[mapserver-users] Path profile...

Barend Köbben kobben at itc.nl
Sat Jun 5 11:05:28 EDT 2010


Mapserver is exactly what its name says: a server of maps. Therefore not the
right platform to do the kind of spatial  analysis you describe. The
analysis funcyionlity you describe could be realised in vaery many ways, in
any kind of GIS software (eg. GRASS, QGIS, if you want to stay in the Open
Source Domain). Or you could store the dtata serverside and write the
analysis logic yourself in php (its not that complicated an analysis).

Mapserver could of course be used if you need to show the results in the
form of a maps...


Barend Köbben
Senior Lecturer
ITC ­ University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and
Earth Observation
PO Box 6, 7500AA Enschede, The Netherlands
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On 04-06-10 21:14, "Gianni Olivieri" <gianni.olivieri at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hallo to all,
>    i'm a new subscriber of this mailing-list... I'd like to build a
> web service where an user insert two coordinates gps and the website
> give out a profile of path with altitude to see if there are
> visibility between the 2 given point....
> I've thinked to do this with map server... it's ok? I'm on the right way?
> I've already download some srtm maps in hgt format.
> I'd like to programm the client interface in php...
> For now I ask to you if this is the right way, if it's simple to query
> map server to collect the altitude of a path.
> For now is all.
> Best regards.
> --
> Gianni Olivieri
> gianni.olivieri at gmail.com
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