I've been looking at the Web Map Context schema with the intent of
incorporating it into geotools2 map viewing client.
The only addition I'd suggest is a boolean "selected" attribute to the Layer
object. Operations on a map like "Query" require a list of layers to perform
the operation against and I believe this should be stored in the schema.
While this attribute will be mainly useful for map viewers, it will also be
useful to pass this information between map viewers.
On another note, we have been discussing how to implement relationships
between map displays. Eg:
Main map and locator map.
2 maps with the same extent but different layers visable.
2 maps with one map zoomed out 4 times from the other map.
Have others been discussing this?
If so, I'd be interested to hear their throughts. Is there an email list
which discusses these issues?
Cameron Shorter http://cameron.shorter.net
Open Source Developer http://mapbuilder.sourceforge.net
Senior Software Engineer http://www.adi-limited.com/