Beginning MapServer: Open Source GIS Development

Overview

Beginning MapServer: Open Source GIS Development is the first book of its kind. It offers a comprehensive introduction to MapServer, the development platform for integrating mapping technology into Internet applications. You’ll learn how to build and extend dynamic applications using popular languages like PHP, Perl, and Python.

After a thorough introduction to installation and configuration, you'll uncover basic MapServer topics and examples. You’ll also learn about advanced ...

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Overview

Beginning MapServer: Open Source GIS Development is the first book of its kind. It offers a comprehensive introduction to MapServer, the development platform for integrating mapping technology into Internet applications. You’ll learn how to build and extend dynamic applications using popular languages like PHP, Perl, and Python.

After a thorough introduction to installation and configuration, you'll uncover basic MapServer topics and examples. You’ll also learn about advanced MapServer features, and how to query and incorporate dynamic data into your application. The book culminates with the creation of an actual mapping application.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590594902
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 8/17/2005
  • Series: Expert's Voice in Open Source Series
  • Edition description: 1st Corrected ed. 2005. Corr. 2nd printing 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Kropla has almost 20 years of experience working in information technology, and he has spent the last several years steeped in the wireless industry, developing wireless mapping solutions for tracking shipping vehicles. Bill holds a bachelor's of science degree in physics and a master's degree in electrical engineering and applied mathematics, both from the University of Manitoba, Canada. In addition, he holds an omnibus patent for methods, hardware, and software used in the wireless industry.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Building MapServer 1
Ch. 2 Simple MapServer examples 15
Ch. 3 Creating the mapping application 31
Ch. 4 Modifying a map's look and feel 55
Ch. 5 Using query mode 103
Ch. 6 Using Perl MapScript 167
Ch. 7 Using Python MapScript 187
Ch. 8 Using PHP/MapScript 207
Ch. 9 Extending the capabilities of MapScript with MySQL 231
Ch. 10 Utility programs 291
Ch. 11 MapServer reference 309
App The shapefile specification 369
App Cartographic projections 373
App Creating and using symbols 381
App FONTSET examples 385
App HTML legends 386
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