Web mapping illustrated (Book, 2005) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Web mapping illustrated

Web mapping illustrated

Author: Tyler Mitchell
Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Web Mapping Illustrated' shows readers 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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Mitchell
ISBN: 0596008651 9780596008659
OCLC Number: 474756607
Description: 349 s
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
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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  Read more...
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"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

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