[OSGeo-Discuss] Best tool, shapefile to png, web
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Mon Aug 16 18:35:43 EDT 2010
You want "light" and easy to start developing your WMS in Windows or in Linux.
Get OpenGeo Suite.
Recent version of the Community Edition is 2.1.2.
Read the WMS Benchmarking - August 16, 2010 (Today's Blog)
You want beautiful maps - Mapnik. OpenStreetMap (OSM) use Mapnik.
QuantunNik plugin in
QGIS can render Mapnik in QGis can produce beautiful png.
On 8/17/10, Mike Toews <mwtoews at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16 August 2010 13:41, Peter <webwiz at pl.net> wrote:
>> And theres something called mapserver which seems to be a complete
>> Sounds heavy.
> MapServer is not so much a complete server, as just a simple CGI
> executable (about a megabyte in size). You only need to craft a MAP
> file, which is a tricky text file telling the layer source and how it
> is stylized. You can connect to most things, including MySQL and
> Shapefiles. To get a PNG, you only need to POST a few parameters to
> the executable, and it sends you the image file back. You can also use
> it with MapScript for PHP or Python. There is lots of documentation
> and even a book.
>  http://mapserver.org/input/vector/mysql.html
>  http://mapserver.org/introduction.html
>  http://www.apress.com/book/view/1590594908
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