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Geomajas Quickstart

Getting Started

Geomajas is a development framework for creating GIS web applications. Therefore, what you see on this Live DVD is an example application built using the Geomajas technology.

Geomajas Showcase
  • Go to the “Browser Clients” folder on the desktop.
  • Click on the desktop icon “Start Geomajas”. This will launch the FireFox browser which will navigate to the correct location automatically.
  • On the left side you will see a list of short examples of what functionalities Geomajas supports out-of-the-box. Clicking on these will open the associated examples.
  • For each example, you will find a short description/explanation on the right side. It is recommended to read these as they will clarify each example.

Creating new Geomajas applications

In order to create a new Geomajas application, you will need Maven installed:

$ sudo apt-get install maven2

Maven is a tool for building and managing any Java based project. Geomajas has defined a Maven archetype, that sets up a default application in a single command:

$ mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=

Congratulations, you have now successfully created a new Geomajas application. You now have the choice to run it immediately, or open it in a development environment to start working on it. To run the application immediately, go into the application folder (where the pom.xml is), and execute the following Maven command:

$ mvn jetty:run

This will compile the application, and run it in a jetty container. You can than reach the application at the following url: http://localhost:8080/

See the Geomajas getting started documentation guide for more details on creating Geomajas applications, or setting up a development environment.

For general information see the Geomajas homepage.

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