Introducing GXP: Webmapping made easy

Session Type: 
Tech Session
Bart van den Eijnden, OpenGeo

GXP is a brand new and exciting open source Javascript library. It provides a plugin-based architecture leveraging OpenLayers, Ext JS, and GeoExt. It allows you to build powerful web mapping applications just by providing a JSON configuration.

The applications of the OpenGeo Suite, such as GeoExplorer, are being built on top of GXP, showcasing the capabilities of the library.

GXP provides functionality for seamlessly editing data through a Web Feature Service (WFS), adding layers to a map, creating styles, building filters and many more.

There is also a good integration with commercial map providers such as Bing Maps, Google Maps, MapQuest and OpenStreetMap. GXP applications can use the Google Geocoder for search and integrate Google Street View and Google Earth.

GXP is being developed on the github social coding platform, so there are plenty of ways for people to contribute to GXP. For more information, please refer to:

Speaker Bio: 

Bart van den Eijnden has an MSc in Physical Geography from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He has over 10 years experience in GIS application development, with a strong focus on the web. The last 8 years Bart has focussed on open source and open standards. He is a committer on the OpenLayers and GeoExt projects, and a member of the GeoExt Project Steering Committee (PSC).

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