[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Layers

Bob Pawley rjpawley at shaw.ca
Tue Sep 2 15:21:20 PDT 2008


I am attempting to establish Mapserver.

One of the tests to see that Mapserver is running is to query the version 
through the command line. This was successful.

Another test is to send http://your.domain.name/cgi-bin/ms4/mapserv.exe .

I've tried 'localhost', 'localhost.localdomain' and 
'localhost.localdomain.apache' with no luck.

Can someone suggest a solution. As you can see I'm new to this.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fawcett, David" <David.Fawcett at state.mn.us>
To: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 2:30 PM
Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Layers

OpenLayers could consume the PostGIS data through MapServer, served
either as a WMS/WFS or as a direct MapServer call.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Miles Fidelman
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:07 PM
To: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Layers

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
Traverse Technologies
145 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA  02111
mfidelman at traversetechnologies.com

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