Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Features of mapserver


  • Advanced cartographic output
    • Scale dependent feature drawing and application execution
    • Feature labeling including label collision mediation
    • Fully customizable, template driven output
    • TrueType fonts
    • Map element automation (scalebar, reference map, and legend)
    • Thematic mapping using logical- or regular expression-based classes
  • Support for popular scripting and development environments
  • PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, and C#
  • Cross-platform support
    • Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, and more
  • A multitude of raster and vector data formats
    • TIFF/GeoTIFF, EPPL7, and many others via GDAL
    • ESRI shapfiles, PostGIS, ESRI ArcSDE, Oracle Spatial, MySQL and many others via OGR
    • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web specifications
      • WMS (client/server), non-transactional WFS (client/server), WMC, WCS, Filter Encoding, SLD, GML, SOS
  • Map projection support
    • On-the-fly map projection with 1000s of projections through the Proj.4 library

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