Management

FLASH Open-Source Web Mapping Unveiled

1 Apr, 2006 By: Amy Stankiewicz


Autodesk has introduced the new version of MapGuide Open Source (Web mapping software originally known as MapServer Enterprise) and has made it available on the MapGuide Open Source Web site hosted by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (http://mapguide.osgeo.org).

MapGuide Open Source is free software that allows users to develop and distribute spatial and design data over the Internet. Autodesk plans to offer a commercial version known as Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2007 later in 2006. Moving forward, MapGuide Open Source will be an Open Source Geospatial Foundation project.

The new MapGuide Open Source project site provides software developers with software downloads, a framework for code contributions and bug reporting, and discussion forums. MapGuide Open Source also offers the option to auto-install and configure the Apache HTTP server, PHP scripting language, and Tomcat, the Apache servlet engine. It works with the latest PHP, .NET, and Java tools. Users can publish spatial views internally, over the Web, or using Autodesk DWF viewing technology.

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation held its first meeting in Chicago in February. Representatives from more than 17 organizations and 20 different geospatial projects attended.

About the Author: Amy Stankiewicz


AutoCAD Tips!

Lynn Allen

Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a different AutoCAD feature in every edition of her popular "Circles and Lines" tutorial series. For even more AutoCAD how-to, check out Lynn's quick tips in the Cadalyst Video Gallery. Subscribe to Cadalyst's free Tips & Tools Weekly e-newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!
Follow Lynn on Twitter Follow Lynn on Twitter


Poll
Which file format do you use most often for CAD drawing/model exchange?
Native format
PDF
3D PDF
DWF
STEP or IGES
JT
IFC
Other
Submit Vote