Digital Geography bringing Swiss geodata potential to life

A priorized project of eGovernment Switzerland Usage and exchange of geodata is fostered by in a significant way. The Federal geoportal is operated by the Federal Office of Topography, swisstopo, on behalf of the coordinating body for Federal geographical information with the aim to implement the Geoinformation Act. The purpose of this Act is to ensure that geodata relating to the territory of the Swiss Confederation is made available to the Federal, Cantonal and municipal authorities, to industry and commerce, to academic and scientific institutions and to society at large, for the broadest possible use, in a sustainable, up-to-date,…

MapServer needs your help

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.

a web-map with OpenLayers (part 3)

In the first two parts in our series on “getting to know openlayers” we concentrated on the question on layer consumption in form of basemaps and labels. We will enhance this a little in this tutorial. First of all we will use the famous modis products to serve our webmap, we will adjust the visible area of our web-map, set different parameters regarding the initial look and feel of our web-map and distribute it through our webpage. if you are not familiar with the initial frame in our html-document see this page. First of all we will use this famous…

types of web-maps: concepts and possibilities

In my recent articles I was writing some hints and tutorials for creating a webmap. So what is the basic concept behind it and what are the possibilities. 1. Hail the GMAP creator GoogleMaps was probably the main step in webmap perception and usage. Until now it is the quasi standard application for viewing spatial content. The ongoing developments in the keyhole markup language increases the possibilities and usability in everyday work including geocoding and usage of raster as layers: