Good tech businesses are always filling unmet needs for existing products or improving their capabilities. In the last few days we have been talking about Manifold's IMS services, which while they are not equivalent to having GisServer, they do not cost $ 35,000 per processor either.
In my case it seems to me that Manifold is a very good strategy to create online map services, including wcs with a tool that goes for less than $ 450. While learning to post it cost me 23 minutes, personalizing the template is taking me more time and in this respect it only remains to read, read and get angry with the friends of the forum who only know how to say "there is the readme".
Dynamic Maps is a company established in Canada, from the same creators of Carteq.ca. I have been talking with Vincent Fréchette, one of his partners and he has told me how they hope to enter this world.
Dyamic Maps is considered a provider for IMS services based on Manifold GIS. They offer custom applications that do not come with the basic template of the program and that would give better functionality to the created sites.
All Dynamic Maps products meet the standards of the technologies required by Manifold GIS.
Products and services
25 kit new features for the client interface, with code and explanations included
Among the new features are:
- Print and export to pdf / jpg (See an example)
- Measure distances
- Measure areas
- Selection via freeform
- Deploying Layers Differentiated
- Real-time display of mouse coordinates
- Control over deployment size and position
- Auto adjustment of the map area according to the monitor size
- Paneo as in Google Maps
- Zoom bar as in Google Maps
- Go to a specific coordinate
- Layer control
- Zoom control with mouse wheel
- Preview and previous zoom control
- Graphic scale
Course complete operation of service of maps by means of Manifold GIS, that also includes introduction to the programming
Among the topics included in the course are:
- Zoom control
- Query Creation
- Tooltip implementation
- Geocoding using IMS
- Minimum, maximum and pan zoom control
- How to control that some layers are available in the map but not in the IMS
Template for the platform client (Manifold), which allows to build applications quickly and easily.
Speaking to Vincent, he told me that for now they have prioritized five tools:
- 1- Distance measurement
- 2-Differentiated Layer Deployment
- 3-Zoom Bar (Like Google's)
- 4-Movable and Resizable Container
- 5-PDF / JPG Export
They accept payments via Paypal and credit card by delivering via FTP, and although the online store is not ready yet, I have mentioned the prices, these seem quite cheap because they are between $ 30 and $ 90 per tool (now in beta and with discount for being of the first ineresados); not bad considering that they can be reused and do not approximate the cost it would take me to break the coconut with .NET or break it to the same programmer
Between December 15 and January 15 they expect to work, so write this web in his favorites because I have a feeling he will give us a lot to talk about next year.
Hopefully everything goes well for these guys.