ICMap creates multi-leveled images which may be viewed on a web site as a
continuous map. Each level can be unique in its content, with full user control
over the display characteristics. Hyperlinks may be added to Lines, Polygons,
so you will have your functioning GIS Web site in just a few minutes.
Complete Coverage Area
Tiled 10 x 10
Tiled 2 x 2 from each parent
Up to 20 tile levels may be defined, with each level being more detailed.
(warning: 10 levels 2 by 2 = 1,398,100 images, may take a few hours to create). You define how many levels, how
each level is tiled, and what graphic features are displayed at each level.
Once the images are created you may view them by clicking on the view button
on the left panel of the Database of Images Tab. The images are also
immediately available for viewing on any web page that you create.
All tiled images are the same size: Example 300 by 300 tile size, then the
total resolution is:
Level 0 = 300 by 300 pixels
Level 1 = 3000 by 3000 pixels
Level 2 = 6000 by 6000 pixels
The images are placed into separate files simply to speed up the process of
returning a selected view.
ICMap will accept some common
vector formats to create the tiled images, then using the supplied Server
Side Image Server (ICMapIS.cgi) you may request, from your html page, a view to
be centered at a given x,y coordinate at a given level. The Image server will
merge the required tiles into a single image, place a marker at a point of
interest (if requested), overlay multiple images together and then return your
request as a simple image. The returned image can be any size from 8 to 2000
pixels on a side.
The tiled maps created may also be viewed by other map servers such as Google
Maps, Yahoo Maps, or Map Quest.