A1: Oral Presentation C Thursday, 10:30 – 11:00 am C Gooseberry Falls Room
Internet Mapping on a Budget
2179 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Internet Map Servers are becoming the rage and
giving non-GIS'ers access to powerful mapping capabilities. Many groups want
this technology to disseminate information to its clients. In the case of
cities, its clients are Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public.
While small cities can't afford the more
expensive and robust Internet Mapping solutions they still deem this activity as
important to their everyday tasks. So, there must be a way to give them this
capability within their limited budgets.
Enter MapServer. MapServer is a free software
originally developed by the University of Minnesota for building “spatially
enabled Internet applications”. Although MapServer is becoming more
sophisticated with a variety of ways to do custom scripting, the beauty is the
relative ease of setup and creation of simple Internet mapping.
This session will address the technical aspects of MapServer, some basic customization and highlight a Municipal Internet Mapping solution.