|Platforms:||Windows, Linux, and macOS|
|Programming languages:||C and C++|
MapServer is an Open Source platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web.
MapServer (https://mapserver.org/) serves maps to clients (such as through a WMS server), and is known as one of the fastest map engines, as it is written in C. You can drop a geojson, geopackage, shapefile, or any vector/raster format supported by GDAL in a dir, in any map projection supported by PROJ and it will get displayed on the map served by MapServer.
Tutorials for serving OSM data with MapServer
Setting up a MapServer at home
- Windows users can leverage MS4W (MapServer for Windows), an installer that includes Apache, GDAL, PROJ, MapServer, and many tools (including osm2pgsql).
All the bits for the freemap.in renderer:
- Requires MapServer to be installed
- PROJ support required
- WMS Client support required
- GDAL must be installed
- With Python bindings for processing data
- Requires mapscript PHP bindings
- Download planet.osm
- Run it through
http://london.freemap.in/osm2gml_simple.py.txt:Not found. TODO update these docs
python osm2gml_simple.py.txt < planet.osm > planet.gml
ogr2ogr planet.segments.shp planet.gml segments ogr2ogr planet.ways.shp planet.gml ways
- Download ftp://e0srp01u.ecs.nasa.gov/srtm/version2/SWBD recursively
- Unzip all zips
- Move resulting files (3 per zip) into a single directory
- Run each file through http://london.freemap.in/swbd2line.py.txt
- Run resulting shapefiles through ogrtindex:
find world_mask/ -name '*.shp' | xargs ogrtindex world_tindex.shp
Once those are complete:
should be set up as a map file. (Drop it into a directory.)
"osm-july-merc" => array( "july mercator Planet.osm", "/www/freemap.in/london/map/july.mercator.planet.map", array( 822116.8933, 411058.4466, 205529.2233, 102764.6117, 51382.3058, 25691.1529, 12845.5765, 6422.7882, 3211.3941, 1605.6971 ) , "PNG24"),
to point to the correct file location. (Don't worry about the scale levels -- they don't matter.)
Copy the HTML from http://london.freemap.in/osm.html and put it somewhere you want it to be.
If you have any questions about completing this process, please email me off list.
I don't have any plans to maintain the current london.freemap.in sites, as I'm told they're no longer useful due to the age of the data. If someone is using this data for something, please let me know, and I will make sure I take care of meeting your needs.
Regards, -- Christopher Schmidt Web Developer