[OpenLayers-Dev] How do metacarta provide the VPF feed?

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Thu Apr 23 20:37:12 EDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 05:01:36PM -0400, Schuyler Erle wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-04-23 at 21:02 +0100, Ian Mayo wrote:
> > Does anybody here know how metacarta produce this WMS layer?  I'm
> > familiar with VPF, but a google search indicates that the GeoServer
> > VPF implementation is a little dodgy - so I presume they're either not
> > using GeoServer or not using the native VPF viewer.
> It's rendered with MapServer, backed by GDAL/OGR and OGDI. I think I
> wrote the map file for it when I was working there, unless my memory is
> seriously distorted. 

No serious distortion. 

> They've probably tweaked it since. 

Not a bit.

> For example, I don't remember if we use ogr2ogr to convert the VPF
> data to Shapefile, or whether it reads the VPF data directly.

Neither :) The data was originally converted (before either of our time,
I believe) using now-defunct binary only ogdi tools. 

-- Chris

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