Web Map Express
Designed specifically for web mapping applications which do not involve extensive spatial analysis
Web Map Express has been designed for public and private sector organisations which require the familiar look of widely-used web mapping services, but which need to be independent of the map data bundled with these services. It offers an extensible and cost effective alternative to commercially available hosted web mapping services, without the requirement to surrender control over cartography and administration.
There are two components to the application: a website, Web Map Express; and a map server, GeognoSIS Express.
How it can be used
The application meets the needs of end-users, application developers, and systems integrators alike. Web Map Express can be used as a complete and interactive mapping application. Alternatively it can be used as a component of a larger web application. A common use of Web Map Express in this latter role is to provide mapping capability to a web site. Visitors to such a web site are provided with a map showing the location of a point of interest against a defined map background. Such a map is generated on demand by passing to Web Map Express a URL with parameters describing the location and representation of the point of interest, and the map view. With Web Map Express, organisations may consume any Web Map Service (WMS) data source. This can include their own mapping data served by Cadcorp’s web map publishing system – GeognoSIS Express – as well as WMS data feeds from other sources.
Web Map Express offers the following capabilities:
|Map window, including watermarking and copyright text display||Key map|
|Coordinate cursor tracking||Line and area measurement|
|Information button||Overlay controls|
|Interactive zoom and pan||Previous and next view|
|Bookmarks to defined locations||URL navigation using parameters|
|Print pages||Ability to add notes|
|Print direct to local printer|
|Generic gazetteer: supporting Access, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle and PostGIS databases||Support for: number/name, street, town and postcode fields|
A systems administrator can configure Web Map Express to specify the following:
|Bookmark names and locations||Gazetteer definitions|
Pen and brush styles
|Pen and brush styles||View scales|
|Watermark and copyright details||Spatial data extent|
|WMS map data sources||Cadcorp Tile Services|