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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction to Digital Mapping

    1. The Power of Digital Maps

    2. The Difficulties of Making Maps

    3. Different Kinds of Web Mapping

  2. Chapter 2 Digital Mapping Tasks and Tools

    1. Common Mapping Tasks

    2. Common Pitfalls, Deadends, and Irritations

    3. Identifying the Types of Tasks for a Project

  3. Chapter 3 Converting and Viewing Maps

    1. Raster and Vector

    2. OpenEV

    3. MapServer

    4. Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL)

    5. OGR Simple Features Library

    6. PostGIS

    7. Summary of Applications

  4. Chapter 4 Installing MapServer

    1. How MapServer Applications Operate

    2. Walkthrough of the Main Components

    3. Installing MapServer

    4. Getting Help

  5. Chapter 5 Acquiring Map Data

    1. Appraising Your Data Needs

    2. Acquiring the Data You Need

  6. Chapter 6 Analyzing Map Data

    1. Downloading the Demonstration Data

    2. Installing Data Management Tools: GDAL and FWTools

    3. Examining Data Content

    4. Summarizing Information Using Other Tools

  7. Chapter 7 Converting Map Data

    1. Converting Map Data

    2. Converting Vector Data

    3. Converting Raster Data to Other Formats

  8. Chapter 8 Visualizing Mapping Data in a Desktop Program

    1. Visualization and Mapping Programs

    2. Using OpenEV

    3. OpenEV Basics

  9. Chapter 9 Create and Edit Personal Map Data

    1. Planning Your Map

    2. Preprocessing Data Examples

  10. Chapter 10 Creating Static Maps

    1. MapServer Utilities

    2. Sample Uses of the Command-Line Utilities

    3. Setting Output Image Formats

  11. Chapter 11 Publishing Interactive Maps on the Web

    1. Preparing and Testing MapServer

    2. Create a Custom Application for a Particular Area

    3. Continuing Education

  12. Chapter 12 Accessing Maps Through Web Services

    1. Web Services for Mapping

    2. What Do Web Services for Mapping Do?

    3. Using MapServer with Web Services

    4. Reference Map Files

  13. Chapter 13 Managing a Spatial Database

    1. Introducing PostGIS

    2. What Is a Spatial Database?

    3. Downloading PostGIS Install Packages and Binaries

    4. Compiling from Source Code

    5. Steps for Setting Up PostGIS

    6. Creating a Spatial Database

    7. Load Data into the Database

    8. Spatial Data Queries

    9. Accessing Spatial Data from PostGIS in Other Applications

  14. Chapter 14 Custom Programming with MapServer's MapScript

    1. Introducing MapScript

    2. Getting MapScript

    3. MapScript Objects

    4. MapScript Examples

    5. Other Resources

    6. Parallel MapScript Translations

  1. Appendix A A Brief Introduction to Map Projections

    1. The Third Spheroid from the Sun

    2. Using Map Projections with MapServer

    3. Map Projection Examples

    4. Using Projections with Other Applications

    5. References

  2. Appendix B MapServer Reference Guide for Vector Data Access

    1. Vector Data

    2. Data Format Guide

  3. Colophon