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Tag: OpenLayers

PostGIS on Ubuntu

by Nick on Jun.12, 2009, under GIS

I’d been called by an old client and they were after someone with OpenLayers experience. Now I do have some experience with OpenLayers but I decided that brushing up on the skills would do no harm. I created an application that connects to a GeoServer WMS instance on my Ubuntu machine and even managed to get the GetFeatureInfo working with a little effort (because the site and the GeoServer are in different domains it was necessary to add a proxy to the site to forward requests from the client). But what I am missing is the ability to edit data. For this to work I am going to need to turn to the WFS-T capabilities of GeoServer and that means having an editable source of data. So I’ve decided to create a PostGIS database. The rest of this article is really just about that experience and it may be a little disjointed as I’m writing it as I go along. (continue reading…)

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