[ka-Map-users] Re: ka-map medium term future

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Fri Aug 11 07:44:36 EDT 2006


it was my intention to raise the ka-Map/OpenLayers merge again after  
the conference.

I would like to see all the good work that has gone into ka-Map's  
interface and extra tools be ported over to the OpenLayers project so  
we can use a common base tiling engine.  We could even keep ka-Map as  
a 'flavour' of OpenLayers.

In any case, I don't have a lot of time/energy to put towards this  
right now because of the conference (and 'real' work ;)) so a  
discussion at the conference would probably be a good idea.



On 10-Aug-06, at 7:00 PM, Lorenzo Becchi wrote:

> Stephen mail let me think that maybe it's time to look further...
> Once ka-map will have its stable version 1.x we'll have to think a  
> lot  about ka-map/openLayers merging.
> More than this, times will be mature to spend some efforts to  
> create an osGeo AJAX web mapping system.
> This, I guess, will means many things:
> 1) which projects will want to merge?  how to manage this?
> 2) will it be a good idea to start a new project from scratch? If  
> yes, who will manage it?
> 3) will osGeo let us do whatever we have in mind?
> 4) who? when? how? ecc.
> I think it will be important to create a modular system.
> I like openLayers code but it's just a starting point for a client  
> side solution.
> what about the server part?
> Ka-map has, as far as I know, the only robust tile caching system.  
> But it can be better...
> Steve Lime was commenting something about this.
> Ka-map client features are not so bad  :-)   but there are a lot of  
> good clients.
> Many efforts have been doubled until now and this has its  
> historical reasons.
> having a unique set of module to manage and develop could be a  
> dream both for users and developers
> it will be important to avoid it becoming just a nightmare
> Hope there will be time to discuss this at Lausanne.
> Does anybody know if we can ask for a conference on this issue?
> well. more than a conference it should be a debate...
> ciao
> Lorenzo

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