Madison, Alabama - September 21, 2006 - The web has fulfilled much of its promise in making data widely available. With much less administrative overhead than a client-based application, a large number of GTWeb users can easily view, query, pan, zoom, and review attributes in geospatial data. But one of the nagging inconveniences with many web applications, including previous versions of GTWeb, has been the need to download and maintain client-side software or plug-ins. In today's climate of heightened security concerns and an increasing number of browser alternatives, more and more administrative policies are restricting users from downloading and installing browser add-ons and are limiting the choice of browsers to one that may not support ActiveX controls. The new GTWeb 5.0 addresses these problems and provides a new set of productivity enhancing features as well.
GTWeb 5.0 leverages new technology to grant immediate access to geospatial data without the need to install or maintain any client software other than the browser. This new feature also brings browser independence: GTWeb 5.0 supports Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, and more.
Enhanced GTWeb Template Web Site
Previous versions of GTWeb have always provided a template web site to simplify and speed deployment. Complete and ready to use, the template can be used as-is or be a starting point for creating a specific web application for your organization.
The new Template Web Site for GTWeb 5.0 takes advantage of the features found in ASP .NET 2.0 as well as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It has also been streamlined to reduce the number of pages traversed while performing a typical query and locate operation.
GTWeb 5.0 Web Service
All of GTWeb 5.0's server-side functionality is also available as a Web Service, which makes its functionality available over the internet in a platform-independent way. A variety of development platforms (such as .NET and Java) can consume a Web Service and utilize GTWeb 5.0's functionality. Using the GTWeb 5.0's Web Service, you can create your own web applications from scratch, integrate GIS functionality into existing web applications, or create "mashups" that leverage GTWeb 5.0's functionality alongside other specialized web services or APIs.
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