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HostGIS Linux

Posted by Dave Smith On 3/20/2007 02:13:00 PM 1 comments

I just discovered a great Linux distribution called HostGIS - it comes ready to run MapServer and a whole suite of other goodies, right out of the box.

I went to the HostGIS site, and within about 20 minutes, had downloaded it, loaded it up on MS VirtualPC, and had it up and running:





It comes complete with OpenLayers and TileCache from our friends at MetaCarta, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and a few other add-ons and goodies that I am not as familiar with, such as Map-Fu.

While I am usually spoiled with plenty of ESRI tools, this certainly provides a refreshing alternative for projects without an ESRI budget...

1 Response for the " HostGIS Linux "

  1. Very Good information I'm totally astonished reading about new technology we can get with those maps, also satellites have been an innovation.

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