On Tue, Dec  2, 2003, Ray Seals wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 10:26, Bob Collins wrote:
> > I am unfortunately running ESRI's ArcIMS GIS server on M$ 2000 server
> > and would like to move it to FreeBSD. So, the question is; are there any
> > known GIS servers that run on FBSD as well as clients?
> > 
> > I am not afraid of hard work and troubles installing, but sure would
> > like to do this. I also know ESRI's ArcIMS runs on Red Hat, but I would
> > rather not do that if possible. I want to stick with FreeBSD.
> > 
> > Any and all suggestions, as related to the questions ;-) are
> > appreciated. Thanks
> 
> I'm currently doing some research on this subject.  GRASS seems to be
> the big one that is used on FreeBSD.  This is a full featured GIS
> system.  There is also Mapserver which is just a tool for displaying
> maps on the web using GIS shapefiles, etc.  Mapserver just has some good
> API's for using perl and C to manipulate the images as they are being
> displayed.
> 
> I don't know much about GIS.  If you wouldn't mind fielding a few
> questions over the next week or so I would appreciate any insight you
> could give me.
> 
> Ray
> 

I would be delighted to answer what I can. I am also somewhat new to
GIS, but getting better each day with it. I have built quite a few maps
for display over the net, and set up the map server to send to the net
as well, so at this time, I am a jack of all trades and a master of
none, in the GIS realm.

It prolly makes sense to keep this off-list, unless others want it
there. Even with that, we should stay off list, I think, as it is not
germain to FreeBSD. What I can do, is hold our mail on a web site for future
reference for those who might like to follow in our footsteps.

Also, FWIW, I am setting this up as a test bed on an IBM Thinkpad 600X
running FreeBSD 4.9-Release. It is 450MHz with 256MB
-- 
Bob
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