wiki:mapping

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How can I add an interactive map to my web site?

Overview

Mapping involves a lot of concepts that are hard to put together by yourself. The solution proposed here uses different software programs for different functionality. There are lots of ways to do this.

Options

For serving maps: mapserver[0], geoserver[1], suas mapserver[2], openstreetmap[3], mapnik[4] This means that these programs can read mapping data files and create maps from them.

For presenting maps: ka-map[5], openlayers[6], worldkit[7], geomoose[8] This is software for creating layers of data, zooming in or out of a map, etc.

Data

Census folks have recently released updated data.

National atlas is another gov site. This one has great categories: transportation, water, people, history, etc.

Geo coding

http://geocoder.us/

RSS

Building the maps

The front end

Putting it all together

[0]http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/

[1]http://geoserver.org/

[2]http://www.easywms.com/easywms/?q=en/suas

[3]http://www.openstreetmap.org/

[4]http://mapnik.org

[5]http://ka-map.maptools.org/

[6]http://www.openlayers.org/

[7]http://worldkit.org/

[8]http://www.geomoose.org/moose/