[OSM-dev] Easy OSM-WMS for Windows available for testing

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at latuviitta.fi
Fri Aug 26 13:29:54 BST 2011


Anybody willing to test the bundle I prepared? It consists of
- a slightly modified MS4W package http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/
- Spatialite database with osm_point, osm_line and osm_polygon layers.
These are first imported into PostGIS with osm2pgsql and then again with
ogr2ogr into Spatialite.
- Mapfiles by Thomas Bonfort modified to read Spatialite instead PostGIS

Some instructions

And the 80 megabyte installation file

The styles of the map are rather close to ones used on the front page of
Mapserver http://mapserver.org/

It should be possible to install a WMS server for Berlin from this package
in less than 10 minutes including the download time with a couple of Mbps
band width. All that is needed is
- download
- unzip to a root of some disk drive
- open the command window, go to \ms4w\Apache\bin and do "httpd"

Documentation includes instructions for making Spatialite databases from
the OSM Mapnik PostGIS schema. That does not make much sense if somebody
already has the data in PostGIS but Spatialite databases could be a
reasonable alternative for delivering the data for the end users instead
of shapefiles or osm.xml. Much more rich content than with shapefiles, all
included in a one single file and no osm2pgsql nor PostGIS needed. Just
download and start using. The Spatialite database included in the bundle
can be downloaded also without Mapserver from

-Jukka Rahkonen-

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