Interactive Map Viewer as GUI-Frontend to a Highend Mapserver
To the 'official' JMapDesk website with documentation.
JMapDesk is a Java-Swing application to the UMN MapServer on the base of the shp2img tools (FWTools) similar to Sourcepole's Mapdesk. The UMN MapServer is a well known online map server software. MapServer is being configured through a so called Mapfile. Now often it is easier to test a Mapfile locally without need to be connected to a server all the time. This is what JMapDesk offers.