[ka-Map-users] evaluating ka-Map

Nate Reed nate at seastar.jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Sep 9 13:32:08 EDT 2005

Hi Paul,

Just so I understand, is this because of the cost of loading all the tiles 
when a layer is toggled on/off, or does it use some kind of optimization 
that depends on static files?

I plan on using ka-Map to show near-real-time images accessed from a WMS
on the same webserver.  It sounds like we should probably turn off layer
selections, and allow the user to access some other tool for that as well
as other dynamic features (eg. animations).

I think it could make a great-looking front page for our near-real-time
images website.


 On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Paul Spencer wrote:

> Nate,
> ka-Map is very much able to do these things (as per your exchange with 
> Tyler) but I would caution against using it inappropriately.  ka-Map is 
> designed to be optimized for having a static map in the background, not 
> for dynamically changing maps.
> Cheers
> Paul
> Nate Reed wrote:
> > This is a great interface, and I would like to learn more about it in 
> > order to understand whether it's something I can use right now.
> > 
> > How easy is it to add more map selections (like time, discrete regions,
> > etc.)?  Also, is it possible to pass map requests to
> > another service (such as a WMS) that I have developed?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Nate
> > 

Nate Reed
Physical Oceanography DAAC
Jet Propulsion Lab / Raytheon ITSS
(626)744-5528  nate at seastar.jpl.nasa.gov

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