[OSM-dev] Hstore revolution

strk strk at keybit.net
Thu May 20 20:32:11 BST 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 03:09:57PM +0300, Jukka Rahkonen wrote:

> Note that this does not necessarily work with GIS clients which respect
> the WMS standard. They are taking the GetMap URL from the GetCapabilities
> document and then the extra parameters get dropped out.
> A properly made
> OSM-WMS service should perhaps rewrite the GetCapabilities document so
> that these query parameters would be added to advertised GetMap URL.

I think it'd make sense for mapserver to support an 'auto'
value to its *_onlineresource metadata. It'd be similar to 
mail clients letting you respond with the address you've been
addressed as.

What about giving it a try ? :)


> However, many WMS clients do not bother to investigate the GetCapabilities
> that well and they just use the same URL for GetCapabilities and GetMap.
> Some clients like OpenJUMP and QGis from the trunk let users to select and
> enjoy the OSM any-tag layers just by adding extra parameters into
> connection string. Clients which are taking the GetMap url directly will
> work out-of-the-box. JOSM and OpenLayers belong to these.
> -Jukka Rahkonen-
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