This site is a component of the Oxford-University of Mississippi
Intelligent Transportation Project (OUMITS). The information provided on this
site is currently for demonstration purposes only and intended to help gauge
the usefulness of an Internet based GIS data delivery system. The
site is currently under construction and may undergo changes as needed with
little or no warning.
The Data illustrated on the site is not currently available
The OUMITS project, the City of Oxford, Lafayette County, and any employees,
agents or personnel, make no warranty or claim of accuracy for use of this site
for any particular purpose, expressed or implied. Users of this information
accept the information AS IS, with any known or unknown errors and faults and
assume all responsibility for use. Users also agree to hold the OUMITS project,
the City of Oxford, Lafayette County, and any employees, agents or personnel,
harmless from and against any damage, loss or liability arising from any use
of the information.
technology used for this site has been designed for use with Microsoft's Internet
Explorer 5.5 and above. Netscape 6.02 is also supported. Future versions may
require the installation of Java but the current configuration is HTML based.
The site is best viewed using high screen resolution (greater
than 800x600) and 32bit color settings. Additionally, it is recommended that
a broad band internet service (cable or DSL) be used to view the site.
The site utilizes
ESRI's ArcIMS Software - a web based internet map service which allows the viewing
and manipulation of GIS data sets without the installation of GIS software on
client (user's) computers. In the current configuration, once accessed, the
site transfers an "applet" to the user's browser which enables the
browser to interact with the GIS data. The user may then use the available tools
to perform various actions such as zooming in/out, panning, turning layers on
and off, and even printing. The data viewed in the map portion of the browser
is a JPG rendering of the GIS data processed and then sent to the user's browser
through the internet. Each action taken by the user which results in changes
to the map display causes a "new" image to be generated and sent to
USING THE SITE:
- Click the available link on this page and a new browser
will be opened. If you have third-party software program often referred to
as a "pop-up ad blocker" you may need to be prepared to disable
it. These ad blocker programs often work by limiting the number of browser
windows you have open and will prevent the opening of the IMS website. The
transfer of the applet and the initial access to the page may take some time,
during which the activity indicator in the upper right corner of the browser
may "not" be active. Please be patient, if there is a problem with
the site, the error should appear within a few seconds. On slow internet connections
the initial loading of the page may exceed 30 seconds or more.
- Map controls are on the left side of the browser and
include many common items. Placing your mouse cursor over the tool will result
in the description of that tool at the bottom of the browser window. Please
note, though some tools are available, their functionally is dependent upon
the GIS data layers illustrated on the right side of the browser page.
- GIS data layers and imagery are listed on the right side
of the browser. You should take note of the "Visible and Active"
columns. You may turn layers on and off by checking or un-checking the "Visible"
box and then clicking "Refresh Map." Some of the map tools and controls
require that a layer be "active." Clicking in the active "circle"
will make that layer the current "active" layer. Functions such
as find, buffer, and identify require and active layer.
- Some layers such as the imagery and aerial photography
are very large data files and require extensive processing therefore they
are only visible when zoomed in at fine scales. Also some features such as
building names and labels are also scale dependent and will only be visible
when zoomed into or below that scale.
- Do not use any browser window functions such as the back
and forward buttons to interact with the website. The browser window that
opens will have those buttons removed but some internet capable keyboards
and or mice may still have those functions. Only use the "refresh map"
button and the provide navigation tools. Use of other browser functions may
require the reloading of the webpage.
- Please understand that every action
taken that changes the map will result in a "new" image appearing.
This process results in a request being made by the user's computer "to"
the IMS server, the IMS server processing the request and generating a new
image, and then the new image being sent via the internet back to the user's
browser. The duration of this process can vary dramatically depending on IMS
server loads and internet connection speeds.
to continue and open the ArcIMS page.