WxGUI WMS service rendering GSoC 2011

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Aim of the project

This project aims to introduce several features that make WXGUI more user-friendly. These include adding WMS layer support for WXGUI. The selection features will be displayed as per the based on service GetCapabilities response. The parameters and the layers are to be displayed are extracted out of the xml response.

State of the art

The project uses WMS service to fetch images of the maps. The Get Feature service of WMS services provides a GML based interface to access the information about various layers available. The WMS layer knowledge is used to update the GUI of the GRASS according to the available features for a particular layer. Thw WX-GUI is to be modified and to be integrated with the WMS services.

Bulletin Board


The sequence diagram and use case diagram for the proposed Gsoc project are shown below Example.jpg Usecasegsoc.jpg

Planned Timeline

1 - 7 June : To introduce toy changes in the source code. To get familiar with the source file structuring and existing code. Learn WxPython and get Comfortable with it.

7-14 June  : To introduce meaningful changes in the WXGUI. Aim to write a module for statically updating the WXGUI without any back end support from WMS services.

14-21 June  :To hard code for dynamic updating of GUI without WMS support

21-28 June : To establish correctness of the code , testing of the modules.

29 June - 5 July: To understand the available WMS services. To extract the features available through get feature module.

6 July - 13 July: To hard code for the WMS layer supports available so as to update the front end GUI.

14 July - 21 July: To integrate the front end WXGUI new modules for updating the interface with the backend support from WMS GetCapabilites services.

22 July- 29 July: To introduce get layers service of the WMS services in the front end of WXGUI

Weekly GSOC reports

Report #0 29-05-2011.

1) What do I have completed this week?

I have completed the following by this week.

  • Creating the uml diagrams (sequence and use case) for the planned architecture of the project.
  • Have read GUI documentation from the programmer's manual [0].
  • Have gone through the source file structuring.
  • Have setup the system, compiled the source and successfully installed it.

2) What am I going to achieve for next week?

I plan to introduce some toy changes in the source code, like print statements. I will try to familiarize myself with the wxPython.

3) Is there any blocking issue?

No major bottlenecks till now.

Report #1 3-06-2011.

1) What do I have completed this week?

I have completed the following by this week.

  • Read the programmers manual for WXGUI [1], [2], [3].
  • Written a standalone helloWorld application in WXGUI and learning WXGUI from [4]
  • Added a button to GUI of GRASS, which for now essentially does nothing.
  • Printing of dummy messages and changing the welcome messages.
  • Test uploading on SVN and getting acquainted with svn.

2) What am I going to achieve for next week?

I plan to update the GUI with respect to available layers. Back end WMS support will be hard coded for the time being.

3) Is there any blocking issue?

Learning of WXPython. Never used it before. I am trying to get comfortable with it.


[0] http://grass.osgeo.org/programming6/ [1] http://grass.osgeo.org/programming6/ [2] http://gama.fsv.cvut.cz/~landa/publications/2008/gis-ostrava-08/paper/landa-grass-gui-wxpython.pdf[3] [3] http://geo.fsv.cvut.cz/~landa/publications/2008/gfoss-it-08/paper/grass-gfoss-tn.pdf [4] http://wiki.wxpython.org/