Few weeks back I was assigned an evaluation work of available Open Source GIS engines. My key interest was to check & compare the features of Web based Open GIS engines. I downloaded few of them, configured and checked different properties. After fighting hard in configuring new engines and checking the features, I started reading articles, blogs and other online data about other available open engines.
I looked at :
The analysis work proved the superiority of MapServer over others on following grounds:
- Intelligent Line Labeling (over curves).
- Partial Labeling.
- Intelligent Point Labeling (avoiding overlaps)
- Rendering Speed.
- Good documentation.
- Works with Multiple Platforms – Windows, Linux.
- Support for multiple data formats.
- Easy configuration.