[clug] ACT Map i and SVG

Alex (Maxious) Sadleir maxious at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 04:07:51 MDT 2011

The old SVG version is available at

Why did they even buy this $7000+ Silverlight solution (Geocortex
Essentials)? ESRI ArcGIS Server has a **free** javascript slippy map
**which is enabled on this server**

You can even access that server using FOSS for GIS like Quantum GIS or
JOSM! Just add the WMS server URLs
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On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Edward C. Lang <edlang at edlang.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 2010-09-06 at 18:08 +1000, Brett Worth wrote:
>> I'd like to access the ACT Mapping site:
>> http://www.actmapi.act.gov.au/
>> but it seems they only support IE.  One thing that puzzles me is that when it asks for SVG
>> support it directs you to the adobe site for a non-existent plugin.  On the adobe site
>> there's a test page to show if your browser supports SVG and according to adobe my firefox
>> 3.6.8 does not.
> Where are you finding the page that uses SVG? All the map URIs on that
> page seem to point to maps that use Microsoft Silverlight...
> For example:
> http://www.actmapi.act.gov.au/SilverlightViewer_1_2/Viewer.html?Viewer=ACTMAPI_Online_Maps
> http://www.actmapi.act.gov.au/SilverlightViewer_1_2/Viewer.html?Viewer=Aerial_Photography
> http://www.actmapi.act.gov.au/SilverlightViewer_1_2/Viewer.html?Viewer=Territory_Plan
> Which ACT Government numpty thought Silverlight would be a good, open
> standards based idea?
>  - Edward.
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