Changes between Version 10 and Version 11 of mapping


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Timestamp:
Apr 29, 2008, 11:55:10 AM (14 years ago)
Author:
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
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    1212The Map Server's job is to read mapping data files and create maps from them (explain more...)
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    14 MFPL offers mapserver for all members. Please post a [/newticket ticket] to request access to the map server.
     14MFPL offers [http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/ mapserver] for all members. Please [/newticket post a ticket] to request access to the map server.
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    1616To get started with our mapserver, you will need to ...
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    18 Other map servers include: geoserver[1], suas mapserver[2], openstreetmap[3], mapnik[4].
     18Other map servers include: [http://geoserver.org/ geoserver], [http://www.easywms.com/easywms/?q=en/suas suas mapserver], [http://www.openstreetmap.org/ openstreetmap], [http://mapnik.org mapnik].
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    2020=== Data ===
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    22 FIXME: I don't understand what this data is or what you do with it. Is it data that you need to give to the map server? I think I'm missing a conceptual piece here.
     22''FIXME: I don't understand what this data is or what you do with it. Is it data that you need to give to the map server? I think I'm missing a conceptual piece here.''
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    2424[http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles/national-files Census] folks have recently released updated data.
     
    3232http://geocoder.us/ - Geocoding site that lets you look up one address at a time. Their sourcecode is available, if one was interested in offering this service.
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    34 http://www.batchgeocode.com/ Geocode multiple addresses on one site. Uses the Yahoo geocoding API[9]
     34http://www.batchgeocode.com/ Geocode multiple addresses on one site. Uses the [http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html Yahoo geocoding API]
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    3636=== RSS ===
     
    3838You will need to publish your geo-coded data in a way that your map front end can access it. RSS is one way to do that.
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    40 [http://georss.org/ GeoRSS] is simple proposal for RSS feeds to also be described by location[10]
     40[http://georss.org/ GeoRSS] is simple proposal for RSS feeds to also be [http://www.georss.org/overview.html described by location]
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    4242=== The front end ===
     
    4444Finally, you will need a front-end that reads your address/geo-coded points, requests the map from the map server, and displays the result to the end-user. This is software for creating layers of data, zooming in or out of a map, etc.
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    46 MFPL recommends openlayers. To use openlayers...
     46MFPL recommends [http://www.openlayers.org/ openlayers]. To use openlayers...
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    48 Other software includes: ka-map[5], worldkit[7], geomoose[8]
     48Other software includes: [http://ka-map.maptools.org/ ka-map], [http://worldkit.org/ worldkit], [http://www.geomoose.org/moose/ geomoose]
    4949
    5050== Notes and discussion ==
     
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    5454Ka-boom seemed to be the best choice for a front end, mainly because it has a tiling mechanism that allows for smooth scrolling inside a map. I ended up choosing openlayers because it allowed me to plot points on a map using GeoRSS feeds. Worldkit is an easy to use flash-based mapping program. Nice, but I do not like flash. Geomoose is intriguing, with their focus on separating the layers of info from the map itself. I found it late in the game, so it needs more looking at.
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    56 [0]http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/
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    58 [1]http://geoserver.org/
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    60 [2]http://www.easywms.com/easywms/?q=en/suas
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    62 [3]http://www.openstreetmap.org/
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    64 [4]http://mapnik.org
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    66 [5]http://ka-map.maptools.org/
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    68 [6]http://www.openlayers.org/
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    70 [7]http://worldkit.org/
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    72 [8]http://www.geomoose.org/moose/
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    74 [9]http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html
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    76 [10]http://www.georss.org/overview.html