The up-to-date online version of this document can be found at http://jsgis.sourceforge.net/jsgis/doc. Also, check the website for downloadable versions and examples.
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With JS-GIS, the user is able to:
Please have a look at the JS-GIS sample page at http://jsgis.sourceforge.net/demo to see how a JS-GIS data browser looks like.
Basically, JS-GIS consists of:
GIS data is exported (published) into the following formats:
The geographic area of interest is subdivided into tiles as if it were a chessboard; this subdivision is done for each of the zoom levels defined by the publisher. The export files are generated according to nomenclature and disk location rules: tiles are located according to the zoom level and the map theme and named after row and column position in the "chessboard", while HTML data files are referred by means of the map objects IDs (primary keys), so they usually need to be named following the objects IDs.
The JS-GIS API allows to build a user interface to the published data, by means of:
The JS-GIS engine allows for some dynamic operations, such as geographic indexing, point location, dynamic vector object loading (limited to points).
JS-GIS allows to build quickly a simple query interface to geographic data; but being an API, allows for great flexibility and control, too.
JS-GIS is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html.
JS-GIS is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
JS-GIS API, JS-GIS documentation © 2001,
2002 by Luca S. Percich
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Last updated: dec 26, 2002