Saturday, June 11, 2005

GIS: "Web Mapping Illustrated" Now For Sale -- Online Catalog: Web Mapping Illustrated ($40 USD) ISBN: 0-596-00865-1

The long awaited web mapping book from Oreilly has FINALLY been released. (yes, it was released on schedule...but not soon enough ;). It's the only book that I know of that goes through and provides details, examples and other on how to setup a web mapping application.

"Developers who want to publish maps on the web often discover that commercial tools cost too much and hunting down the free tools scattered across Internet can use up too much of your time and resources. Web Mapping Illustrated shows you how to create maps, even interactive maps, with free tools, including MapServer, OpenEV, GDAL/OGR, and PostGIS. It also explains how to find, collect, understand, use, and share mapping data, both over the traditional Web and using OGC-standard services like WFS and WMS."

It's so hot off the presses you can only get it directly from - here's the link:

If you wait another week+ it will be available on Amazon for $26 USD.

The author will be available at the Open Source GIS Conference (Minneapolis, June 16-18) and they might be giving away copies there.
Next month a new MapServer book is set to publish:
"MapServer: Open Source GIS Development

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."


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