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3Protocol for geovis render server. 
5Commands take the general form of command and arguments using Tcl syntax and are
6terminated by a newline.  Some command arguments expect a Tcl list which can be
7sent by enclosing the list in curly braces to prevent the interpreter from
8splitting the list into multiple arguments.  Likewise, strings with spaces
9should be quoted or enclosed in curly braces.  In the documentation below,
10arguments are indicated by angle brackets and optional arguments are surrounded
11by question marks -- the brackets and question marks are not part of the
12protocol and should not be included in argument strings.  The arguments shown
13in angle brackets should be replaced with a string (where there are fixed
14choices this document indicates valid values by separating them with pipe
15symbols), a list in Tcl syntax, or a numeric value.  Boolean arguments can take
16the form of 0|1, true|false, or yes|no.  Since the protocol commands are
17executed in a Tcl interpreter, Tcl code such as math expressions in expr
18commands enclosed in square brackets are also allowed.  Since the interpreter
19is a "safe" interpreter, some Tcl commands that could cause security issues may
20not be available for use.
22When binary data is to be sent, it should follow the newline after a command
23that indicates incoming data including a byte count argument.
29== General scene and renderer commands ==
31camera delete <name>
32       Delete named viewpoint
33camera dist <distance>
34       Set camera distance from focal point
35camera get
36       Request camera parameters
37camera go <x> <y> <?zoomFactor?> <?duration?>
38       Move camera to new focal point.
39       <x>,<y> = Screen/mouse coordinates
40       <zoomFactor> = Zoom distance multiplier, 1.0=no zoom
41       <duration> = Duration of viewpoint move animation in seconds
42camera orient <quatW> <quatX> <quatY> <quatZ>
43       Set scene orientation using a quaternion
44camera pan <x> <y>
45       <x,y> viewport coordinates (window center at 0,0).  Positive x pan
46       means pan object to right (camera to left).  Positive y pan means
47       pan object down (camera up).  For example a pan of 0.5, 0.5 would
48       move the object center to the lower right corner of the window
49camera reset <?all?>
50       Option all resets orientation/rotation as well as pan/zoom/clip range
51camera restore <name> <?duration?>
52       Set viewpoint to a named viewpoint, with optional animation duration in
53       seconds
54camera rotate <x> <y>
55       Specify relative rotation in viewport coordinates
56camera save <name>
57       Save current viewpoint to a named viewpoint
58camera set <x> <y> <z> <heading> <pitch> <distance> <?duration?> <?srs?> <?vertDatum?>
59       Explicitly set camera parameters, with optional animation duration in
60       seconds
61       <x>, <y> = Map coordinates of focal point
62       <z> = Altitude of focal point (see vertDatum)
63       <heading> = Azimuth in degrees
64       <pitch> = Elevation in degrees
65       <distance> = Distance of camera from focal point in map units(?)
66       <srs> = coordinate system, defaults to map coordinate system
67       <vertDatum> = vertical datum for interpreting z coordinate
68camera throw <bool>
69       Enable/disable throw inertia for panning/rotating when using mouse events
70       through protocol
71camera zoom <y>
72       Specify zoom by viewport coordinates (i.e. normalized y mouse coords)
74clientinfo <list>
76colormap add <colorMapName> <colorMap>
77         (Re-)define a colormap.  If colorMapName doesn't exist, it is created,
78         otherwise the colormap is redefined and all users will be updated.
79         colorMap = Tcl list of {value r g b a} control points
80colormap define <colorMapName> <colorMap>
81         (Re-)define a colormap (same as 'add')
82colormap delete <?colorMapName?>
83colormap res <numberOfTableEntries>
84         Set the "resolution" or number of lookup table entries in the colormap
85         <numberOfTableEntries> = integer or "default"
87renderer render
88         Force a new image to be rendered
90screen bgcolor <r> <g> <b>
91screen coords <token> <coordList> <?srs?> <?verticalDatum?>
92       Transate map coordinates to screen/mouse coordinates.
93       <token> - String token, included in response
94       <coordList> - A list of x,y,z map coordinates.  If <srs> is not given,
95       these are in the map's coordinate system.
96       <srs> - Optional horizontal srs init string for coordinate system of
97       x,y,z
98       <verticalDatum> - Optional vertical srs init string for coordinate system
99       of x,y,z
100screen size <width> <height>
102== Mouse and Keyboard Events ==
104key press <key>
105key release <key>
107mouse click <button> <x> <y>
108mouse dblclick <button> <x> <y>
109mouse drag <button> <x> <y>
110mouse motion <x> <y>
111mouse release <button> <x> <y>
112mouse scroll <direction>
114== Map Commands ==
116map attrib <string>
117    <string> - Attribution/copyright to display in corner of map
119map coords <token> <coordList> <?srs?> <?verticalDatum?>
120    Translate screen/mouse coordinates into map coordinates.
121    <token> - String token, included in response
122    <coordList> - A list of x,y screen/mouse coordinates
123    <srs> - Optional horizontal srs init string for coordinate system to return
124    <verticalDatum> - Optional vertical srs init string for coordinate system to
125    return
127map grid <bool> <?type?>
128    Toggle graticule and set type
129    <type> = geodetic|utm|mgrs
131General form:
132map layer add <layerName> <type> <driver> <url> ...
133    <type> = image|elevation|line|point|polygon|text
134    <driver> = colorramp|debug|gdal|tms|wms|xyz
136Specific image layer types:
137map layer add <layerName> image colorramp <url> <cache> <elevdriver> <profile> <colormapName>
138    Add a colormapped image layer from a file or URL
139    <url> = URL of source
140    <cache> = bool indicating if tiles should be cached on disk
141    <elevdriver> = Elevation driver to read source
142    <profile> = profile of source
143    <colormapName> = Name of colormap
144map layer add <layerName> image gdal <url> <cache>
145    Add a GDAL image layer from a file or URL
146map layer add <layerName> image wms <url> <cache> <layers> <format> <transparent>
147    Add a WMS image layer from a URL + layer string
148    <url> = URL of WMS service
149    <cache> = bool indicating if tiles should be cached on disk
150    <layers> = layers string for WMS server
151    <format> = Image format to return (e.g. 'png')
152    <transparent> = bool
153map layer add <layerName> image tms <url> <cache>
154    Add a TMS image layer from a URL
155    <url> = URL of TMS service
156    <cache> = bool indicating if tiles should be cached on disk
157map layer add <layerName> image xyz <urlPattern> <cache>
158    Add an image layer from a web map using a template URL
159    <cache> = bool indicating if tiles should be cached on disk
161Elevation layers:
162map layer add <layerName> elevation <driver> <url>
163    Add an elevation image layer from a file or URL
164    <driver> = gdal|tms|wms
166Feature/model layers:
167map layer add <layerName> point <url> <r> <g> <b> <size>
168    Add a point feature layer from a file or URL
169map layer add <layerName> polygon <url> <r> <g> <b> <width>
170    Add a polygon feature layer from a file or URL
171map layer add <layerName> line <url> <r> <g> <b> <width>
172    Add a line feature layer from a file or URL
173map layer add <layerName> text <url> <content> <priority> <fgR> <fgG> <fgB> <bgR> <bgG> <bgB> <haloWidth> <fontSize> <removeDupes> <declutter> <visibilityRangeMin> <visibilityRangeMax>
174    Add a text symbol layer from a file or URL
176map layer delete <layerName>
177map layer opacity <opacity> <layerName>
178map layer move <pos> <layerName>
179map layer visible <bool> <layerName>
181map load data follows <nbytes>
182    Send an .earth file over the wire
183map load file <path>
184    Load an .earth file from a filesystem mounted on the server
185map load url <url>
186    Load an .earth file from a network address
188map posdisp <bool> <?format?> <?precision?>
189    Toggle coordinate/position display, set format and precision
190    <format> = latlong_decimal_degrees|latlong_degrees_decimal_minutes|
191               latlong_degrees_minutes_seconds|mgrs
192    <precision> = integer number of digits to display
194map reset <type> <r> <g> <b> <?profile?> <?xmin?> <?ymin?> <?xmax?> <?ymax?>
195    Clear the scene and rebuild a new map from scratch.  When resetting the
196    map to geocentric, a profile and extents should be omitted.  When the map
197    type is projected, the profile is required and extents are optional.
198    <type> = geocentric|projected
199    <r>,<g>,<b> - Background color red, green and blue components [0,1]
200    <profile> = Well known profile string, e.g. 'global-geodetic',
201    'global-mercator'.  If specifying bounds (i.e. not global), use 'geodetic'
202    or 'spherical-mercator' or an SRS init string (such as an EPSG code)
203    xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax = map bounds (in profile projection/units)
205map scalebar <bool> <?units?>
206    Toggle scale label/bar
207    <units> = meters|feet|us_survey_feet|nautical_miles
208map setpos <x> <y>
209    Set the coordinate/position display based on mouse coordinates
210map terrain edges <bool>
211    *Not currently implemented*
212map terrain lighting <bool>
213map terrain linecolor <r> <g> <b>
214    *Not currently implemented*
215map terrain vertscale <val>
216    Set scale factor for terrain height
217map terrain wireframe <bool>
218map time <?hours?> <?day?> <?month?> <?year?>
219    Set ephemeris time for sky.  When args are omitted, set to current time.
220    Time is interpreted as UTC.
225nv>image -type image -bytes <nbytes>
226  <binary RGB data>
227nv>legend <colormapName> <rmin> <rmax> <nbytes>
228  <binary RGB data>
229nv>map coords <token> <mapCoordList> <?srs?> <?verticalDatum?>
230   Reply to query of map coordinates from screen coordinates.  The mapCoordList
231   is a list of x,y,z map coordinates.  The srs of the map coordinates may be
232   included if not in map's native coordinate system.  NaN in the results
233   indicates off-map input coordinates.
234nv>screen coords <token> <screenCoordList>
235   Reply to query of screen coordinates from map coordinates.  The
236   screenCoordList is a list of x,y,z screen coordinates (z is the depth).  NaN
237   in the results indicates a point outside the view frustum or invalid input
238   map coordinate
239nv>ok -token <seqnum>
240   Reply indicated commands through <seqnum> (numbered beginning at 0) have been
241   processed, but no new image was rendered
243Error Replies:
245nv>viserror -bytes <nbytes>
246   <multi-line error string of nbytes>
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