[Geowanking] Re: Opinions about GeoServer

Reid Priedhorsky reid at umn.edu
Tue Jan 16 11:26:00 PST 2007


andrew at cs.uoregon.edu wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm working on an algorithm that will test whether a point falls into
> various polygons defined by ~30 different shape files with various
> projections. I've started digging into GeoServer, which seems to have no
> problems loading the majority of the shapefiles. In your experience is
> GeoServer a good fit for this kind of query? Also, what is your favorite
> query mechanism (something that supports reprojection would be nice since
> I'm pulling a lat/long off of a google map and testing it against several
> different projections)

Andrew,

GeoServer, MapServer, and PostGIS are all pretty heavyweight. Would OGR 
work for your needs?

   http://www.gdal.org/ogr/

It's got pretty nice Python bindings and comes with many Linux distros.

Good luck,

Reid



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