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With the help of the Internet and accompanying tools, creating and publishing online 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.

Book News Annotation:

This text explains the use of number of open source software tools useful in the field of computerized mapping and geographic information systems. He covers mapping and data-management concepts, command-line data-management tools, command-line and web-based mapping tools, and spatial database management. The specific tools discussed are the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library with OGR, a collection of application programming interfaces and command-line utilities for raster and vector data; OpenEV for desktop GIS and imagery analysis; UMN MapServer, which includes command-line tools to build CGI web applications; and PostGIS, an extension to the PostgreSQL database management system that allows the user to store and manipulate spatial data alongside tabular data.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This text explains the use of number of open source software tools useful in the field of computerized mapping and geographic information systems. He covers mapping and data-management concepts, command-line data-management tools, command-line and web-based mapping tools, and spatial database management. The specific tools discussed are the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library with OGR, a collection of application programming interfaces and command-line utilities for raster and vector data; OpenEV for desktop GIS and imagery analysis; UMN MapServer, which includes command-line tools to build CGI web applications; and PostGIS, an extension to the PostgreSQL database management system that allows the user to store and manipulate spatial data alongside tabular data. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Web developers can now create, customize and publish digital maps on web sites and in interactive web applications with this unique book, which--for the first time--opens the previously arcane field of map making with GIS software. With GIS (geographic information system) software, people can take data that has a geographic component and turn it into a map. Whether they want to show population density, environmental sensitivity, development potential, sales analysis, income, or political constituencies, GIS can make it happen. Now, with

About the Author

Tyler Mitchell is the author of Web Mapping Illustrated - a book focused on teaching how to use popular Open Source Geospatial Toolkits. He works as the Executive Director of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, aka OSGeo.

He has over a dozen years of industrial geospatial and GIS experience in natural resource management and forestry in western Canada. He came to open source to find tools that he could use throughout his career as a geospatial professional. What he found were tools that could dramatically improve enterprise, corporate-wide, geospatial data management and communication.

He is an avid proponent of the popular web mapping program, MapServer, and other spatial data management tools including PostGIS, GDAL/OGR and QGIS. His work and interests include geospatial and tabular data management, analysis, manipulation and visualization through maps.

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to Digital MappingChapter 2: Digital Mapping Tasks and ToolsChapter 3: Converting and Viewing MapsChapter 4: Installing MapServerChapter 5: Acquiring Map DataChapter 6: Analyzing Map DataChapter 7: Converting Map DataChapter 8: Visualizing Mapping Data in a Desktop ProgramChapter 9: Create and Edit Personal Map DataChapter 10: Creating Static MapsChapter 11: Publishing Interactive Maps on the WebChapter 12: Accessing Maps Through Web ServicesChapter 13: Managing a Spatial DatabaseChapter 14: Custom Programming with MapServer's MapScriptAppendix A: A Brief Introduction to Map ProjectionsAppendix B: MapServer Reference Guide for Vector Data AccessColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596008659
Author:
Mitchell, Tyler
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Digital mapping
Subject:
Web site development
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Tyler Mitchell;gdal;gis;gps;map;mapping;mappoint;maps;mapserver;openev;org;postgis;traffic
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
9.4 x 7 x 0.82 in 1.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Web developers can now create, customize and publish digital maps on web sites and in interactive web applications with this unique book, which--for the first time--opens the previously arcane field of map making with GIS software. With GIS (geographic information system) software, people can take data that has a geographic component and turn it into a map. Whether they want to show population density, environmental sensitivity, development potential, sales analysis, income, or political constituencies, GIS can make it happen. Now, with
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