(Only the first part, the introduction. I’m not writing down the actual workshop :-)
Webgis means the user can view a dynamic map with just an internet browser: he doesn’t need a full-blown GIS package on his computer.
Basic setup: the user requests something of a generic webserver, which in turn
sends on the request to a map server. The UMN mapserver runs as a plain old
CGI script. Mapserver uses a configuration file
*.map, also called the
mapfile. This contains everything that the mapserver needs to know what to
Mapserver supports lots of formats:
Some main features of UMN MapServer:
UMN MapServer supports WMS. Some comments on that:
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