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Web Mapping Illustrated By Tyler Mitchell

Web Mapping Illustrated by Tyler Mitchell

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Summary

Shows how to create maps, even interactive maps, with free tools, including MapServer, OpenEV, GDAL/OGR, and PostGIS. This book also shows how to combine free geographic data, GPS, and data management tools into one resource for mapping information needs. It also explains how to find, collect, understand, use, and share mapping data.

Web Mapping Illustrated Summary

Web Mapping Illustrated by Tyler Mitchell

With the help of the Internet and accompanying tools, creating and publishing on-line 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 PostGIS. It also explains how to find, collect, understand, use, and share mapping data, both over the traditional Web and using OGC-standard services like WFS and WMS. Mapping is a growing field that goes beyond collecting and analyzing GIS data. "Web Mapping Illustrated" shows how to combine free geographic data, GPS, and data management tools into one resource for your mapping information needs so you don't have to lose your way while searching for it. Remember the fun you had exploring the world with maps? Experience the fun again with "Web Mapping Illustrated". This book will take you on a direct route to creating valuable maps.

Web Mapping Illustrated Reviews

"Map geeks will delight in this catalogue of appealing ideas and projects. The rest of us will be educated and impressed." - Gavin Inglis, news@UK, September 2005

About Tyler Mitchell

Tyler is a geographer - at heart and at work - and has a BA in Geography from Lakehead University. He is GIS Service Manager for a forestry consulting company in British Columbia, Canada. His work and interests include geospatial and tabular data management, analysis, manipulation and visualisation - you know, maps! He focuses on using the latest Open Source GIS tools including MapServer and PostGIS and uses these together to enable web-based mapping and data management at low cost with unrivalled capabilities. You might catch him speaking at various conferences or supporting these tools through numerous mailing lists.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface 1. Introduction to Digital Mapping The Power of Digital Maps The Difficulties of Making Maps Different Kinds of Web Mapping 2. Digital Mapping Tasks and Tools Common Mapping Tasks Common Pitfalls, Deadends, and Irritations Identifying the Types of Tasks for a Project 3. Converting and Viewing Maps Raster and Vector OpenEV MapServer Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) OGR Simple Features Library PostGIS Summary of Applications 4. Installing MapServer How MapServer Applications Operate Walkthrough of the Main Components Installing MapServer Getting Help 5. Acquiring Map Data Appraising Your Data Needs Acquiring the Data You Need 6. Analyzing Map Data Downloading the Demonstration Data Installing Data Management Tools: GDAL and FWTools Examining Data Content Summarizing Information Using Other Tools 7. Converting Map Data Converting Map Data Converting Vector Data Converting Raster Data to Other Formats 8. Visualizing Mapping Data in a Desktop Program Visualization and Mapping Programs Using OpenEV OpenEV Basics 9. Create and Edit Personal Map Data Planning Your Map Preprocessing Data Examples 10. Creating Static Maps MapServer Utilities Sample Uses of the Command-Line Utilities Setting Output Image Formats 11. Publishing Interactive Maps on the Web Preparing and Testing MapServer Create a Custom Application for a Particular Area Continuing Education 12. Accessing Maps Through Web Services Web Services for Mapping What Do Web Services for Mapping Do? Using MapServer with Web Services Reference Map Files 13. 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 14. Custom Programming with MapServer's MapScript Introducing MapScript Getting MapScript MapScript Objects MapScript Examples Other Resources Parallel MapScript Translations A. A Brief Introduction to Map Projections B. MapServer Reference Guide for Vector Data Access Index

Additional information

GOR010690050
9780596008659
0596008651
Web Mapping Illustrated by Tyler Mitchell
Used - Like New
Paperback
O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
2005-07-05
368
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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