[OSGeo-Discuss] offline maps

carlos sousa springaleek at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 09:33:42 PST 2010

Hello Ian and Kishor,

It's strange you refer to google's TOS, which kinda reminds me of
microsofts agreements on the stickers of original software, you have
to buy but is never yours.
To run around with the data in your cache isn't illegal? Anyways, I
was wondering about other kinds of data freely available on the net,
like yahoo's, usgs, nasa, etc.
Aerial photographs that lie around the net are scarce but theres a
large repository of ground based and altitude information that I don't
know how to use and Kishor's solution is really cool but out of the
reach of the non scientific realm, and for you average geek.
Regarding geoserver, it's that easy to roll out tiff's at it because I
have several free tif's and other generated from gdal's merge feature
that he simply refuses to serve as wms.
By the way I do use opengeo's and gisvm's solution for single laptop
access to wms served data.
Another problem is that there are alot of images that aren't georenferenced.

Thanks for sharing your ideas.


On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Ian Turton <ijturton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM, carlos sousa <springaleek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Install GeoServer and GWC and add all your data as usual and all will be fine.
> A more complex approach is to install GeoServer 2.1 and cascade the
> WMS you usually use through GWC and make sure to visit all the main
> areas of interest you might want to see later before you leave the
> network and every thing will be in the cache. This might even work
> with a slow link back to base to fill in any new areas you visit.
> Ian
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