[Cartoweb-users] Cartoweb Functionality

Alexandre Saunier alexandre.saunier at camptocamp.com
Tue Dec 19 08:07:13 EST 2006

Hello Andresch,

CartoWeb is both a framework that enables you to build your own advanced 
applications on top of it (it's quite likely that you'll have to write 
some PHP code then) and a ready-to-use web-GIS that offers built-in 
functionalities you may use only by configuring it.

Most of CartoWeb built-in functionalities are viewable in the demos:

If you already have shapefiles and mapfiles it's a good start. It should 
be no big deal to have your data work in CartoWeb, browse your maps and 
make some queries.

CartoWeb plugins configuration is generally achieved by editiong some 
simple text files. It is described in the "user" section of CartoWeb manual:

As pointed by Max, there's also useful tips in the wiki. For instance, 
the "How To" section and the "CartoWeb for Beginners" workshop that was 
given at the FOSS4G'06 conference in sept 06:

Best regards,

andresch at iway.na wrote:
> Hi Max
> First, Thanks for the feedback.
> I have already managed to learn how to built a mapserver map file, but 
> do not know PHP, Javascript, etc.
> I have a friend that does, but he seems not interested helping - 
> waisting my time.
> I also know GIS and am using Arcmap. The issue is I want urgently to 
> finish building the portal framework and design the website so that I 
> can try and sellmy idea. As long as it is still in my head - nobody 
> will want to buy it. Where can I go without spending too much money - 
> whileI still have no client. I am more than willing to learn, but this 
> takes time and I would like to be able to start presenting solutions 
> early next year.
> This is the problem I have with most of the opensource stuff. I tried 
> mapbender = nobody bothered to answer my email.
> p.mapper = same story
> geoserver = very limited responce
> native mapserver = wel I have it up and running but does not provide 
> allI need and the responce is also limited.
> Well, lets see that is the situation with Cartoweb...
> Andre 
> Skype: andreschoonbee
> MSN: apschoonbee at msn.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Max Ueda <mhanzo at yahoo.com>
> Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:00 pm
> Subject: Re: [Cartoweb-users] Cartoweb Functionality
>>Hi Andresch,
>>Well, like you, I had some difficulties to develop a
>>web-based system by using Cartoweb, and tried several
>>frameworks, servers, clients, etc.
>>Some pages can help you to build your portal:
>>The FOSS4G06 Workshop. I could manage to set up the
>>things by reading this file
>>And also, some Map Server stuff:
>>It has some info on how to make mapfiles, and how to
>>config data to be used.
>>You'll also need to learn some Smarty, JavaScript, PHP
>>stuff and web servers. 
>>I hope this can help you.
>>Max Ueda
>>--- andresch at iway.na wrote:
>>>I have downloaded and installed Cartoweb as well as
>>>MS4W. All running 
>>>fine. My question, how easy would it be to ge going
>>>with cartoweb if 
>>>all my data is in Arcview format (.Shp). I also have
>>>a mapserver map 
>>>I want to built a tourist portal with searching and
>>>routing and want 
>>>to know if Cartoweb could meet my requirements.
>>>If Cartoweb can meetmy requirements, how accessable
>>>is skills/support?
>>>Skype: andreschoonbee
>>>MSN: apschoonbee at msn.com

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