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Share your maps and your interface created in OpenWebGIS

Share your maps and interface created in OpenWebGIS with your friends and colleagues.

To share your maps, there are two ways:
1. The First way: Create a project file * .owg using the menu item “Project-> Export project to file” (see Figure 1).

Figure 1.

After clicking on this menu item the popup window appears with the project file content. Click on the button “Save Data” to download project file (see Figure 2).

Figure 2.
You can save this file to your hard disk and copy where you want, or to send to friends. You or your friends can see the map created by you and continue using it if you download a file to a page of OpenWebGIS, to do so select the menu item “Project-> Load project file” and in the appeared popup window click the button “Browse” to select file on the your disk (see Figure 3).

Figure 3.
2. The Second way: Create a web link to your map. To do this, after you have created your map, click on the globe icon in the toolbar on the map (see Figure 4).

Figure 4.
In the pop-up window you can enter the author's name and a brief description of the map and only after that press button “Yes” (see Figure 5).

Figure 5.
In the box there will be a link to your data (see Figure 6). Just copy it and save it, then send to your friends. And when you need to use your map, just enter it in the address line of your browser or click on it, if it is written somewhere on the web page (like this: http://opengis.dlinkddns.com/gis/opengis_eng.html?openwebgis=ghCrDso6oTz9mLzVndEP95vG)

Figure 6.
Please pay your attention to the fact that if your map has a lot of data and pictures, then use the creation of the file to store your map, in other cases you can create a web link. Important: If the names of the layers, attributes are written in Roman (Latin) letters, then in these two cases the names will be properly loaded on the map. If they are written in other alphabets, there may be a problem. Please tell about it, it will be considered it in future versions of OpenWebGIS. For example, try the link of OpenWebGIS on the map with the information about the population of Pakistan.
Using this web-link, you will see what is shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7.
The vector layer “Kp_Population” as a shapefile was kindly downloaded by one of the users of OpenWebGIS. Remember that you can download shapefiles, gml and csv layers on the server of OpenWebGIS, but all layers must be in WGS84 (ESPG 4326) Coordinate Reference System!
If the OpenWebGIS users don`t like the default interface, then they can change it (after pressing the menu item “Inteface->Switch to interface drag”). OpenWebGIS allows users to customize the interface according to their preferences and save it for future sessions. And many critics of the OpenWebGIS interface either do not know about this feature, or forget about it. So please have a look at the video, which shows the principle of self-configuration interface in OpenWebGIS.

video: New version of Flexible interface of OpenWebGIS

Now you can change the color of some controls, move them, change the size of the map (it can be absolutely of any size you like). Now you can save the interface adjusted by you in web-link and respectively give your data and your interface to other users. To do it in the window for saving web-link Click the checkbox “save interface” like in the Figure 8.

Figure 8.
You can see the interface like in Figure 8 in the web-link: http://opengis.dlinkddns.com/gis/opengis_eng.html?openwebgis=QcMd9OZ0yY20PfkxUTKsLcRC
See other variant of interface saved in the link (see Figure 9)

Figure 9.
One more interface variant see in the link or Figure 10.

Figure 10.
And one more interface variant see in the link or Figure 11:

Figure 11.