GLG Toolkit Download: Demos and Community Edition

The download of the Demo Version of the GLG Toolkit is available for various Windows and UNIX platforms and contains the following items: Note: Drawings created using the Community Edition can not be used in the production version of the Toolkit. To request an Evaluation Copy of the production version, click here.

Click here to
download demos and the Community Edition of the GLG Toolkit.
Click here for Windows installation instructions and README file.
Click here for Unix installation instructions
and README file.
Click here for the GLG Map Server
README file.
Click here to browse online documentation and FAQs.
Click here to view the Community Edition License.
Click here to request an Evaluation Copy.


The C/C++ demos include executables, drawings and demos' source code and are located in the glg/DEMOS directory. The following demos are provided:

  • main_demo               Contains several integrated demos
  • aircombat                  Aircombat Simulation demo
  • airtraffic                     Air Traffic Control demo
  • diagram                     Diagram Editor and Process Diagram demos
  • gis_demo                  Map Server Air Traffic demo
  • graph_layout             Graph Layout demo
  • map_demo                Vector Map demo
  • process_demo          Source code of the Process Control demo used in the integrated main demo.
  • realtime_stripchart    Real-Time Strip-Chart demo
  • SCADA_viewer          An example of a multi-screen SCADA viewer.

To run a demo in a Unix environment, download and install the demos, change to the demo's directory and run the demo's executable.

To run a demo on Windows, download and install the demos, then double click on the demo's icon.

Click here to download the demos.
Click here for Windows installation instructions.
Click here for Unix installation instructions.

You can also obtain a free Evaluation Copy of the GLG Toolkit. The Evaluation Copy  contains C/C++ coding examples as well as the GLG C/C++ library, which can be used to compile the demos or develop a prototype application. Click here to request a free Evaluation Copy.


The Java demos are located in the glg/DEMOS/java_demos directory and include the source code, drawings and JAR files to run the demos. The Community Edition of the GLG JAR file is provided to run the demos. The demos may be run locally, as applets in a browser or standalone.

The AJAX Demos are located in the examples_jsp/glg_demos directory, which may be copied to any Java Application Server (such as Tomcat) to run the demos.

Click here to run online demos.
Click here to
download the demos.
Click here for Windows installation instructions.
Click here for Unix installation instructions.
Click here for instructions on running Java demos locally.


Includes the Community Edition of the following components:
The Community Edition includes all GLG components and deployment options for cross-platform deployment, such as C/C++ Libraries for Windows and Linux/Unix, GLG Class Library for Java and web deployment, as well as the GLG Graphics Server for mobile deployment using AJAX and JSP. A GLG application may be deployed on the web using a client-side Java Applet. On mobile devices with no Java, it may be deployed using the server-side JSP Servlet.

On Windows, an ActiveX Control is also provided for use with the C++, C# and VB.NET.

The Community Edition also includes the GLG Map Server, which may be used as a stand-alone web-based GIS map server. The integrated GLG GIS Object may be used to embed dynamic maps into GLG drawings and applications, as shown in the demos.

Click here to download the Community Edition of the GLG Toolkit.
Click here for Windows installation instructions and README file.
Click here for Unix/Linux installation instructions and README file.
Click here for the GLG Map Server README file.
Click here to browse online documentation and FAQs.
Click here to view the Community Edition License.

Click here for more information on the Community Edition of the GLG Toolkit.
Click here
for more information on the Community Edition of the GLG Map Server.


These is the minimal download that contains only the Community Edition of the GLG Map Server and sample GIS dataset, without any other GLG components.

The GLG Graphics Builder included in the Community Edition of the GLG Toolkit may be used for rapid prototyping of the GLG Map Server. Consider downloading the Community Edition of the whole GLG Toolkit instead of these minimal download.

The GIS and AirTraffic online demos demonstrate the use of the GLG Map Server integrated in the GLG drawing via the GLG GIS Object.

Click here to download the Community Edition of the GLG Map Server.
Click here for the GLG Map Server README file.
Click here to browse online documentation and FAQs.
Click here to view the Community Edition License.

Click here for more information on the Community Edition of the GLG Map Server.


Windows Installation Instructions

When finished downloading, run the downloaded executable file and follow the installation instructions to install the GLG Toolkit. The installation process installs GLG Demos and the Community Edition of the GLG Toolkit.

UNIX/Linux Installation Instructions

The download includes GLG Demos and the Community Edition of the GLG Toolkit. The downloaded file is a gzip-compressed tar file. After downloading, unzip it and extract the files using the following commands: 

where filename.tar.gz is the name of the downloaded file.

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Click here to download documentation in the PDF format.

License, Terms and Conditions

Click here to view the License for the Community Edition of the GLG Toolkit.