[OpenLayers-Dev] Loading Shapefiles

Alexandre Dubé adube at mapgears.com
Wed Aug 22 06:14:31 PDT 2012

Hi Hari,

   Please, use the 'Users' mailing list.  This one is more 
development-oriented and has topics such as new features, bug fixes and 
other dev-oriented discussions.  Yours is more about how to use the 

   You need server that sits in front of your shapefiles that OpenLayers 
can then query for it to return map images.  This is called a Web Map 
Service [WMS].  There's plenty of OpenSource softwares that provides WMS 
support, such as [GeoServer], [MapServer], and more.  Each has their own 
documentations, examples, tutorials and users mailing lists, so feel 
free to ask questions there.



[WMS] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Map_Service
[GeoServer] http://geoserver.org/display/GEOS/Welcome
[MapServer] http://www.mapserver.org/

On 12-08-22 08:37 AM, Harikumar Muralee wrote:
> Hi,
> Iam a beginner in OpenLayers.All I want is to display some shapefiles on web
> as a Asp.net web application.Requirements are
> Need to show multiple layers and on click of each layer,need to display its
> details.
> My input is a set of shapefiles.Please guide me in detail how to accomplish
> these.
> If I am using OpenLayers.Layer.WMS,from where I can get the relevant maps.My
> application is
> for displaying maps of small cities and towns.
> Thanks in Advance
> Hari
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Alexandre Dubé

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