Technical Overview: MapFish

MapFish is an open source framework for producing online mapping applications. MapFish has two components: Server and Client. The main components of the MapFish Client consists of OpenLayers, the ExtJS framework, and the GeoExt framework. MapFish Server is “map server agnostic” and supports a range of mapping servers and web server languages. The combination of ...

Microsoft Photosynth Integrates Into Virtual Earth

Here’s the Press Release: Microsoft Photosynth Integrates Into Virtual Earth, Marking Commercial Availability of the 3-D Photo Technology NASA and VisitBrighton put new Photosynth release to work in Virtual Earth and outer space.   REDMOND, Wash. — May 7, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced updates to its Photosynth technology that enable commercial use through ...

Technical Overview: OpenLayers

OpenLayers is a popular open source JavaScript library for displaying dynamic map data in a web page. The OpenLayers library can work as the client half of an AJAX map application, including modern features such as “slippy” maps. Most if not all of the map data is provided by servers running other software. OpenLayers supports ...