:4326(WGS84) WMS in Openlayers and EPSG:900913 Google Map

In SUAS Map Server I used Openlayers to display WMS layers in EPSG:4326 SRS with Google Map, I found the WMS overlays are always be transformed, now i kown the reason. EPSG:4326 != EPSG:900913


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