Beginning MapServer: Open Source GIS Development is the first book of its kind. It offers a comprehensive introduction to MapServer, the development platform for integrating mapping technology into Internet applications. You?ll learn how to build and extend dynamic applications using popular languages like PHP, Perl, and Python.
After a thorough introduction to installation and configuration, you'll uncover basic MapServer topics and examples. You?ll also learn about advanced MapServer features, and how to query and incorporate dynamic data into your application. The book culminates with the creation of an actual mapping application.
The first book to cover MapServerShows readers how to build dynamic maps using popular open source languages including PHP, Perl and PythonShows readers how to pull map information from a MySQL database, to build data-driven mapping applications