[OSGeo-Discuss] offline maps

carlos sousa springaleek at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 08:59:20 PST 2010

Hello and thanks for your help, but thats kinda blunt, throw
everything into the laptop and call it bigfatmaprepository. Is it
possible to detail a bit the software used and what kind of rasters
there are in the repository.


On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM, P Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:58 AM, carlos sousa <springaleek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello OSGEO enthusiasts
>> I would like to create, starting from the point where hard disk space
>> is not a problem, a repository of raster maps that can be accessible
>> offline, when for exemple, we have to go to the field and do
>> georeference tagging and mapping.
>> When in the field, there is no broadband internet or it's limited to
>> 2.5G communication which is very slow, even for the best OGC server
>> available.
> Assuming you have a laptop, why not just install whatever you want on
> it and point your browser to http://localhost/mybigfatmaprepository/
> I have MapServer, Apache, PostGIS/PostGres, Perl, PDL, OpenLayers,
> jQuery and just about everything else installed on my 4.5 lbs MacBook.
> I have a little snippet of code in my application so I can turn Google
> Maps "on" or "off" as needed before I even launch my programs (I use
> Google Maps terrain maps as a base layer). I even have the
> documentation for all these programs installed in html form, heck,
> even minicpan. No need for Internet at all. The only thing I can
> continue to have is unlimited power, but as long as I can turn my
> computer on, I can get to all my data. No Internet, no x.5G, no
> problem.
>> So, the ideia is to have a repository of maps, like the terrain maps
>> offered online by google, for exemple, but I dont like the ideia of
>> using the cache of google earth since all my work is done with QGIS
>> and Geoserver.
>> I know of some programs that are trial based that can do this but the
>> images dont have any type of projection information with them.
>> I end up with a bunch of images that cant be layed out on my current
>> projection system.
>> Is there a way of doing some kind of work with qgis in order to get
>> this done correctly?
>> Thanks for any kind of help.
>> Carlos Sousa
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