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MapGuide Architecture

Revision History

1.0October 31, 2008Bruce DechantInitial public revision
1.0November 4, 2008Bruce DechantUpdated various sections

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Related Documents
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. High Level View
    1. Client Tier View
    2. Web Tier View
    3. Server Tier View
    4. Interaction Model
  5. Server Component Architecture
  6. Web Tier Component Architecture
  7. Configuration Settings
  8. TBD


This document describes the MapGuide architecture. The MapGuide server is based on the ACE (ADAPTIVE Communications Environment) framework.

Related Documents

ACE (ADAPTIVE Communication Environment)
AGG (Anti-Grain Geometry)
Oracle Berkeley DB XML

Terms and Definitions

ACEADAPTIVE Communication Environment
AGGAnti-Grain Geometry
APIApplication Programming Interface
Data connectionA connection between the server and underlying data stores.
DTDXML Document Type Definition
FDOFeature Data Objects
FDO connectionA connection between the server and underlying FDO data store.
FIFOFirst In First Out
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
RDBMSRelational Database Management System
SMPSymmetric Multiprocessing
SQLStructured Query Language
TCP/IPTransmission Control Protocol over Internet Protocol
XMLeXtensible Markup Language
XMLDBNative XML Database
XPathXML Path Language
XQueryXML Query Language
XSDXML Schema Definition

High Level View

The following diagram shows the MapGuide web-based platform 3-tier architecture.

3-tier Architecture

Client Tier View


Web Tier View


Server Tier View


Interaction Model

The following diagram shows the interaction between the various tiers.

Interaction Client, Web, Server

The following diagram shows the interaction between servers.

Interaction Server to Server

Server Component Architecture



Web Tier Component Architecture



Configuration Settings


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