GeaBios – Tiny WMS/WFS Client

Wow, i just keep finding neater and neater stuff!

After reading up on some new AJAX frameworks, i stumbled upon a press release from the Dojo Toolkit boys saying they were teaming up with OpenLaszlo

OpenLaszlo programs are written in XML and JavaScript and transparently compiled to Flash and soon DHTML. The OpenLaszlo APIs provide animation, layout, data binding, server communication, and declarative UI.

Flicking through the documentation, this framework definately warranted more attention (i can’t say i’ve heard much buzz on laszlo). I had been toying with the idea of making a functional, usable web based gis for a while now but just as i started dipping my toe in the water – someone already beat me to it!

GeaBios stands for Geo Enabled And Better Internet Oriented Services and from what i can gather, is a group of academics from Slovenia. Although usability could definately be improved, the core wms/wfs functionality is fantastic and integration with other XML sensor feeds is done really well.

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The fact that no actionscript coding are needed for the whole app and i can choose which interface (flash/dhtml) has got me sold! Check it out

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