[OpenLayers-Users] Just a simple php script instead of WFS server ?

Matt Kenny matthewkenny at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 17:37:10 EDT 2009

I've had a need to recently do just that. I just create a GeoJSON object and
pass those values into an OpenLayers.Layer.Vector I've got an example that
you can view here:


Here is an example output of a PHP script generating geoJSON from a MySQL


Take care,

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 2:20 PM, Heidt, Christopher M. <
CHRISTOPHER.M.HEIDT at saic.com> wrote:

> Yes, I and many others do this very thing.
> You just need to get the data in a format reconizable to openlayers, and
> then insert it.
> There are many combinations of ways to do this.
> For one of my apps I fetch wkt and use openlayers wtk parser to convert
> those into features
> and then its as simple as layer.addFeatures(myFeatures)
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> On Behalf Of darrepac
> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 5:08 PM
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> Subject: [OpenLayers-Users] Just a simple php script instead of WFS
> server ?
> Hi,
> I have an openlayers loading a GeoJson file locally (=on client side).
> This file is heavy and I want to avoid to load it locally.
> The perfect solution would probably be a WFS server to serve my features
> but I would prefer a lighter and easier solution (I am lost in tool like
> Geoserver and just get the feeling that it is too big for me and my
> usage).
> Is there not a way to build a small php script to serve my features from
> the GeoJson or GML and read in Openlayers through
> OpenLayers.Protocol.HTTP ?
> Such php script, on server side, should implement the maxfeatures and/or
> bbox query in order to load just the needed features.
> Does such php script (or very very very simple WFS server) exist?
> thanks
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