Map Service File Format

Map Service definition files live in the “services” folder. MapRequest loads all .properties files in this folder when it starts up. (Note that any files that do not specify a valid driver class are ignored.)


Each file defines a mapping service that can be used to request maps. The most important parameter is the one defining the driver class.


Note that any .properties files that do not define a driver are silently ignored.


Service definition files use standard Java .properties files syntax. Note that this means that they should use only ASCII characters. Non-ASCII characters are specified using Unicode escape sequences in \uxxxx notation.


MapRequest has drivers for ArcIMS and WMS based map sites.



MapRequest documentation