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The MapServer Project Stack
Yewondwossen Assefa, DM Solutions Group
Julien-Samuel Lacroix, Mapgears
Several projects developed independently have been used as part of a common set of tools to provide a complete geo-web solutions. These tools include MapServer, Tinyows, GeoExt, GeoPrisma, TileCache, more recently mod-geocache, Zoo WPS, Postgis....
Although they all work great independently and can also be combined as part of a solution, It can be sometimes challenging for first time users to make sense of all these disparate technologies and build a comprehensible solution.
Recently MapServer, Tinyows, and mod geocahe projects have recognized their natural fit and decided to join efforts and be part of the same MapServer project. This will ensure that these project will share some common base code and use a common configuration file allowing them to work seemingly together.
With this effort in mind, we will try to present here a possible stack of projects/solutions than can work easily together, the challenges to make them work together and possibly some missing parts that can help.
Yewondwossen Assefa is a long time contributor to the MapServer project and part of it's PSC. He is also involved in several projects building custom web mapping applications to DM Solutions` customers using essentially Open Source technologies.