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. This page provides a survey of the different opensource tools available to do this work.

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/ - Geocoding site that lets you look up one address at a time. Their sourcecode is available, if one was interested in offering this service.

http://www.batchgeocode.com/ Geocode multiple addresses on one site. Uses the Yahoo geocoding API[9]

RSS

GeoRSS is simple proposal for RSS feeds to also be described by location[10]

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/

[9]http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/rest/V1/geocode.html

[10]http://www.georss.org/overview.html