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 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"