Join Gordon Luckett for an in-depth discussion in this video Publishing to the web, part of Up and Running with MapGuide Open Source.
- Once you've made your basic web layout or your Fusion-based application definition everyone on your network can see MapGuide server. You can now publish through all your peers within your current network. So whether they're using Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari, everyone who can see that MapGuide Server can now see your maps. But how do we publish it to the Internet so people outside of your network can see it? One of the biggest barriers is the firewall. The firewall stops the outside world from seeing your MapGuide server when it's on your intranet.
You could talk to your IT manager about exposing the MapGuide server, either by poking a hole through the firewall or putting the MapGuide server in a DMZ. Alternatively, you can find a hosting package, install MapGuide on the cloud, or on a VPS. That way everyone can see MapGuide. You've have to use MapGuide Maestro to recreate the maps and the layouts in order for the world to see your MapGuide. You'd end up with two servers: one on the intranet, and one exposed to the world on the Internet, hosted. There are many techniques for hosting, such as Rackspace, Amazon or even a VPS.
- Installing MapGuide
- Connecting to data with Maestro
- Loading data with Maestro
- Creating and labeling layers
- Building maps and basic web layouts
- Creating application definitions
- Publishing your MapGuide projects