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User Guide

The user guide will provide you with a wealth of information about getting started and working with the Vicmap API.

  • Getting started

    In order to use Vicmap API, a html page is required to host the map which will be displayed. In addition to that, a < script > tag to include the Vicmap API JavaScript mapping library.

  • Debugging

    If you are developing for Internet Explorer, to enable JavaScript debugging in Vicmap API simply include the firebuglite.js file into the webpage as shown in line 3 of the sample webpage below.

  • Controls

    Vicmap API utilises the full suite of controls available in OpenLayers.

  • Styling icons

    In the Measure example, there is a toolbar in the top right corner with two icons, one for measuring distance and another for area. This customized toolbar is styled by CSS.

  • How is OpenLayers used in the API?

    The following components of Vicmap API constitute its core capabilities:

  • Vicmap API Syntax

    In this section the user is acquainted with the structure of the API and familiarised with its syntax.

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Tutorials

Tutorials
Vicmap API is a JavaScript mapping API created with the purpose of delivering integrated base maps generated from Vicmap and other agreed DSE spatial data.
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Javascript API

Javascript API

Proj4js is a JavaScript library to transform point coordinates from one coordinate system to another, including datum transformations.

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Mobile Applications

Mobile Applications

Vicmap API Mobile, vanilla flavour is almost here. PTV have recently funded a VicGIS Trans Maps mobile proof of concept project which utilises Vicmap API tile cache and OpenLayers architecture in the mobile web browsing environment.

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OpenLayers and GeoWebcache

OpenLayers and GeoWebcache

This page lists a number of Links that may be helpful to you as you discover the possibilities of web map development utilising the OpenLayers library and related Open Source products such as GeoWebcache and GeoServer

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OpenLayers Developers and Training

OpenLayers Developers and Training

DELWP recommends the following suppliers to further develop your application. To date only Lisasoft provides Geospatial Open Source developer training which includes OpenLayers. 

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