[Freegis-list] Cost Effective WebGIS

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 17 10:04:37 CET 2004


Your best bet would be:

PostGIS (http://postgis.refractions.net) together with Mapserver 

And yes, open source will fullfill your requirements in my opinion.

Best regards,

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 11:43:23 +0530, Satyajit 
<satyajit.gantayat at aurovision.com> wrote:

> HI folks,
>        With the increasing sharing of GIS data on net, our institution
> is also taking a plunge in it. We have some GIS data in ESRI shapefile
> format. The requirement is to make this data available to users through
> net. Since this is not for any commercial purpose we won't be able to
> make use of the costly softwares like ArcIMS or Autodesk Mapguide for
> this project. I am looking for a cost effective solution to acheive
> this. I understand that I'll have to use an application server, a
> databse server and a spatial server. Can anyone please suggest me a
> right combination which is cost effective. I certainly don't expect a
> large of number of hits on my site but it should be reliable. Will any
> opensource solution suffice my requirement ? There are so many
> opensource/free solutions mentioned on the site that, its confusing as
> which one I should consider.
> Thanks in anticipation


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