Steve.Lime at DNR.STATE.MN.US
Mon Oct 1 15:57:40 EDT 2007
Lot's of options here. If you just need an image centered on a location, perhaps with
a marker at that location then MapServer will work nicely. You would simply embed the
coordinates for a given record into a standard MapServer URL. For example:
This just drops a dot on a reference map. Same things could be done at a much higher
resolution IF you have the data. Of course, you'd have to style the data as appropriate.
If you wanted an embedded application then either Google Maps or OpenLayers backed
by MapServer or something like that would work. The advantage of Google Maps is that
you don't have to worry about the data or base cartography.
>>> On 10/1/2007 at 4:39 PM, in message
<IDEIJMPMEHELIOAENPCFEEJHCAAA.john at waterworkslms.com>, John Brown
<john at WATERWORKSLMS.COM> wrote:
> I have created an application that collects GPS coordinates. I are looking
> for a web service that will allow us to provide web based maps that show the
> location. For instance, we can provide a list of coordinates collected and,
> if the user clicks on a particular member of the list, WE WANT TO "provide a
> map showing that specific location". We need resolution that would enable
> building and street recognition. We utilize Linux servers and PHP. Open
> source is the best when available!
> Can anyone reccomend a technology / web service I can use to provide these
> Thanks, John Brown
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