The diagram on the facing page provides a high-level overview of how the four components work together after installation. Each component is described in more detail in the next four topics of this chapter.
Infrastructure Studio and the Infrastructure Map Server viewers are client applications of Infrastructure Map Server. Requests coming from these clients, and from the other client applications that you develop using the API, go to the Web Server Extension by means of HTTP protocol. The WebAgent component of the Web Server Extension processes the requests and forwards them on to Infrastructure Map Server. When you start Infrastructure Studio, you enter the name or the IP address of the web server that is hosting the Web Server Extension. For example, http://220.127.116.11/mapserver2012
When it receives a request, Infrastructure Map Server accesses the resources stored in the resource repository, builds and renders the map as a static image for the viewer, and returns it to the Web Extensions, which in turn send it back to the client.
Infrastructure Studio has the Infrastructure Map Server viewers built into it. The viewers display the rendered data onscreen and manages the layers and other properties of the data returned from the server.
The four components of Infrastructure Map Server