Join Gordon Luckett for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Up and Running with MapGuide Open Source.
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- If you're a member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. The files should be extracted to your desktop. In the exercise files folder you will find three key folders RASTER, SHPFILES and SYMBOLS. The symbols and shapefiles will be used on your desktop, but you'll be copying the raster folder up to your MapGuide server. You have many ways of doing this, but in the course you will have your network administrator map your server's C:\UPLOAD folder to your local X drive. Your network administrator can do this for you.
We will be pointing to the C:\UPLOAD\RASTER folder on the server in some of the exercises, so you may want to set this folder up on your server before starting the course. As an alternative, if you do not have a server, MapGuide Open Source can be installed on your local computer. But be sure to copy your raster files to the C:\UPLOAD\RASTER folder before beginning the course. Please note, MapGuide is meant to be installed on a server. To publish within your organization or on the web, be sure to install MapGuide Open Source on a server rather than your desktop.
These are all the files you'll be using during this video. Let's look in this exercise folder. You'll see a data source's PDF in that folder. This contains links to all the raw data used in this course. Some of this data was modified to fit with MapGuide OpenSource. But if you want to download the original data sets, you will find the links in this document. Let's get started.
- 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