New User - What to start with: Unix or Windows
jmckenna at DMSOLUTIONS.CA
Sun Jan 22 09:50:24 EST 2006
For a new user here's what I recommend:
a) try styling the MapServer map (called a .map file) right in ArcGIS with the Amein! extension: http://sourceforge.net/projects/avein/
If you have ArcView 3.x use the GIX export tool (http://gix.sourceforge.net/) to export your View as a .map file.
Otherwise you will be styling your data in a text editor (most of us do that but it's not easy for a beginner)
b) If you're on Windows, use MS4W (http://www.maptools.org/ms4w) - it will get you going easy.
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Maggie Ma <id_maggie at YAHOO.COM>
> Subject: [UMN_MAPSERVER-USERS] New User - What to start with: Unix or Windows
> Sent: 21 Jan '06 15:59
> Dear all,
> I am a new user of MapServer. I have been using ArcGIS desktop for a few
> years. Now I want to do some online mapping. I just start to look into
> MapServer. And I need your input on whether I should start with Unix or
> Windows MapServer.
> The concern is to do it right/the best from the very beginning. I am not
> afraid of learning Linux/Unix. I know some basics. But since I have always
> been working with ArcGIS under Windows, I want to make sure that it worths
> it to switch. If it wont make much difference then I will just stay with
> So shall I go : Windows MapServer + Windows ArcGIS or Linux MapServer +
> Linux ArcGIS or even Linux MapServer + Windows ArcGIS?
> What's the best way to start?
> Thank you very much in advance for any suggestions and thoughts!
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