Mapping Service

The Mapping Service provides a simplified interface to perform Mapping Service rendering, themes, overlays, and conversions. The Mapping Service provides both simple operations that are more frequently used, or more complex operations that require higher levels of customization.

The Mapping Service provides operations that:

  • list, get and describe maps, layers, styles, and tables in the repository
  • conversion methods between real world coordinates, XY, and screen coordinates
  • screen calculations such as length
  • navigation methods such as zoom, and pan
  • render maps and layers
  • overlay, override, and theme maps
  • customize your map with legends, watermarks, and other adornments.

In Spectrum Spatial, data access and mapping is independent. The tables define the data access, and the repository takes care of the table management. Therefore, with the Mapping Service, you are able to render maps and perform mapping operations without the worry of where the data is located.

The Mapping Service is configured and managed using Spectrum Spatial Manager. For more information, see Spectrum Spatial Manager under Managing Spatial in the Spectrum Spatial Guide.