[ka-Map-users] openlayers breaks kamap?

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at crschmidt.net
Wed Oct 4 20:49:22 EDT 2006

On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 05:20:17PM -0700, percy wrote:
> I'm playing with the idea of implementing an OpenLayers frontend to my 
> kamap tiles. Partly because OL already does the zoomin/pan to new 
> location on double click, which would save me from debugging this in 
> kamap :-)
> First question: it looks like if I create that tile.php that is 
> documented on the OL site, I will break my currently working kamap 
> install. (I tried this and it DID break)

If you already have a tile.php, the one included in OpenLayers is *not*
for you. Just use the one you currently have. The tile.php in OpenLayers
Subversion is for when you *don't* have ka-map already set up.

> The new tile.php required for the OL implentation appears to be a 
> concatenation of config.php and SOME of the old tile.php?

It's just config.php and tile.php. Any lack is just a mistake -- I dont'
think I pulled anything out of it.

> Second question: In the example shown on the wiki 
> (http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/OpenLayers.Layer.KaMap), the map object 
> points to index.php as shown here:
> var jpl = new OpenLayers.Layer.KaMap( "Satellite",
>                     "http://www.openlayers.org/world/index.php", {g: 
> "satellite", map: "world"});
>     map.addLayer(jpl);
> Shouldn't this point to tile.php???

index.php *is* a tile.php. The name of the file on the server doesn't
matter. Naming it index.php means that we can use it as '/world/' on
URLs on the OpenLayers server -- I *hate* extensions in filenames, but I
think without it, the example would have been less clear in this case,
which is why the example does include it.

Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer

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