Announcing MapBuilder 1.5 Release Candidate 1
December 24, 2007
The Community MapBuilder team are pleased to announce the release of
mapbuilder-lib 1.5, Release Candidate 1.
This release candidate marks the completion of integration of version
2.5 of the OpenLayers (www.openlayers.org) rendering library.
This, and all future releases of Community MapBuilder will use OL for
the core of map rendering functions.
In addition, Community MapBuilder now supports baselayers from Google
Maps, Microsoft Live Maps, and Yahoo Maps. It also includes rendering
for Google's Keyhole Markup Language (KML).
Map projection is now handled using the Proj4js library for on-the-fly
conversion of point coordinates from one coordinate system to another.
Context/OWSContext now has improved handling of layer IDs, and numerous
internal code improvements have been made.
The examples better reflect the new feature set, and we now allow for a
single-file MapBuilder installation. Mapbuilder clients can simply
include the following line in their code:
And, this will provide them complete functionality from a single URL.
Thanks to all who participated in this release.
MapBuilder is a powerful, standards compliant geographic mapping client which runs in a web browser.
- Browser based mapping client
- Standards compliant, supports the Open Geospatial consortium(OGC) standards
- Renders maps from Web Map Services (WMS), Web Feature Services (WFS), GeoRSS, Google Maps
- Supports editing map features to Transactional Web Feature Services (WFS-T)
- Allows users to build their own maps, then save and share them, using Web Map Context (WMC) and Open Web Services Context
- Easy to use
- Fast and interactive - built using AJAX
- Works with most modern browsers (Firefox 1.0+, Internet Explorer 6.0+, Mozilla 1.3+, Navigator 6+)
- Customisable and easy to extend
- Open source under the LGPL licence
- No plugins required
- ... Feature Matrix