[Freegis-list] Losing GIS solution...
Silke.Reimer at intevation.de
Wed Jan 19 09:25:15 CET 2005
On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 01:53:52PM -0600, Adam Gautier wrote:
> Yes, I am in the US. I have been thinking about the Tiger database. One
> of my problems is that the data for the tiger database is not in an
> immediatly usable format(i.e. it still needs to be parsed into a
> database). Is there a project that has already parsed tiger into
> something like PostGIS? Are their parsers for the dataformat?
Probably somebody has already converted the Tiger data into another
format. Otherwise I would suggest to use gdal/ogr  which has among
others a driver for Tiger data and PostGIS/Postgresql.
> > Adam Gautier wrote:
> >> My company and I have received word that we will be losing our
> >> webservices
> >> based GIS provider. We have an application that requires mapping and
> >> routing. I am looking for advice on cobling together open-source
> >> solutions to meet these needs, Any help would be appreciated.
> >> High-Level Requirements (I can elaborate more if needed):
> >> Requirement 1: Mapping - Being able to draw a map(a road map) while
> >> starting from a address, city, state, zip. Dumping out via jpeg or
> >> better
> >> yet png would be best.
The UMN MapServer  would be the most popular choice though you could
try others like deegree  or the GeoServer .
> >> Requirement 2: Routing - Getting directions(turn-by-turn driving
> >> direction) between two points.
The one I know which has even been adapted for webpublishing is
bbbike . It is based on data of Berlin but it should be possible
to replace the data by your own.
Georgstrasse 4 49074 Osnabrück, Germany
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