I am more the offline data user but when it comes to the question “Where can I get my data from?”, Web Feature Services (WFS) are a great way to share your data with others. So where to find your WFS data? What catalogs are there? Follow me an find out.
originally posted from our friends @mappinggis Which program is better suited to serve geographic data on the web? ArcGIS Server form ESRI or open source ? This question is common in mailing lists and GIS-forums. The most consistent answer is that depends on the project. But in this post we will see some numbers to determine which is the best software to develop an application for web mapping:
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.