[Mapserver-users] Simple Application

Tyler Mitchell TMitchell at lignum.com
Mon May 31 12:22:08 EDT 2004

>From a data perspective there are some great world images out there, this 
one was easy to get working:
ftp://ftp.glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/esdi/raster/ - file: topo8.tif

I have a bunch of other global files that others on the list have 
provided.  I can make these available, but it's going to have to wait a 
couple weeks when I'm back in the office.


mapserver-users-admin at lists.gis.umn.edu wrote on 05/31/2004 08:43:25 AM:

> Hi All
> I think to many this would be a simple task but I would like some 
> suggestions about the best path to follow for the following.
> All on RH Linux
> I have a list of objects in a mysql database.  I can add the 
> starting and ending Long/Lat into that database for each object.
> I want to show a Map (mapserver) and as you Pan or move I want to be
> able activate a Query with returns the current location.  Then 
> lookup the matching objects in the mysql table.  I think this will 
> be done by calls in the other application.
> The mysql table is part of another application and with thousands of
> records I don’t with to duplicate them is possible.
> So is the Itasca a good place to start from?
> I would start with a world map and drill down to country, most 
> likely Australia. Then click button to find objects which contain this 
> The detail of the maps is for assisting in the search not to look at
> all the layers (at this point).
> So what type of maps and images would you recommend?
> Thank you
> Andrew Rich

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