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Web Mapping Illustrated Using Open Source GIS Toolkits

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ISBN-10: 0596008651

ISBN-13: 9780596008659

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tyler Mitchell

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With the help of the Internet and accompanying tools, creating and publishing online maps has become easier and rich with options. A city guide web site can use maps to show the location of restaurants, museums, and art venues. A business can post a map for reaching its offices. The state government can present a map showing average income by area. Developers who want to publish maps on the web often discover that commercial tools cost too much and hunting down the free tools scattered across Internet can use up too much of your time and resources. "Web Mapping Illustrated shows you how to create maps, even interactive maps, with free tools, including MapServer, OpenEV, GDAL/OGR, and…    
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 367
Size: 7.01" wide x 9.13" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Tyler Mitchell is the author of Web Mapping Illustrated - a book focused on teaching how to use popular Open Source Geospatial Toolkits. He works as the Executive Director of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, aka OSGeo. He has over a dozen years of industrial geospatial and GIS experience in natural resource management and forestry in western Canada. He came to open source to find tools that he could use throughout his career as a geospatial professional. What he found were tools that could dramatically improve enterprise, corporate-wide, geospatial data management and communication. He is an avid proponent of the popular web mapping program, MapServer, and other spatial data…    

Introduction to Digital Mapping
The Power of Digital Maps
The Difficulties of Making Maps
Different Kinds of Web Mapping
Digital Mapping Tasks and Tools Common Mapping Tasks Common Pitfalls, Deadends, and Irritations Identifying the Types of Tasks for a Project
Converting and Viewing Maps Raster and Vector OpenEV MapServer Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) OGR Simple Features Library PostGIS Summary of Applications
Installing MapServer How MapServer Applications Operate Walkthrough of the Main Components Installing MapServer Getting Help
Acquiring Map Data Appraising Your Data Needs Acquiring the Data You Need
Analyzing Map Data Downloading the Demonstration Data Installing Data Management Tools: GDAL and FWTools Examining Data Content Summarizing Information Using Other Tools
Converting Map
Data Converting Map
Data Converting Vector
Data Converting Raster
Data to Other Formats
Visualizing Mapping Data in a Desktop Program Visualization and Mapping Programs Using OpenEV OpenEV Basics
Create and Edit Personal Map Data Planning Your Map Preprocessing Data Examples
Creating Static Maps MapServer Utilities Sample Uses of the Command-Line Utilities Setting Output Image Formats
Publishing Interactive Maps on the Web Preparing and Testing MapServer Create a Custom Application for a Particular Area Continuing Education
Accessing Maps Through Web Services Web Services for Mapping What Do Web Services for Mapping Do? Using MapServer with Web Services Reference Map Files
Managing a Spatial Database Introducing PostGIS What Is a Spatial Database? Downloading PostGIS Install Packages and Binaries Compiling from Source Code Steps for Setting Up PostGIS Creating a Spatial Database Load Data into the Database Spatial Data Queries Accessing Spatial Data from PostGIS in Other Applications
Custom Programming with MapServer'sMapScript
Introducing MapScript
Getting MapScrip
MapScript Objects
MapScript Examples
Other Resources Parallel
MapScript Translations
A Brief Introduction to Map Projections
MapServer Reference Guide for Vector Data Access