MapMint: The service-oriented platform

Gérald Fenoy

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MapMint is a comprehensive task manager for publishing web mapping applications. It is a robust
open source geospatial platform allowing the user to organize, edit, process and publish spatial data
to the Internet. MapMint includes a complete administration tool for MapServer and simple user
interfaces to create mapfiles visually.
MapMint is based on the extensive use of OGC standards and automates WMS, WFS, WMT-S, and
WPS. Most of the MapMint core functions are run through WPS requests which are calling general or
geospatial web services: vector and raster operations, mapfiles creation, spatial analysis and queries
and much more. MapMint server-side is built on top of ZOO-Project, MapServer and GDAL and its
numerous WPS services are written in C, Python and JavaScript. MapMint client-side is based on
OpenLayers and Jquery and provides user-friendly tools to create, publish and view maps.
MapMint architecture and main features will be introduced in this presentation, and its modules
(dashboard, distiller, manager, and publisher) will be described with an emphasis on the OGC standards and
OSGeo software they are using. Some short but relevant case studies and examples will finally
illustrate some of the key MapMint functionalities.