[OSGeo-Discuss] easiest setup on Windows

Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Thu Dec 15 09:31:07 PST 2016


I’ll second Brent and Jeff on the MS4W/GeoMOOSE approach.

With those two packages installed you end up with a fully functional demo which can be used as a reference to set up their local data.

And once you have it working in Windows, you will be in a much better position to examine moving things to a LINUX distro down the road if that’s still the desire.  Either way, you/they will find it easier to climb the learning curve with this approach, regardless of the long term solution you/they want to end up at.


On Dec 15, 2016, at 11:16 AM, Brent Fraser <bfraser at geoanalytic.com<mailto:bfraser at geoanalytic.com>> wrote:


 To get them started, have a look at MS4W and Geomoose.  MS4w is a Windows friendly install of apache, mapserver, etc.  Geomoose is an easy to customize (edit a little XML and a map file) implementation of OpenLayers with a great demo web app and integrated with MS4W.



Best Regards,
Brent Fraser

On 12/15/2016 9:46 AM, 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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