[mapserver-users] map server a tile server

Bob Basques Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Tue Jul 26 16:22:51 EDT 2011


Think of MapServer as a Map rendering Engine. 

Tile services can be consumed by a MapServer instance.  MapServer can render a single tile from many smaller one, and/or request tiles from a tile collection or service to fill a Bound Box of interest for the user. 

MapServer can also reproject data from one coordinate system to another on the fly during the request process. 

OpenLayers (and other Clients, like GeoMoose, MapFish, etc,) act as a User client to make the requests of Mapserver for display. 


>>> jk <jk.chen at sdl.usu.edu> wrote:


I'm not very clear about the concept of map server v.s. tile server. Can a
map server be used as a mip server? Is that a normal way of doing tile

Here is what I have,

I have a collection of NATIF files that I need to serve them in a map client
(in OpenLayers, via WMS), sevring these cadrg files as base map. In other
words, these CADRG files together is  the base map. Clients will zoom, in
and out, pam, and so on.

How do I make a base map? Use Map Server? Use gdaltinex commnad? shpe file?
And, I need it to serve with WMS commands

Anyone please help with your idea.



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