Open Source Web Mapping

Open Source Web Mapping

GIS, Web-GIS
During my second year of college, I came across this technology where maps could be rendered online (web mapping) and users could interact with the maps for visualization and analysis. I found this technology interesting and decided to give it a shot. I encountered the “usual” barriers experienced by any beginner in coding. Then, I came across these interesting and well explained platforms for web mapping (Open Source platforms). After a couple months of research, I settled for ExtJS, OpenLayers, GeoExt, GeoServer, PHP, QGIS, PostgreSQL /PostGIS and HTML/CSS as my development platforms for my web maps. I knew this was a huge project for me to undertake but always motivated by the capabilities the platforms offered me. Spending days and nights on-line trying to come up with something meaningful was…
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