[mapserver-dev] [mapserver-users] Accessing images from remote servers

Ian Walberg ian.walberg at airborne.aero
Wed Oct 3 10:00:41 PDT 2012


We are reviewing the options as part of this exercise but at the moment we were hoping to use http which was why WMS and WFS seemed appealing.

I am not familiar with FUSE mounted directories but I assume this would allow us to see the remote server as if it was in the local filesystem?



-----Original Message-----
From: thomas bonfort [mailto:thomas.bonfort at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:23 AM
To: Ian Walberg
Cc: mapserver-users at lists.osgeo.org; mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [mapserver-users] Accessing images from remote servers

What mechanism were you considering to access the remote data? Plain
tileindexes+shapefiles on a FUSE mounted directory should be
completely transparent from mapserver, and you get to choose which fuse mechanism to use to do the network mounting.


On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Ian Walberg <ian.walberg at airborne.aero> wrote:
> Hello list,
> We need to build a mapserver application which is running on multiple 
> devices with limited local storage, because of this the imagery will 
> have to be  on a separate server.
> The application we have today runs on a single server and we access 
> the imagery using tileindex shapefiles.
> So the question is when we move everything but the imagery to the 
> individual devices can we access the imagery tileindex shapfiles 
> remotely? We currently limited experience of the WMS and WFS 
> interfaces but from a quick look these do not seem to allow us to 
> access the tileindex as we do locally.
> Hope this makes sense and I look forward to some suggestions.
> Many thanks
> Ian
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