[mapserver-users] National basemap data - WMS service
BLC at JUB.com
Mon Jul 7 15:37:01 EDT 2008
Thanks for the great suggestion. We have looked at this but we will
need something that can go to a much larger scale.
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[mailto:mapserver-users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of percy
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:11 AM
To: Bruce Cheney
Subject: Re: [mapserver-users] National basemap data - WMS service
You might be able to get what you need from the USGS' National Map
http://nationalmap.gov/ Depends on what scale you need...
Bruce Cheney wrote:
> I have been trying to hunt down a good US national basemap to use
> through mapserver, preferably a WMS service (unless there is a better
> option). Alternatively I am also looking to put together our own
> national basemap to use. I assume some of you have already been down
> this road so maybe can help.
> Here is where I have made it so far but I am struggling to find the
> good solution. Google, Yahoo, etc would require an annual fee (not
> cheap) to connect to their data (because parts of our site would make
> money even if it is not the maps). I am still trying to find out if
> they will give permission to connect as a WMS service. From this user
> group I get the impression that that might not happen. If we couldn't
> use WMS then we would have to connect through something like
> openlayers (still requiring the annual fee from the provider).
> If we try to create our own basemap, so far TIGER looks like it has
> the most accurate roads, water features, etc. But the data all is
> chunked out by the county. That could get hairy to put together in
> one and troublesome to load the proper layers if left separate. Not
> to mention the size might require a small server farm.
> Is there a better WMS connection we could use?
> Is there a better basemap option?
> Is there a way to connect to OpenStreetMap (I couldn't find one)?
> Will I have hair left when I solve this problem?
> Thanks all for any help you can give.
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