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Clip and Ship: MapServer for Data Distribution
Frank Warmerdam, Independent
MapServer is primarily used for interactive web mapping. However, it can also be effectively used to provide access to underlying raster and feature data with subsetting and translation to a variety of file Formats (any OGR/GDAL writable format) - a process often referred to as "Clip and Ship".We will discuss how this can be accomplished with MapServer WCS and WFS with the existing US Army Corps of Engineer's CorpsMap system as a case study and live demo. Details of web and MapServer configuration options are provided with particular focus on the new support in MapServer 6.0 for a variety of WFS output formats.
Frank Warmerdam has been a contract geospatial software developer focused on
data access and interchange since 1998. He is the founder of the GDAL/OGR
project, and contributing to projects such as MapServer, PROJ.4,
OpenEV, libtiff and libgeotiff. He is a founding member and director of the
Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). He is a graduate of the
University of Waterloo, with a honours BMath majoring in Computer Science.