[Freegis-list] Cost Effective WebGIS

Satyajit satyajit.gantayat at aurovision.com
Thu Mar 18 05:38:53 CET 2004

Thanks Jeff and Bart,
     Your suggestion would definitely help me to take a decession.
However I might come up with some more question ...:-)
Thanks again.

Satyajit Gantayat
Sr. Specialist GIS
Aurovision Pvt. Ltd.
101, Swati
North Avenue
Santacruz (w)
Mumbai - 400054
Phone: +91-22-56982010
Fax:     +91-22-56982015
E-mail:  satyajit.gantayat at aurovision.com
Web:    www.aurovision.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff McKenna [mailto:jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 9:11 PM
To: Satyajit
Cc: freegis-list at intevation.de
Subject: Re: [Freegis-list] Cost Effective WebGIS

Hi Satyajit,

As Bart mentioned, MapServer is an excellent alternative to the big 
"costly software" that you mentioned.  MapServer's native data format is

ESRI shapefiles, so no data conversion is required in your case.  I 
would suggest taking a look at Chameleon 
(http://www.maptools.org/chameleon/index.phtml) which allows for easy 
MapServer application development.

have fun.


Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
> Hi,
> Your best bet would be:
> PostGIS (http://postgis.refractions.net) together with Mapserver
> (http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu).
> And yes, open source will fullfill your requirements in my opinion.
> Best regards,
> Bart
> 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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