[OpenLayers-Dev] Know of any offline datasets compatible with OpenLayers?

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Fri Nov 23 10:14:40 EST 2007

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 03:05:02PM +0000, Ian Mayo wrote:
> > > Overall, it seems the only way to get external data in is via cached
> > > WMS images.  So, the best I can think of is to "somehow" get a world
> > > vector shoreline dataset written as transparent-gif images in world
> > > wind data format, then display these images as a "higher" layer than
> > > any other image layers: thus overlaying a coastline.
> >
> > Er, yes. I'm not sure why you make it sound so speculative, though :)
> > Does the task sound unusual or difficult to you in some way?
> >
> > You can use the world freemap dataset:
> > ....
> So many new skills, so few evening hours....

:) I didn't say it would be *easy* -- but it shouldn't be complex. The
task at hand takes time, but it's not innovative: I don't expect you'll
run into too many problems.

Christopher Schmidt

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