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11-15 September 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland
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The Dynamic WMS Web Client Development with AJAX
In the era of the globalization, the GIS technology together with Internet 
Technology seems to be indispensable in many aspects, for example, disaster 
management and decision support systems. To integrate with other powerful 
technologies, however, high performance and user friendly tools are required. 
Realizing this need, Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development, has been 
developing a Web Map Engine based necessity on the Asynchronous JavaScript and XML 
(AJAX), so-called GISTDA WMS AJAX Engine. This paper has described techniques of 
the utilization of AJAX technology and its architecture. The connection of web map 
server and web map client has been established using the library module sets 
including MapScript, MapControl, MapTOC, and Utility class library. Based on these 
modules, GISTDA WMS AJAX Engine can generate self legends, support “on the fly” 
projection, show layer zoom by preloading, and display layer styles. Result showed 
that the AJAX technology played an important role when requesting and responding to 
satellite imageries and other related spatial data. It can be summarized that, this 
engine can significantly improve the performance of WMS web client.

The system developed here integrates AJAX technology into the browser based dynamic 
WMS web client in order to establish the WMS scripts and class modules which can 
work with WMS from different providers. The results of this case can increase 
efficiency indifferent aspects as follows:
- Able to connect web map servers developed by various vendors, request self-
capabilities of service by generating parameters, and create a map.
- Automatically request legend graphics of each layer, create table of 
content to manage visibility of layers. 
- Support asynchronous preloading image map and other components for better 
visualization and performance.
- Support “on the fly” map projection for client side.
- Support a developer to simply integrate the system future with web 
applications as a set of separate objects that interact to each others.
- Able to change the user interface by skin set such as frame border, toolbar 
button, font format and etc.
Id: 146
Place: Lausanne, Switzerland
Room: Cubotron (Auditoire II)
Starting date:
14-Sep-2006   11:30
Duration: 30'
Contribution type: Conference
Primary Authors: Mr. NAKMUENWAI, Pisut (Geo-informatic Scientist)
Co-Authors: Mr. PRAKOBYA, Amornchai (Geo-informatic Scientist)
Presenters: Mr. NAKMUENWAI, Pisut
Material: paper Paper
slide Slides
Using GISTDA Engine
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Included in session: Session 4 : Development
Included in track: OGC

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