[postgis-users] creating image from data in PostGIS

James Marca jmarca at translab.its.uci.edu
Thu Nov 18 15:17:56 PST 2004

Or you could roll your own, as I did, using Perl---Perl Data Language,
Class::DBI, GD and/or Image::Magick.  I found mapserver to be a bit
limiting for my needs.

As you say you're 'new', I don't think you're interested in rolling
your own plotter.  But if you are, I can post a few more details on
how I do it.


At approximately Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 10:07:49PM -0800, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Hook up mapserver (mapserver.gis.umn.edu) and use that. No better image 
> generator, and it does not have to be used over the internet.
> On 17-Nov-04, at 9:38 PM, Mei Joen wrote:
> >hi all,
> >i'm new.
> >i have a PostGIS database with some data. i'd like to
> >create an image (any format -- GIF, PNG, JPG etc) of
> >certain area/layer of the map.
> >could you please give a suggestion on the procedure?
> >
> >thank you very much.
> >-MJ

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