creating a streetmap
bthoen at GISNET.COM
Sat Feb 3 11:29:40 EST 2007
I think what you want to do is download a set of TIGER data (from US Census
Bureau - http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/index.html) for the
area/county of your area, and that will give you a vector layer of streets
with their names. If you can't get them as shapefiles directly, the ogr2ogr
conversion tool that comes with the GDAL package can convert TIGER to
Then just add that data set as a layer in your .MAP file. You can use the
shapefiles directly or import them into PostgreSQL and use them from there.
On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 02:38:26PM +0000, Hugo wrote:
> I've installed Apache 2 webserver, PHP 5.2, Mapserver 4.1, MapScript for PHP,
> PostgreSQL 8.2 and PostGIS, I've seen the demos and everything seems to work
> Ok, I want to create a streetmap from a smalltown, all I have is a bunch of
> aerial images (photos), and a small map on paper with the names of streets, etc.
> I really don't know how to start, what software do I need to use to create the
> map and to store the spatial data on a postgresql DB?, are any of these tools
> for windows (client) or just for Linux (on the server or client)?
> is .map the best format to work with in mapserver?
> just as extra information, I had a few classes on ArcCatalog and ArcMap, and as
> you can see, I didn't learn to much (just to make queries, to modify shapes, add
> layers, etc. not very useful stuff).
> Ok, if someone could explain this to me or provide useful links it will be
> greatly appreciated.
> thank you very much!
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