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OpenLayers in ZK

asked 2010-12-20 23:52:02 +0800

luket gravatar image luket
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updated 2010-12-20 23:53:24 +0800

Hi,

Background:
I'm doing some evaluation of the ZK framework to see if it's suitable for some of the web apps we build. Most of our web apps have a mapping component. Idealy we'd like to use some google maps layers and some of our own (provided by OGC services and GeoRSS). ZK looks like a promising framework, however I've not found a workable openlayers component and gmaps does not seem flexible enough with regard to adding our own layers and drawing geometries on the maps and sending them back to the server.

Question:
1) Is there an OpenLayers component floating around? I've tried OLmaps, which looked promising, however, it has the apperance of a dead project. Broken demos and links on the site, no changes in the last 8 months and all forum mentions are 2007 or 2008. I've not been able to get it functional. The download on the site doesn't work, but the SVN repository does. I grabbed the olmaps jar from the dist in SVN, but was getting no class def found errors. I then checked out the project and compiled it myself. It now loads openlayers, but has other errors ("failed to invoke zkOLmaps.init").
2) Does anyone know if OLmaps is still alive (even better, have you got it working?)
3) Is it possible to do what I mentioned earlier with gmaps? ie. add my own layers from WMS, users draw geoms and send them back to the server.

Any advice or insight would be much appreciated.
Luke

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answered 2012-07-31 16:11:52 +0800

mhj gravatar image mhj flag of Brazil
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i did a small example for WWj too...
http://zkfiddle.org/sample/r5ii5k/1-Hello-World-Wind-Java

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answered 2012-07-31 00:46:19 +0800

mhj gravatar image mhj flag of Brazil
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very nice!!!!
i believe wil be very important for many app's
my scope project now it's more in 3d such gogle earth (http://zkfiddle.org/sample/19rqo3d/6-Hello-world-literally)
i'm developing over World Wind Java, google earth it's good but it's very expensive for commercial app's, WWJ has many resources for complex app's.
http://goworldwind.org/demos/

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answered 2012-07-03 09:27:34 +0800

jumperchen gravatar image jumperchen
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http://jumperchen.blogspo... ZK Team

Please refer to this blog.

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answered 2012-05-31 10:36:11 +0800

DrFrank gravatar image DrFrank
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May be a good start point if people interested in ZK-Opelayers meet toghether in order to work on this component.

I think that many peaple can join this project, in a open source effort.

Do you know some open source project oriented to this??

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answered 2012-04-11 22:47:24 +0800

luket gravatar image luket
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Nice, voted. Although I ended up going with GWT for that project because of the lack of GIS support in zk and the lack of time available to devote to building one.

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answered 2012-04-11 17:32:02 +0800

mhj gravatar image mhj flag of Brazil
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on 04/Jan/12 5:00 PM i posted a feature for this, now you have to vote for the zk team fix this issue.
http://tracker.zkoss.org/browse/ZK-749

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answered 2012-01-31 13:23:35 +0800

ericksperandio gravatar image ericksperandio
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Is there any planning for ZK to have this feature in the next weeks? ZK is really missing a good GIS solution.

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answered 2011-09-02 05:51:18 +0800

henrichen gravatar image henrichen
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ZK Team

Would you mind post this to ZK Feature? Now there is a "voting" mechanism :)

http://tracker.zkoss.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa

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answered 2011-08-31 10:59:58 +0800

DrFrank gravatar image DrFrank
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At moment only GWT has a component able to interact with Openlayers. I am interested too in a ZK component for Openlayers: I prefer the ZK approach in order to develop Web Application, but the GWT component for Openlayer is very attractive. To develop a ZK compoennt is not so easy..... it need some effort that many little companies (and research institute) cannot perform, and a ZK component for Openlayer is not so banal.

I hope that ZK will provide a new OL component in next years...

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answered 2011-07-23 16:18:44 +0800

fmelossi gravatar image fmelossi
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Hello is a shame not to continue the project, it is important GIS technology and all customers are increasingly demanding application with GIS functionality. Zk has thought about the future a GIS component that works with OpenLayers?

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