[OpenLayers-Users] Suggestion for hosting platform?
eric.lemoine at camptocamp.com
Fri Apr 16 12:50:12 EDT 2010
On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 3:54 PM, David Fawcett <david.fawcett at gmail.com> wrote:
> I sounds like OpenLayers with a WMS or TileCache or tiled WMS layer
> would work for you. Even if you used a pre-rendered tile backend, I
> believe that you could still send WMS getFeatureInfo requests to a WMS
> server (you would need to keep the data in sync though).
> If KaMap wasn't performing well for you, I don't think that just
> because KaMap was built on phpMapScript, you should assume that you
> will get the same performance from MapServer.
> MapServer can serve up WMS pretty well. You can look at a comparison
> of MapServer and GeoServer in the FOSS4G WMS shootout.
> The trick to serving any of this data quickly is making sure that you
> have pre-processed and optimized/indexed your data as much as possible
> to reduce the amount of processing that has to happen at the time of a
> request. As for MapServer vector data sources, I believe that the
> common thought is that shapefiles are still faster, but PostGIS
> performance has been significantly improved in the past few years. In
> cases where your data is more complex, you have more complicated
> filtering needs, or your data changes frequently, the flexibility of
> PostGIS is worth the small performance hit. MapServer also has
> support for SQL Server.
> If you are familiar with MapServer, you can use it to pre-render the
> tiles for your TileCache or WMS-T.
David, I guess you meant WMS-C, no?
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