Interoperability is increasingly becoming a focus point for organizations that distribute and share data over the Internet. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) focuses on the development of publicly available geospatial web standards. MapServer supports numerous OGC specifications, allowing users to publish their data services in an interoperab…
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MapServer and OGC Web Services Workshop
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Contact

Tom Kralidis
Senior Systems Scientist
Environment Canada
+01-416-739-4907
tom.kralidis@canada.ca

INSTALLATION -- UNIX
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* Note that this UNIX support has not been extensively tested.  If you find any issues, please email me.

1./

- download this zipfile (latest is always at: http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=downloads.html)
- unzip package into the root of your file structure, i.e.:

$ lwp-download http://dl.maptools.org/dl/ms-ogc-workshop/ms_ogc_workshop-10.10.zip /tmp/ms_ogc_workshop.zip
$ unzip /tmp/ms_ogc_workshop.zip

The above package will unzip into install into the /ms4w directory structure.

2./ Include the file /ms4w/http.d/httpd_ms_ogc_workshop.conf in your Apache configuration:

i.e. in your httpd.conf file:

include /ms4w/httpd.d/httpd_ms_ogc_workshop.conf

You should then be able to open up the project homepage, at:

http://127.0.0.1/ms_ogc_workshop/index.html


INSTALLATION -- WINDOWS MS4W
----------------------------

1./

You will require the MapServer for Windows (MS4W) package.  The downloads page is at:

http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=downloads.html

a./
- download/install the latest ms4w package.

The above package will install MapServer software, as well as an instance of the Apache Web Server.  At this point, you can run C:\ms4w\Apache\bin\Apache.exe, which will start the web server, and point your web browser to http://127.0.0.1/, and you will see the ms4w homepage with some links.

b./
- download the MapServer OGC Web Services Workshop this zip file form http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=downloads.html
- Extract the packages below to the root of the drive where your MS4W is installed on (e.g. C:\ )
- make sure "Use Folder Names" is checked


c./
- Start the Apache web server by double clicking \ms4w\Apache\bin\Apache.exe
- Open your web browser (such as Mozilla/Firefox, Opera or Microsort Internet Explorer)

You should then be able to open up the project homepage, at:

http://127.0.0.1/ms_ogc_workshop/index.html


2./

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

If you wish, you can download and print the OGC WMS Cookbook from:

http://www.opengeospatial.org/docs/2003/20031113_wmscookbook.pdf

3./

If you wish, you can download and print the CGDI Best Practices Guide from:

http://www.geoconnections.org/publications/Technical_Manual/Technical_Manual_1.1_e.pdf (EN)
http://www.geoconnections.org/publications/Technical_Manual/Technical_Manual_1.1_f.pdf (FR)

or the Developers' Guide to the CGDI:

http://www.geoconnections.org/publications/Technical_Manual/html_e/cgdiindex.html (EN)
http://www.geoconnections.org/publications/Technical_Manual/html_f/cgdiindex.html

or CGDI online training:

http://www.geoconnections.org/publications/training_manual/e/ (EN)
http://www.geoconnections.org/publications/training_manual/f/index.htm (FR)

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.


INSTALLATION -- WINDOWS OSGEO4W
-------------------------------

1./

Starting from version 1.0.9, the workshop is available through the osgeo4w installer
(http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo4W)

Steps are:
 
  - download/install the http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/osgeo4w-setup.exe 
  - select the the OGC Workshop when installing (It is part of the Web_Applications 
    category)
  

WORKSHOP CONTENT
================

NOTES:

- This package is designed for an ms4w based install, which uses the Apache Web Server (http://httpd.apache.org/).  MapServer with Microsoft IIS support is NOT be supported in this package.  You can configure ms4w with IIS support on your own if you wish, however.

OUTLINE
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- workshop will be combination of instruction, hands-on training and discussion
- workshop is not bound to outline below, i.e. if there are specific issues of importance throughout the workshop, they will be addressed

- Introduction
 - Web Services
 - Interoperability
- Applying OGC services using MapServer
 - WMS Server (Cascading)
 - WMS Client
 - WFS Server (Cascading)
 - WFS Client
 - SLD (Style layer descriptors and how to optimize their use)
 - Web Map Context Documents
 - Filter Encoding
 - WCS
- Future steps
- open discussion / forum

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.