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Theme: Development: presentation is focused on a specific technology, demonstrating either a new product or new developments in an existing product.
OSGeo WebGIS 2.0 Framework
The MapFish framework allows to build rich Web GIS Applications in an easy and flexible way. It combines some of the best Open Source Tools in one framework: OpenLayers 2, ExtJS3 and GeoExt4 on the client side, and MapFish print, Ruby or Python modules (especially Papyrus based on Pyramid) on the server side. Besides the OGC-Standard web services, a MapFish protocol adapted to the efficient communication between Client and Server is available. On this basis, complex and high performance web mapping applications have been built. Among them, one MapFish-based project will be presented in more detail in order to show the power of the MapFish Framework: the c2cgeoportal is a complete WebGIS with large set of tools and configuration options. Since its beginning, the plug-in based architecture makes each application unique and adapted to the specific use case. The presentation gives a general overview of the MapFish Framework and demonstrates its possibilities with the c2cgeoportal implementation.