[OSGeo-Discuss] Best tool, shapefile to png, web
cholmes at opengeo.org
Mon Aug 16 18:54:15 EDT 2010
Thanks for the OpenGeo Suite shout out, but at 250 megs for the
download, installing a full database and webserver, I think it's about
the furthest thing from "light" on this list.
Hoping to get it to the point where it's a cloud deployment and you
could just make what you want to do a handful of api calls, but we're
not quite there yet.
On 8/16/10 6:35 PM, Noli Sicad wrote:
> You want "light" and easy to start developing your WMS in Windows or in Linux.
> Get OpenGeo Suite.
> # PostGIS
> # GeoServer
> # GeoWebCache
> # OpenLayers
> # GeoExt
> 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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