Oracle MapViewer 10.1.3
The newest feature of Oracle MapViewer version 10.1.3
is Oracle Maps. Oracle Maps is a new Java map application development
kit included with Oracle Application Server MapViewer. It consists of a
free-scrolling AJAX-based Web mapping interface, a flexible and open
MapBuilder. MapBuilder offers support for metadata and symbol
management. A new JDeveloper Map Component supports the creation of
thematic maps, pie and bar charting, point themes and interactivity.
The Map Component is Java Server Faces and is Oracle Application
Development Framework (ADF) compliant and hence also supports the
Eclipse Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Other
subcomponents include support for a map toolbar, layer switching and an
auto zoom that centers the map based on data extents only.
Oracle Maps is also integrated with the new Web 2.0 portal framework
known as Oracle WebCenter. This allows users to place an Oracle Maps
application in a portlet that supports customization and
personalization. Thus an application can support geographic extents per
user whereby only certain users can see certain geographies of a
project. There are plans to support GeoRSS by extending WebCenterâs RSS
support, but no delivery date is confirmed at this time.
Tasks that you may have considered development efforts unto themselves
now have solutions offered as part of the Oracle Maps API. All it takes
to include them in the finished product is a few lines of Java code.
Oracle's intention is that Oracle Maps be included within a business
intelligence application. And given the large suite of applications
Oracle has available, the company can now deliver the capability to
spatially enable any number of its enterprise applications.
Published Friday, March 16th, 2007
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