FOSS4G Europe 2024 workshops

Getting Started with MapServer
07-02, 09:00–13:00 (Europe/Tallinn), Room 335

MapServer is an Open Source platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web. Learn how to setup and use one of the fastest map engines in the world!

This workshop will go through the steps required to create geospatial web services using MapServer, and interact with this data in OpenLayers, a JavaScript web mapping library.

Core topics covered will include:

  • Creating MapServer Mapfiles - the configuration files used by MapServer
  • Creating maps on the command line
  • Using vector and raster datasources
  • Creating WMS (Web Map Services) and interacting with these in OpenLayers
  • Creating WFS (Web Feature Services) to serve vector data
  • Creating OGC Features API services

The workshop requires Docker Desktop to be installed, as a custom Docker image will be provided for the workshop.

Member of the MapServer PSC, OSGeo Charter Member, and Ireland's OSGeo Chapter