I'm trying to understand a site that serves maps using a URL like this (URL de-coded):


How can I work out if it's ESRI, GeoServer or something else? It doesn't seem to respond to ?service=wms&request=getCapabilities (TomCat error). How can I interact with it?

Googling some of the terms like "mapengine" seems to lean towards ArcGIS: https://melb.cohga.com/wiki/display/weavedocs1/Map+Engine+ArcGIS


That site looks like it has been built using the web mapping application builder software called Weave by Cohga:

Weave is a business integration framework for rapidly combining disparate information systems in an easy to use environment. It is based on Open Systems technology and is independent from vendor-specific technology and proprietary Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Weave is built using the Java platform so it can be installed on a variety of hardware and operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Unix.

I recognized the product and company name in the URL.

  • Hmm. So...how do you interact with it? It's "independent" of any well known standards? :p – Steve Bennett Apr 9 '15 at 6:15
  • Cohga have a Contact button on their website that should enable you to get in touch with them. However, I think the answer may be that you interact with the same underlying services as it does rather than with it. – PolyGeo Apr 9 '15 at 6:23
  • Ok, heard back from them, yes, Weave is a layer that sits between (private) WMS layers and the outside world. – Steve Bennett Apr 9 '15 at 7:54

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