Folks, have you ever questioned yourself how to show a shapefile or your own geotiff on a webmap as a WMS or WFS? MapServer is one thing to do this. Another on is Geoserver which seems to be used more often. MapServer, according to the WIKI entry will have it’s 20th birthday this year. So it’s time for us to support them to get ready for 20 more years.
As we are running several projects besides this blog we ran across CartoDB. CartoDB is more or less a nice GUI that serves you either a table of your data or a map that refers to this data. As a user you register yourself and you are able to use the service for free if one can waive the feeling of privacy.