[OSGeo-Discuss] easiest setup on Windows

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Dec 15 09:18:32 PST 2016

This is exactly where MS4W shines: it includes Apache, MapServer, GDAL, 
all of the scripting plugins (for PHP, Python, etc.), but most 
importantly it includes 60+ working example configuration files 
("mapfiles") for connecting to your data, including a working 
OpenLayers3 mapfile.  Check it out at http://ms4w.com


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

On 2016-12-15 12:46 PM, P Kishor wrote:
> hello OSGeo,
> I am helping some friends migrate their work to a real GIS (from a hodgepodge of AutoCad and MS-Excel spreadsheets). Unfortunately, for me, they use Windows (the last time I used Windows was 1997). I will try and convince them to start using some kind of Linux, at least for their geospatial needs, but assuming I can’t, what is the easiest way to get them started with web mapping?
> Fwiw, I am installing PostGIS for them and outfitting them with QGIS. So, the desktop/datastore part is covered. But I don’t have time to build a full fledged Leaflet app. Is there something I can install on a Windows machine that will read data from PostGIS and serve it on the web, and allow some level of customization of the interface?
> (Sadly, I don’t even know what version of Windows they are using, but I recall it had a lot of bouncy windows so it must be one of the newer versions.)
> Many thanks in advance,
> --
> Puneet Kishor
> Just Another Creative Commoner
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