[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Layers

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at traversetechnologies.com
Tue Sep 2 14:07:24 PDT 2008

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> Bob Pawley wrote:
>> Hi
>> I am looking at Open Layers to display Postgis data.
>> I have a couple of questions to start.
>> - Can Open Layers connect directly to Postgis or does it require other
>> software?
>> - Is there documentation that shows how to make the connections and put
>> the system together??
didn't see any detailed answer to this, so...

I believe that Open Layers needs to talk to a WMS or WFS service, rather 
than directly executing SQL against a datatabase (PostGIS or otherwise).

A pretty standard configuration is to run Geoserver (geoserver.org) w/ 
postgis.  Mapserver (mapserver.gis.umn.edu) might be another option.

Miles R. Fidelman, Director of Government Programs
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