a simple and small WMS server, using sinatra and ruby mapscript, for people to upload their own geotiffs to use in mapping applications.
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WhooMS : Sinatra, Ruby, Mapserver mini WMS server


You need :

  • Sinatra >= 0.9.1 for use of send_data method
  • Ruby Mapscript

Any configurations you can change in whooms.rb


  • For people who want to serve just the one image and don’t want to go through the palaver of setting up their own mapserver.
  • Find a geotiff (ideally in epsg:4326 projection), upload it, and you will get a WMS link, and a permalink to that page.
  • Use the WMS link in your favourite WMS viewer / openlayers / JOSM / GoogleEarth e.t.c.