[Freegis-list] MapLab (was:Conference Speech)

Alexander Pucher pucher at atlas.gis.univie.ac.at
Tue Sep 24 09:27:13 CEST 2002

Martin, Daniel wrote:

>For a server, my suggestion would be MapServer, http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu
Mine too.

>.  If the colo server has PHP support, then MapServer with the recently
>released MapLab http://www.dmsolutions.on.ca/maplab.html might be what you
>have in mind - although I must admit haven't tried MapLab out myself.  I do
>use MapServer often and extensively though.
MapLab works great for quickly developing your MapServer applications. 
As always with wizard-like setups, more or less handwork is needed 
afterwards. If you work with large mapfiles, MapLab gives you a better 
overview of your map structure than a simple textfile would do, esp. if 
you're new to MapServer. I found out that setting up DB connections 
(PostgreSQL or Oracle) to access your geodata is really simple with this 
GUI. Also quick and dirty integration of WMS servers works fine (at 
least if you compiled MapServer with WMS support) with MapLab.

Have a look at the MapServer gallery, to see if this is what you are 
looking for: http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/gallery.html

>Both MapServer and MapLab (which depends on MapServer) are free open source
There is also a MapServer mailinglist, that might be the right place for 
MapServer-specific questions: mapserver-users at lists.gis.umn.edu



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