Need an open source Linux app to evaluate map files

Need an open source Linux app to evaluate map files

Post by Joe Jerom » Wed, 22 Jun 2005 23:41:34


I am developing a web site, and would like to provide map and driving
directions capability. I have been presented with a limited time
opportunity during which I may evaluate map data from a leading provider.

I am looking for an open source application which will run on Linux and
enable me to use data in one of six available formats (Arc/Info,
ArcView, GDF, MapInfo, Oracle, or SIF+). I have been searching GIS
related sites, but am suffering from information overload.

I would appreciate assistance in locating an appropriate application.

Thanks in advance

Joe
 
 
 

Need an open source Linux app to evaluate map files

Post by Uffe Kousg » Thu, 23 Jun 2005 00:58:58

Best option is UMN MapServer. It can read map files from several of the
formats you have listed below.

You can try it here http://www.yqcomputer.com/
driving directions etc.

Regards
Uffe Kousgaard

 
 
 

Need an open source Linux app to evaluate map files

Post by PJ Hall » Thu, 23 Jun 2005 18:39:55

Joe,

the GDAL library will provide you with interfaces to these formats,
but you would need to interface it into your web interface. The
OpenSoruce GIS GRASS uses GDAL for integration. Find it at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Peter
 
 
 

Need an open source Linux app to evaluate map files

Post by aringe » Fri, 08 Jul 2005 22:57:42


Have a look at SAGA GIS
www.saga-gis.org
 
 
 

Need an open source Linux app to evaluate map files

Post by Baldgagl » Fri, 12 Aug 2005 23:10:32


Joe,
I recently got Mandrake 10.2 or Mandriva 2005 LE. On it extras disk is a
program called 'Viking' for working with GPS files. It works with
terraserve, other than that I don't know. I don't know Viking's URL but
maybe it's worth a google.
Baldeagle